25 September It Happened Today


1683  Birth of french composer Jeanne Philippe Rameau.

1818  The first blood transfusion using human blood takes place at Guy’s Hospital in London.

1906  Birth of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich.

1933  The Turin Shroud goes on show to the public for the first time in 400 years.

1944  Birth of American actor Michael Douglas.

1952  Birth of American actor Christopher Reeve, best known for his roles as Superman.

1957  Troops from the 101st Airborne Division guard Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, so that nine black pupils can attend the all white school.

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