On this day: September 25

Published On: Sep 24 2012 06:06:42 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 25 2014 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.

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2003: Author and actor George Plimpton, widely known for his sports writing and for helping to found The Paris Review, as well as his performances in movies like "Reds," "Volunteers" and "L.A. Story," dies of heart attack at age 76 in New York City.

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