Thought for the Day
“Happiness is a butterfly,
which when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
(1804 – 1864)
An American novelist and short story writer. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, dark romanticism. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. His published works include novels, short stories, and a biography of his friend Franklin Pierce.
History Today Sept 25
- 1789 – The U.S. Congress passes twelve amendments to the United States Constitution: including the Bill of Rights.
- 1926 – The international Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery is first signed.
- 1956 – The first trans-Atlantic telephone cable went into service.
- 1957 – Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is integrated by the use of United States Army troops.
- 1977 – About 4,200 people take part in the first running of the Chicago Marathon.
- 2003 – A magnitude-8.0 earthquake strikes just offshore Hokkaid?, Japan.
Happy Birthday Today September 25
- 1764 – Fletcher Christian, English Bounty mutineer (d. 1793)
- 1897 – William Faulkner, American writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1962)
- 1896 – F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist (d. 1940)
- 1916 – Deendayal Upadhyaya, Indian philosopher and leader (d. 1968)
- 1929 – Barbara Walters, American broadcaster
- 1965 – Scottie Pippen, Basketball Hall of Famer
- 1968 – Will Smith, American actor and rapper
Holidays and observances:
- Gold Star Mother’s Day
- National One Hit Wonder Day
- Republic Day (Rwanda)
- National Voter Registration Day
- National Due Process Day
Did you know?
The Japanese word for Tuesday is Kayobi.
Today is the 268th day of the year, 97 days remain.