On this day: September 25

Published On: Sep 24 2012 05:06:42 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 25 2016 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 - Ethan Allen
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1775: American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen is captured by the British as he leads an attack on Montreal. First imprisoned aboard Royal Navy ships, he's eventually paroled in New York City and finally released in a prisoner exchange in 1778.

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