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 - William Faulkner
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Library of Congress

1897: Author William Faulkner, who would go on to write such works such as "The Sound and the Fury" and "As I Lay Dying" and win the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature, is born in New Albany, Miss.


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