On this day: September 25

Published On: Sep 24 2012 06:06:42 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 25 2015 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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1968: Actor and rapper Will Smith, who got his start as "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and went on to become a movie star in such films as "Men in Black," "Independence Day," "I am Legend," "Ali" and "The Pursuit of Happyness," is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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