On September 25:
1513 Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa reached the Pacific Ocean.
1819 Samuel Marsden planted what is believed to have been the first grape vines in New Zealand.
1897 US writer William Faulkener was born.
1921 Sir Robert Muldoon was born.
1929 English comedian Ronnie Barker was born.
1929 US broadcaster Barbara Walters was born.
1944 Michael Douglas was born.
1946 English actress Felicity Kendal was born.
1952 US actor Christopher Reeve was born.
1962 The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria was proclaimed.
1969 English actress Catherine Zeta-Jones was born.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.