remote controls

On This Day - September 25th

As the northern hemisphere heads deeper into fall, September 25th seems like just another day for many of us. However, for people around the world and throughout history, it is one of the most important dates of the year. Here are some of the most interesting things about September 25th – whether or not it is already personally important for you at the same time!

On this day

great seal of alexander II

The Treaty of York was signed.

In 1237, the Treaty of York was signed between King Henry III (England) and King Alexander II (Scotland). The treaty established a boundary between the two nations, which has been mostly unchanged ever since!

Vasco Nunez de Balboa

Vasco Nuñez de Balboa made history.

In 1513, Spanish explorer Vasco Nuñez de Balboa crossed the Panama Isthmus. In doing so, he became the first recorded European to ever see the Pacific Ocean.

remote controls

The birth of the remote control took place!

In 1906, Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrated the Telekino at Bilbao, building a boat from the shore in front of a huge crowd! It was indeed considered to be the birth of the remote control – and now you know who to thank for not having to get up and change the TV channel manually!

Henry Ford

Henry Ford changed the workweek for good.

In 1926, motoring mogul Henry Ford announced that there would, from then on, be an 8-hour, 5-day work week for the workers at the Ford Motor Company. For many of us, that is still the case for workers across the West – though there are continued rumblings about a four-day workweek quietly emerging!

Sandra Day O'Connor

Sandra Day O’Connor became an integral part of the Supreme Court.

In 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in as a US Supreme Court Justice. She was the first woman ever to do so!

Special Days Falling on September 25th

September 25th is a great day for celebrations and commemorations for people all over the world! Check out these holidays taking place today.

International Ataxia Awareness Day

If you are not familiar with Ataxia, it is a word used to describe a group of disorders. People with ataxia generally have difficulties walking, speaking, and swallowing. It is a rare disorder, which is why it is so important to spread awareness about it today – make sure to read up on the condition, and to learn how you could make a difference, even if it is a small donation to help toward research.

Love and dreams... Piscean traits..

World Dream Day

Dreams link us all, whether awake or asleep. We all dream every night, even if we don’t always remember them! Some of us aspire to realize our dreams, understand them, or just share and enjoy how strange they can be! But why do we dream? What do our dreams mean? Today is the perfect day to find out – why not start keeping your own dream journal, for example?

National Pharmacist Day

World Pharmacists Day

Without pharmacists, where would we be? Probably all sick and bedbound! And today is the perfect day to thank pharmacists and medicine providers for all that they do. So, head to your local pharmacy, and be sure to show your appreciation for their hard work and dedication to your well-being!

This page was last modified on September 19, 2023. Suggest an edit