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.