September 25, Sandra Day O’Connor is sworn in

Today is Sunday, September 25, the 268th day of 2022. There are 97 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in the story:

On September 25, 1957, nine black students who had been forced to withdraw from Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, due to unruly white crowds, were escorted to class by members of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division .

To this date :

In 1513, Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama and sighted the Pacific Ocean.

In 1789, the first United States Congress passed 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. (Ten of the amendments became the Bill of Rights.)

In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson collapsed after a speech in Pueblo, Colorado, during a national speaking tour in favor of the Treaty of Versailles (vehr-SY’).

In 1956, the first transatlantic telephone cable was officially put into service with a ceremonial three-way call between New York, Ottawa and London.

In 1964, the situation comedy “Gomer Pyle, USMC”, starring Jim Nabors, premiered on CBS-TV.

In 1978, 144 people were killed when a Pacific Southwest Airlines Boeing 727 and a private plane collided over San Diego.

In 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in as the first female Supreme Court Justice.

In 1992, NASA’s Mars Observer lifted off on a $980 million mission to the Red Planet (the probe disappeared just before entering Mars orbit in August 1993).

In 1994, Russian President Boris Yeltsin embarked on a five-day tour of the United States upon his arrival in New York, hoping to encourage American investment in his country’s struggling economy.

In 2016, golf legend Arnold Palmer, 87, died in Pittsburgh. Miami Marlins right-handed ace Jose Fernandez, 24, was killed in a boating accident with two friends off Miami Beach. Country singer Jean Shepard, a staple of the Grand Old Opry, has died in Nashville at age 82.

In 2018, Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and assaulting a woman in his suburban Philadelphia home. (After nearly three years in prison, Cosby was released in June 2021 after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his conviction.)

In 2020, the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was in state on the United States Capitol, making history as the first woman so honored in America. Governor Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida and banned local fines against people who refuse to wear masks as he seeks to reopen the state’s economy despite the spread of the coronavirus. coronavirus.

Ten years ago: President Barack Obama, addressing the United Nations General Assembly, pledged US support for Syrians trying to oust President Bashar Assad, calling him “a dictator who slaughters his own people. Singer and television host Andy Williams has died at his home in Branson, Missouri, at the age of 84.

Five years ago: Former Congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl. North Korea’s top diplomat says his country has the right to shoot down US fighter jets, after President Donald Trump’s weekend tweet suggesting the North’s Kim Jong Un ‘won’t be around for very long “. Britain’s Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle made their first public appearance as a couple, attending a wheelchair tennis event at the Invictus Games for injured veterans in Toronto.

A year ago: An Amtrak train derailed in north-central Montana killing three people and leaving seven others hospitalized.

Today’s birthdays: Former journalist Barbara Walters turns 93. Folk singer Ian Tyson is 89 years old. Polka bandleader Jimmy Sturr is 81 years old. Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is 79. Actor Josh Taylor is 79 years old. Actor Robert Walden is 79 years old. Actor-producer Michael Douglas is 78 years old. Model Cheryl Tiegs is 75 years old. Actor Mimi Kennedy is 74 years old. Director Pedro Almodovar is 73 years old. Actor-director Anson Williams is 73 years old. Actor Mark Hamill is 71 years old. Basketball Hall of Famer Bob McAdoo is 71 years old. Actor Colin Friels is 70 years old. Actor Michael Madsen is 64 years old. Actor Heather Locklear is 61 years old. Actor Aida Turturro is 60 years old. Actor Tate Donovan is 59 years old. TV personality Keely Shaye Smith is 59. Actor Maria Doyle Kennedy is 58 years old. Jason Flemyng is 56 years old. Actor Will Smith is 54 years old. Actor Hal Sparks is 53 years old. Actor Catherine Zeta-Jones is 53 years old. Rock musician Mike Luce (Drowning Pool) is 51 years old. Actor Bridgette Wilson-Sampras is 49 years old. Actor Clea DuVall is 45 years old. Actor Robbie Jones is 45 years old. Actor Joel David Moore is 45 years old. where Chris Owen is 42 years old. Rapper TI is 42 years old. Actor Van Hansis is 41 years old. Actor Lee Norris is 41 years old. Actor/rapper Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) is 39 years old. Actor Zach Woods is 38 years old. Actor Jordan Gavaris is 33 years old. Olympic silver medalist figure skater Mao Asada is 32 years old. Actor Emmy Clarke is 31 years old.

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