On this day: September 25

Published On: Sep 24 2012 05:06:42 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 25 2015 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Chariots of Fire
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1981: The drama "Chariots of Fire" premieres in theaters. The movie tells the story of two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, who compete in the 1924 Olympics. The movie would go on to earn seven Academy Award nominations and win four, including Best Picture and Best Original Score for its memorable theme by Greek composer Vangelis.

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