Today in History: Karun Treasure Brought Back to Turkey from the USA

Karun's Treasure
Karun's Treasure

September 25 is the 268th (269th in leap years) day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. The number of days left until the end of the year is 97.

Railways

  • 25 September 1919 The Karasu Bridge near Vezirhan was blown up by 4 officer and 8 squadron of National Geography. The telegraph wires were cut off.

Events 

  • 1396 – Yıldırım Bayezid achieved the victory of Niğbolu.
  • 1561 - Şehzade Bayezid was executed.
  • 1911 – The Kingdom of Italy declared war on the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1917 - Leon Trotsky is elected President of the Petrograd Soviet.
  • 1950 – United Nations troops capture Seoul in Korea. (See Korean War)
  • 1974 - Scientists warn that aerosol sprays are destroying the ozone layer.
  • 1979 – It tells the life story of Eva Peron, wife of Argentine President Juan Peron. Evita The musical premiered on Broadway.
  • 1993 – The Croesus Treasure was brought back to Turkey from the USA.
  • 2010 – Ed Miliband is elected Leader of the Labor Party in the United Kingdom.

Births 

  • 1358 – Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, third shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate (d. 1408)
  • 1599 – Francesco Borromini, Italian-born Swiss architect (d. 1667)
  • 1627 – Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, French bishop (d. 1704)
  • 1644 – Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer (d. 1710)
  • 1683 – Jean-Philippe Rameau, French baroque composer (d. 1764)
  • 1694 – Henry Pelham, English politician and Prime Minister of Great Britain (d. 1754)
  • 1711 – Qianlong, 6th Emperor of China's Qing Dynasty (d. 1799)
  • 1744 – II. Friedrich Wilhelm, King of Prussia (d. 1797)
  • 1772 – Feth Ali Shah Qajar, 2nd Ruler of the Qajar Dynasty that ruled Iran (d. 1834)
  • 1866 – Thomas H. Morgan, American zoologist and geneticist (d. 1945)
  • 1877 – Plutarco Elías Calles, Mexican general and politician (d. 1945)
  • 1881 – Lu Sin, Chinese writer, poet, critic, and translator (d. 1936)
  • 1896 – Alessandro Pertini, Italian socialist politician (d. 1990)
  • 1897 – William Faulkner, American author and Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)
  • 1901 – Robert Bresson, French director (d. 1999)
  • 1903 – Mark Rotko, American painter (d. 1970)
  • 1906 Dimitri Shostakovich, Russian composer (d. 1975)
  • 1911 – Eric Williams, Trinidad and Tobago historian and politician (d. 1981)
  • 1913 – Charles Helu, Lebanese statesman (d. 2001)
  • 1915 – Ethel Rosenberg, American activist and US Communist Party member (charged with USSR espionage and executed) (d. 1953)
  • 1920
    • Sergey Bondarchuk, Soviet/Russian actor, film director and screenwriter (d. 1994)
    • Božidarka Kika Damjanović-Marković, Yugoslav political activist, World War II. Yugoslav Partisan Commander, insurgent and national hero during World War II (d. 1996)
  • 1922 – Hammer DeRoburt, Nauruan politician (d. 1992)
  • 1923 – Leonardo Benevolo, Italian architect, art historian, and urban planner (d. 2017)
  • 1924 – Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan, Indian communist politician (d. 2016)
  • 1925 – Silvana Pampanini, Italian beauty and actress (d. 2016)
  • 1927 – Colin Davis, British conductor (d. 2013)
  • 1929
    • Sezer Sezin, Turkish cinema and theater actor (d. 2017)
    • Barbara Walters, American journalist, author and television personality
  • 1932
    • Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist (d. 1982)
    • Adolfo Suárez, Spanish politician (d. 2014)
