11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 25th September

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1493 - Christopher Columbus leaves Spain with 17 ships on his second voyage to the Western Hemisphere

2. 1789 - The first U.S. Congress adopts 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. The first ten became the Bill of Rights

3. 1944 - Michael Douglas is born

4. 1950 - United Nations forces take control of the South Korean capital Seoul, three months after it fell to North Korea, the US Army announces.

5. 1957 - More than 1,000 paratroopers in full battle dress escort nine black children to high school in Little Rock, Arkansas to end the crisis

6. 1969 - Catherine Zeta-Jones is born

7. 1979 - The musical Evita opens on Broadway

8. 1981 - Rupert Murdoch shuts down the Sunday Times due to an industrial dispute with 101 members of the Printers Union and suspended 1,400 staff on indefinite suspension without pay

9. 1983 - Thirty-eight prisoners escape from Maze, the high-security jail in Northern Ireland

10. 2001 - Michael Jordan announces that he will return to the NBA as a player for the Washington Wizards

11. 2011 - King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia grants women the right to vote and run for office in future elections 

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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