Summary: Today is the 268th day of 2023 and the third day of autumn.
Daily Almanac for Sept. 25, 2023 | Lifestyle
Today marks the 268th day of 2023 and the third day of autumn. It is a day of celebration for many notable individuals, including Barbara Walters, Shel Silverstein, Michael Douglas, and more. The Supreme Court has seen 12 nominations rejected by the Senate throughout history. In the world of sports, the first doubleheader in Major League Baseball took place in 1882. Additionally, the Mars Observer mission, launched in 1992, had a significant cost of $813 million.
Birthdays and Achievements
On this day, we celebrate the birthdays of several influential individuals. Barbara Walters, a renowned TV journalist, and Shel Silverstein, an accomplished author and songwriter, were born on this day. Michael Douglas, Mark Hamill, Christopher Reeve, Heather Locklear, Scottie Pippen, Will Smith, and Catherine Zeta-Jones also mark their birthdays today, each leaving their mark in their respective fields.
Supreme Court and Rejecting Nominations
Since 1789, the Senate has rejected 12 out of 165 nominations to the Supreme Court. This shows the importance of the Senate’s role in the confirmation process and the scrutiny that nominees undergo. The rejection of nominations highlights the significance of the selection process and the impact it has on the highest court in the United States.
Major League Baseball’s First Doubleheader
On this day in 1882, a significant event took place in the world of Major League Baseball. Providence and Worcester competed in the first-ever doubleheader in MLB history. This marked a milestone in the sport and paved the way for future doubleheaders, becoming a beloved tradition among baseball fans.
Despite the high cost and subsequent failure, the Mars Observer mission launched on this day in 1992 remains a notable event in space exploration. With an estimated total cost of $813 million, the mission aimed to study Mars but unfortunately failed 11 months later. This serves as a reminder of the challenges and risks involved in space exploration.