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    • September 5, 1590 Alexander Farnese's army forces Henry IV of France to raise the siege of Paris.

    • September 5, 1661 "Fall of Nicolas Fouquet: Louis XIV Superintendent of Finances is arrested in Nantes by D'Artagnan, captain of the king's musketeers."

    • September 5, 1666 "Great Fire of London ends: 10,000 buildings including St. Paul's Cathedral are destroyed, but only 16 people are known to have died."

    • September 5, 1698 "In an effort to move his people away from archaic customs, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposes a tax on beards."

    • September 5, 1725 Wedding of Louis XV and Maria Leszczyska.

    • September 5, 1781 Battle of the Chesapeake in the American Revolutionary War.

    • September 5, 1781 "Battle of Virginia Capes, French defeat British, traps Cornwallis"

    • September 5, 1793 French Revolution the French National Convention initiates the Reign of Terror.

    • September 5, 1795 US-Algiers sign peace treaty

    • September 5, 1798 Conscription is made mandatory in France by the Jourdan law.

    • September 5, 1800 Malta is conquered by Great Britain.

    • September 5, 1816 "Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable (""Unobtainable Chamber"")."

    • September 5, 1836 Sam Houston elected president of the Republic of Texas

    • September 5, 1836 Sam Houston is elected as the second president of the Republic of Texas.

    • September 5, 1839 The First Opium War begins in China.

    • September 5, 1840 Premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's Un giorno di regno at La Scala of Milan.

    • September 5, 1862 Lee crosses the Potomac & enters Maryland

    • September 5, 1864 Achille Franois Bazaine becomes Marshall of France.

    • September 5, 1877 Indian Wars: Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse is bayoneted by a United States soldier after resisting confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson in Nebraska.

    • September 5, 1877 Southern blacks led by Pap Singleton settle in Kansas

    • September 5, 1882 "10,000 workers participate in the first US Labor Day parade, held in New York City."

    • September 5, 1885 "The first gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer (Ft Wayne, Ind)"

    • September 5, 1900 France proclaims a protectorate over Chad

    • September 5, 1905 "Russo-Japanese War: In New Hampshire, USA, the Treaty of Portsmouth, mediated by US President Theodore Roosevelt, ends the war."

    • September 5, 1905 "Treaty of Portsmouth USA, ends Russo-Japanese War"

    • September 5, 1914 Battle of Marne (WW I) begins

    • September 5, 1914 "HMS Pathfinder, a British Light cruiser torpedoed and sunk out from the Firth of Forth by German submarine U21."

    • September 5, 1915 The pacifist Zimmerwald Conference begins.

    • September 5, 1918 "Decree ""On Red Terror"" is published in Russia"

    • September 5, 1923 Flyweights Gene LaRue & Kid Pancho KO each other simultaneously

    • September 5, 1925 "112ø F (44ø C), Centerville, Alabama (state record)"

    • September 5, 1932 "The colonie of Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, Mali, and Niger."

    • September 5, 1937 Spanish Civil War: Llanes falls.

    • September 5, 1938 Chile: A group of youths affiliated with the fascist National Socialist Movement of Chile are assassinated in the Seguro Obrero massacre.

    • September 5, 1939 The US proclaims its neutrality in WWII a position that would last until 12/7/1941.

    • September 5, 1940 "All 355 Jewish-owned businesses in Luxembourg become ""Aryan"" property."

    • September 5, 1943 "World War II: The 503d Parachute Infantry Regiment lands and occupies Nazdab, near Lae in the Salamaua-Lae campaign."

    • September 5, 1944 Allies liberate Brussels

    • September 5, 1944 "Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg constitute Benelux."

    • September 5, 1945 "Iva Toguri D'Aquino, a Japanese-American suspected of being wartime radio propagandist Tokyo Rose, is arrested in Yokohama."

    • September 5, 1946 Joe Garagiola plays his 1st major league baseball game

    • September 5, 1953 The first privately operated atomic reactor-Raleigh NC

    • September 5, 1956 20 die in a train crash in Springer NM

    • September 5, 1957 Cuba: Fulgencio Batista bombs the revolt in Cienfuegos.

