21 fun facts for September, 25

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
On September 25, several notable events took place, from the 1513 discovery of the Pacific Ocean by Vasco Núñez de Balboa to the world's first nuclear reactor producing electricity in 1951. This day also commemorates the premieres of beloved TV shows like "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "Friends," and celebrates several national days like One-Hit Wonder Day, National Comic Book Day, and National Lobster Day.
21 Fun facts
  1. September 25, 1690, marks the first time a newspaper was published in the Americas, called "Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick" in Massachusetts. Unfortunately, it was also the last time this newspaper was published as it was suppressed by the government due to unfavorable content.
  2. Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa became the first European to discover the Pacific Ocean on September 25, 1513. Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama and took possession of the Pacific Ocean in the name of the Spanish king.
  3. On September 25, 1804, the first steam-powered locomotive built by George Stephenson, called the "Blücher," was tested at the Killingworth Colliery in England. It could haul 30 tons of coal up a hill at four miles per hour, revolutionizing the transportation industry.
  4. The world's first nuclear reactor to produce electricity, Experimental Breeder Reactor I in Idaho, went live on September 25, 1951. Scientists successfully powered four 100-watt lightbulbs, marking a significant milestone in the development of nuclear power.
  5. National One-Hit Wonder Day is observed on September 25th. It celebrates musicians who are known for a single hit song during their careers, creating memorable tunes that still live on today.
  6. September 25, 1932, marked the opening of the first NFL game at Boston's Fenway Park. The Boston Braves and the New York Giants played against each other, with the Giants emerging as the victors.
  7. On September 25, National Comic Book Day is celebrated across the United States. This annual event encourages fans to pick up a comic book, whether it's an old favorite or a new release, and experience the world of image-driven storytelling.
  8. Internationally renowned French athlete and diplomat Armand "Mondo" Duplantis broke the world record for pole-vaulting on September 25, 2020, at 6.15 meters.
  9. The hit show "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," starring Will Smith, premiered on NBC on September 25, 1990. The sitcom centered on a street-smart teenager from Philadelphia who moves in with his wealthy relatives in Beverly Hills.
  10. September 25 celebrates National Lobster Day, honoring the delicious crustacean enjoyed by seafood fans around the United States.
  11. On September 25, 1981, Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female Supreme Court Justice in the United States when she was sworn in by Chief Justice Warren E. Burger.
  12. The popular American sitcom "Friends" also premiered on September 25, 1994. The show starred Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer as a group of friends living in New York City.
  13. September 25 is National Family Fitness Day in the United States. This day promotes the importance of family involvement in physical activities and encourages families to spend quality time together while staying active.
  14. On September 25, 1888, Sir Isaac Shoenberg, a British television pioneer and the main author of the 405-line television standard, was born.
  15. September 25, 1954, marked the introduction of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules military aircraft, a versatile, four-engine turboprop still used today for various transport and cargo support roles.
  16. National Psychotherapy Day is observed on September 25 in the United States. It helps spread public awareness regarding mental health issues and the benefits of seeking psychotherapy to cope with them.
  17. On September 25, the National Research Institute of Police Science in Japan celebrates its anniversary. Established in 1952, it has since focused on improving forensic technology and providing scientific support to police investigations.
  18. In 1986, on September 25, NASA's Voyager 2 probe discovered a wavy Uranus ring, notable for its unusual “chevron” pattern.
  19. On September 25, 2005, "Desperate Housewives" became the most-watched television show in the world, drawing over 120 million viewers across 68 countries.
  20. Celebrated on September 25, National Tune-Up Day reminds Americans to give their vehicles routine maintenance and check-ups to keep their cars running smoothly all year round.
  21. On September 25, the California Coastal Cleanup Day takes place, an annual event encouraging volunteers to pick up trash along the coastlines to protect and preserve the environment.