  • 1935 – Engin Cezzar, Turkish director, theater, cinema and TV series actor (d. 2017)
  • 1936 – Moussa Traoré, Malian soldier and politician (d. 2020)
  • 1937 – Suzan Avcı, Turkish film actress
  • 1939 – Leon Brittan, British politician (d. 2015)
  • 1943 – Robert Gates, former United States Secretary of Defense
  • 1944 – Michael Douglas, American film actor
  • 1946 - Felicity Kendal, English actress
  • 1946 – Ali Pervin, Iranian national football player and coach
  • 1947 – Cheryl Tiegs, American fashion designer, former model, and actress
  • 1949 – Pedro Almodóvar, Spanish film director
  • 1949 – Steve Mackay, American saxophonist (d. 2015)
  • 1951 – Yardena Land, Israeli singer and presenter
  • 1951 – Mark Hamill, American actor
  • 1951 – Bob McAdoo, American former professional basketball player
  • 1952 - Bell hooks, American writer, women's rights activist
  • 1952 – Christopher Reeve, American film actor (d. 2004)
  • 1954 – Juande Ramos, Spanish football player and manager
  • 1955 - Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, German football player
  • 1957 – Michael Madsen, American actor, producer, director, writer, poet, and photographer
  • 1958 – Michael Madsen, Danish-American producer and actor
  • 1960 – Igor Bilanov, Ukrainian football player
  • 1961
    • Mehmet Aslantuğ, Turkish film and TV actor
    • Erdal Eren, Turkish high school student and TDKP member (d. 1980)
    • Heather Locklear, American actress
  • 1964 – Kikuko Inoue, Japanese voice actor and singer
  • 1965
    • Scottie Pippen, American basketball player
    • Rafael Martín Vázquez, Spanish international football player
  • 1968 - Will Smith, American film actor
  • 1969 – Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh film actress
  • 1970 – Yavuz Çetin, Turkish guitarist and songwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1971 – Anne Le Nen, French comedian and actress
  • 1973
    • Tijani Babangida, Nigerian former football player
    • Hande Kazanova, Turkish theater, cinema, TV series actress and presenter
  • 1974 – Olivier Dacourt, French football player
  • 1976
    • Chauncey Billups, American basketball player and NBA player
    • Chiara, Maltese singer
    • Santigold, American singer and producer
  • 1977 – Clea DuVall, American actress
  • 1978
    • Ricardo Gardner, Jamaican international football player
    • Ryan Leslie, American record producer, singer, songwriter and rapper
  • 1980
    • Betül Demir, Turkish pop music singer
    • Clifford Joseph Harris, American rapper
    • Nataša Bekvalac, Serbian pop music singer
    • TI, American rapper, songwriter and producer
  • 1982 – Hyun Bin, South Korean actor
  • 1983
    • Donald Glover, American actor, screenwriter and musician
    • Naomi Russell, American porn star
  • 1984 – Matias Silvestre, Argentine football player
  • 1985
    • Gokhan Gulec, Turkish football player
    • Marvin Matip, German-Cameroonian football player
  • 1986 – Choi Yoon-young, South Korean actress
  • 1987 – Mustafa Yumlu, Turkish football player
  • 1988 – Nemanja Gordic, Bosnian professional basketball player
  • 1989 – Cuco Martina, national football player from Curacao
  • 1990 – Mao Asada, Japanese figure skater
  • 1991 – Alessandro Crescenzi, Italian football player
  • 1992 – Keauna McLaughlin, American figure skater
  • 1993 – Rosalía, Spanish singer-songwriter
  • 1994 – Jekaterina Matlasjova, Russian handball player
  • 1995 – Aidra Fox, American pornographic actress
  • 1996 – Egemen Güven, Turkish basketball player
  • 2000 – Yankı Erel, Turkish tennis player