    • September 5, 1958 """Doctor Zhivago"" by Boris Pasternak published in the US"

    • September 5, 1958 "The first color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte NC"

    • September 5, 1960 Cassius Clay captures the olympic light heavyweight gold medal

    • September 5, 1960 The poet Lopold Sdar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.

    • September 5, 1961 The first conference of the Non Aligned Countries is held in Belgrade.

    • September 5, 1968 21 killed by hijackers aboard a Pan Am jet in Karachi Pakistan

    • September 5, 1969 My Lai Massacre: U.S. Army Lt. William Calley is charged with six specifications of premeditated murder for the death of 109 Vietnamese civilians in My Lai.

    • September 5, 1970 "Estimated 15 cm (6"") of rainfall, Bug Point, Utah (state record)"

    • September 5, 1972 Chemical spill with fog sickens hundreds in Meuse Valley Belgium

    • September 5, 1972 "Munich Massacre: A Palestinian terrorist group called ""Black September"" attack Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic Games."

    • September 5, 1972 "The Olympic Games in Munich, Germany are marred by tragedy when PLO terrorists hold the Israeli delegation hostage; 11 Israelis are killed during the ordeal."

    • September 5, 1975 "Sacramento, California: a follower of incarcerated cult leader Charles Manson, Lynette Fromme attempts to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford."

    • September 5, 1975 "Wings release ""Letting Go"""

    • September 5, 1977 "Hanns Martin Schleyer, is kidnapped in Cologne, West Germany by the Red Army Faction and is later murdered."

    • September 5, 1977 "Voyager 1 (US) launched toward fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn"

    • September 5, 1977 Voyager program: Voyager 1 is launched after a brief delay.

    • September 5, 1978 "Camp David Accords: Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat begin peace process at Camp David, Maryland."

    • September 5, 1978 "Sadat, Begin & Carter began peace conference at Camp David, Md"

    • September 5, 1979 Earl of Mountbatten funeral held in Bruma

    • September 5, 1980 The St. Gotthard Tunnel opens in Switzerland as the world's longest highway tunnel at 10.14 miles (16.224 km) stretching from Goschenen to Airolo.

    • September 5, 1980 "World's longest auto tunnel, St Gotthard in Swiss Alps, opens"

    • September 5, 1981 Number one hit on UK music charts - Soft Cell - Tainted Love

    • September 5, 1982 Eddie Hill sets propeller-driven boat water speed record of 229 mph

    • September 5, 1984 Western Australia becomes the last Australian state to abolish capital punishment.

    • September 5, 1986 Merv Griffin makes his final appearance as host of his own TV talk show.

    • September 5, 1986 NASA awards study contracts to 5 aerospace firms

    • September 5, 1986 NASA launches DOD-1

    • September 5, 1986 Pan Am Flight 73 with 358 people on board is hijacked at Karachi International Airport.

    • September 5, 1988 "Jerry Lewis' 23rd Labor Day telethon raises record $41,132,113"

    • September 5, 1989 Deborah Norville becomes news anchor of the Today Show

    • September 5, 1990 Iraqi Pres Saddam Hussein urges Arabs to rise against the West

    • September 5, 1991 Actor John Travolta weds Kelly Preston

    • September 5, 1991 "The Mall Southampton, Southampton, UK opened its doors for the first time"

    • September 5, 1991 US trial of former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega begins

    • September 5, 1995 "France sets off an underground nuclear device in the South Pacific, ending a three-year moratorium on such tests."

    • September 5, 1997 Digital Theater Sound (DTS) announces its intentions to enter the DVD market

    • September 5, 1997 "Humanitarian Mother Teresa dies of a heart attack in Calcutta, India, at age 87."

    • September 5, 1999 "Candid Camera star Allen Funt dies in Pebble Beach, CA, at age 84."

    • September 5, 2000 The hottest day ever in Texas as most weather stations in the state topped 100 degrees and many topped 110.

    • September 5, 2005 "Mandala Airlines Flight 091 crashes into a heavily-populated residential of Sumatra, Indonesia, killing 104 people on board and at least 39 persons on ground."

    • September 5, 2007 3 terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Quaeda are arrested in Germany after planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US-Military installations. See German Terror Plot 9/07







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