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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1933: Ring Lardner, a sports columnist and short story writer best known for his satirical takes on the sports world, marriage and the theater, dies of complications from tuberculosis at age 48 in East Hampton, New York. Lardner was also the father of Ring Lardner Jr., the Oscar-winning screenwriter of such films as "Laura," "Woman of the Year" and "M*A*S*H."


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