Deaths 

  • 1066 – Harald, King of Norway from 1047 to 1066 (b. 1015)
  • 1333 – Morikuni, ninth and last shogun of the Kamakura shogunate (b. 1301)
  • 1506 – Felipe I, duke of Burgundy from 1482 to 1506 (b. 1478)
  • 1534 – VII. Clemens was pope from 19 November 1523 until his death on 25 September 1534 (b. 1478)
  • 1561 – Prince Bayezid, Ottoman prince (third prince of Suleiman I from Hürrem Sultan) (b. 1525)
  • 1617 – Go-Yōzei, 107th emperor of Japan in the traditional succession order (b. 1571)
  • 1617 – Francisco Suárez, Spanish Jesuit priest, philosopher, and theologian (b. 1548)
  • 1777 – Johann Heinrich Lambert, German physicist, mathematician, and astronomer (b. 1728)
  • 1840 – Jacques MacDonald, French soldier (b. 1765)
  • 1849 – Johann Strauss I, Austrian composer (b. 1804)
  • 1878 – Servetsezâ Kadınefendi, first wife and lady of the Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecid (b. 1823)
  • 1899 – Francisque Bouillier, French philosopher (b. 1813)
  • 1914 – Theodore Gill, American ichthyologist, mammologist, and librarian (b. 1837)
  • 1933 – Paul Ehrenfest, Austrian-Dutch physicist (b. 1880)
  • 1958 – John B. Watson, American psychologist (b. 1878)
  • 1958 – Ludwig Crüwell, German general (b. 1892)
  • 1963 – Georg Lindemann, German cavalry officer (b. 1884)
  • 1969 – Paul Scherrer, Swiss physicist (b. 1890)
  • 1970 – Erich Maria Remarque, German writer (b. 1898)
  • 1980 – John Bonham, English musician (b. 1948)
  • 1980 – Lewis Milestone, Russian-American film director (b. 1895)
  • 1980 – Marie Under, Estonian poet (b. 1883)
  • 1983 – Gunnar Thoroddsen, Prime Minister of Iceland (b. 1910)
  • 1983 – III. Leopold, King of Belgium (b. 1901)
  • 1984 – Walter Pidgeon, Canadian actor (b. 1897)
  • 1986 – Nikolay Semyonov, Russian physicist, chemist (b. 1896)
  • 1987 – Mary Astor, American actress (b. 1906)
  • 1991 – Klaus Barbie (The Butcher of Lyon), German SS officer and Gestapo member (b. 1913)
  • 1999 – Muhsin Batur, Turkish soldier (b. 1920)
  • 2003 – Donald Nicol, British historian and Byzantium (b. 1923)
  • 2003 – Edward Said, American philosopher (b. 1935)
  • 2003 – Franco Modigliani, Italian-American economist and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2005 – Don Adams, American actor and comedian (b. 1923)
  • 2005 – George Archer, American golfer (b. 1939)
  • 2005 – Scott Peck, American psychologist (b. 1936)
  • 2011 – Ziyab Avane, former United Arab Emirates national football player (b. 1990)
  • 2011 – Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist and political activist (b. 1940)
  • 2012 – Andy Williams, American pop musician (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – Neşet Ertaş, Turkish folk poet (b. 1938)
  • 2014 – Sulejman Tihić, Bosnian politician (b. 1951)
  • 2016 – Arnold Palmer, American golfer (b. 1929)
  • 2016 – Rod Temperton, English musician, record producer, songwriter (b. 1949)
  • 2017 – Anthony Booth, English actor (b. 1931)
  • 2017 – Nora Marks Dauenhauer, American short story writer, linguist, and poet producing works in the Tlingit language (b. 1927)
  • 2017 – Elizabeth Dawn, English actress (b. 1939)
  • 2017 – Jan Tříska, Czech actor (b. 1936)
  • 2017 – Anatoly Gromyko, Soviet-Russian scientist and diplomat (b. 1932)
  • 2017 – Abdulkadir Yüksel, Turkish pharmacist and politician (b. 1962)
  • 2017 – Aneurin Jones, Welsh painter and artist
  • 2018 – Helena Almeida, Portuguese female painter and photographer (b. 1934)
  • 2018 – Marie Colton, American politician (b. 1922)
  • 2018 – Yakup Yavru, Turkish teacher and actor (b. 1952)
  • 2019 – Arne Weise, Swedish journalist, radio and television presenter (b. 1930)
  • 2020 – SP Balasubrahmanyam, Indian musician, play-back singer, actor, record producer and film director (b. 1946)

Holidays and special occasions 

  • Turkey Fire Fighting Week (25 September – 1 October)

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