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      This Day in History: September 25

      Featured Biography

      William Faulkner
      American author
      Catherine Zeta-Jones
      Welsh actress
      Will Smith
      American actor and musician
      Scottie Pippen
      American basketball player
      Michael Douglas
      American actor and producer
      Dmitri Shostakovich
      Russian composer

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      Arnold Palmer
      American golfer Arnold Palmer, who used an unorthodox swing and an aggressive approach to become one of golf's most successful and well-liked stars, died at age 87. Sort fact from fiction in our golf quiz
      Courtesy, Arnold Palmer Enterprises
      Wangari Maathai
      Kenyan politician and environmental activist Wangari Maathai—who was the first Black African woman to win a Nobel Prize (the 2004 Nobel Prize for Peace)—died in Nairobi. Take our quiz about the Nobel Prize
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      Hostilities came to an end during Black September, the brief but violent civil war between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Jordan. Sort fact from fiction in our quiz about the Middle East
      Sonny Liston
      Sonny Liston became world heavyweight boxing champion with a first-round knockout of Floyd Patterson in Chicago. How much do you know about boxing?
      Encyclop?dia Britannica, Inc.
      Barbara Walters
      American journalist Barbara Walters, who was especially known for her highly effective technique in television interviews of world-renowned figures, was born.
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      André Masséna, duc de Rivoli
      André Masséna, French nobleman and general under Napoleon, defeated Russian forces in the Second Battle of Zürich. Take our history of war quiz
      Courtesy of the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
      Philadelphia, then the American capital, was occupied by British forces during the American Revolution. Test your knowledge of the American Revolution
      Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
      Emperor Qianlong, whose six-decade reign (1735–96) during the Qing (Manchu) dynasty was one of the longest in Chinese history, was born. Sort fact from fiction in our quiz about China
      The Print Collector/Heritage-Images/Imagestate
      Harold II
      Tostig, earl of Northumbria, and Harald III, king of Norway, were killed in an attempt to depose Tostig's brother, King Harold II of England. Take our kings and emperors quiz
      Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London
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