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On this day: September 25

POSTED: 04:06 PM MDT Sep 24, 2012    UPDATED: 12:00 AM MDT Sep 25, 2013 

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 - Vasco Nunez de Balboa
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1513: The Pacific Ocean is discovered by Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa when he crosses the Isthmus of Panama. Balboa, who is truly the first European to see the Pacific Ocean, names the body of water the South Sea.

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