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September 25th, 2005EventE1 Train Disaster
September 25th, 2003EventA magnitude-8.0 earthquake strikes just offshore of Hokkaido, Japan.
September 25th, 2002EventThe Vitim event, a possible bolide impact in Siberia, Russia.
September 25th, 1997EventWing Commander Andy Green, OBE (RAF) establishes the world Land Speed Record at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah in the ThrustSSC jet-powered car, and becomes the first man to break the speed of sound on land.
September 25th, 1996EventThe last of the Magdalen Asylums closes in Ireland.
September 25th, 1983EventMaze Prison escape. 38 republican prisoners, armed with 6 handguns, hijacked a prison meals lorry and smashed their way out of HMP Maze. The largest prison escape since WWII and in British history.
September 25th, 1981EventSandra Day O Connor was the 102nd Justice sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, the first woman to hold the office.
September 25th, 1980EventThe first congress of the Democratic Youth Organization of Afghanistan held in Kabul.
September 25th, 1978EventPSA Flight 182, a Boeing 727-214, collides in mid-air with a Cessna 172 and crashes in San Diego, California, resulting in the deaths of 144 people.
September 25th, 1972EventIn the Norwegian EC referendum, 1972, the people of Norway reject membership.

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