September 25

This Day in History

1957

Central High School integrated

Nine African-American students enter the all white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, under heavily armed guard. In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in public … (more...)

1906

The First Remote Control Is Demonstrated

On this day in 1906, early-twentieth century Spanish civil engineer and mathematician Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrated the precursor to the modern-day TV clicker, key fob, and video … (more...)

1513

The Pacific Ocean Is "Discovered"

Vasco Núñez de Balboa was an early 16th century conquistador (literally "conqueror"). Like Hernán Cortés, he was one of the many Spanish soldiers and adventurers that flocked from Europe to the New … (more...)