On This Day in History

for Saturday 5th September, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 211

1666 - Great Fire of London ends, leaving 13,200 houses destroyed and 8 dead
1774 - 1st Continental Congress assembles at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1839 - The First Opium War begins in China.
1914 - - till the 12th Sept Battle of Marne (WWI) begins French and British forces prevent German forces advancing on Paris
1972 - 11 Israeli athletes taken hostage and later killed by Palestinian Black September group at the Munich Olympics

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 217

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 12

1725 - French King Louis XV marries Polish princess Mary Lesczynski
1959 - Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (20) weds Linda Joan Bork
1968 - Author Ken Follett (19) weds Mary Emma Ruth Elson
1970 - Producer Dick Wolf (23) weds Susan Scranton
1980 - Lawyer Kathleen St. Johns divorces best-selling author Michael Crichton (37) after nearly 2 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 3 of 105

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 247

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