On this day: September 25

Published On: Sep 24 2012 06:06:42 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 25 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

A European sees the Pacific Ocean for the first time, Congress passes the Bill of Rights, the Little Rock Nine get a U.S. Army escort to school, and Led Zeppelin's John Bonham dies, all on this day.

OTD September 25 - Bill of Rights
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National Archives and Records Administration

1789: The U.S. Congress passes 12 amendments to the United States Constitution: the Congressional Apportionment Amendment (which was never ratified), the Congressional Compensation Amendment (ratified in 1992 as the 27th Amendment), and the 10 that are known as the Bill of Rights.

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