Historical Events on 5th September

  • 1198 Philips of Zwabia, Prince of Hohenstaufen, crowned King of Germany and King of the Romans
  • 1519 2nd Battle of Tehuacingo, Mexico: Hernán Cortés vs Tlascala Aztecs
  • 1550 William Cecil appoints himself English minister of foreign affairs
  • 1590 Alexander Farnese's army forces Henry IV of France to raise the siege of Paris
  • 1596 Dutch fleet commander Cornelis de Houtman taken hostage in Java
  • 1622 Richelieu appointed Cardinal under French King Louis XIII
  • 1634 -6] Battle at Nordlingen: King Ferdinand III & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants
  • 1644 Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Sas of Gent
  • 1661 Nicolas Fouquet, French Superintendent of Finances under Louis XIV arrested; he died in 1680, never having seen freedom again.
  • 1666 Great Fire of London ends, leaving 13,200 houses destroyed and 8 dead

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1698 Russian Tsar Peter the Great imposes a tax on beards

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • 1750 Decree issued in Paderborn Prussia allows for annual search of all Jewish homes for stolen or "doubtful" goods
  • 1774 Twelve of the thirteen American colonies adopt a trade embargo with Britain at the first Continental Congress at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1781 Battle of Virginia Capes, French defeat British, trap Cornwallis
  • 1786 Montplaisir Ceramic factory opens in Schaarbeek Belgium
  • 1793 French Revolution: the "Reign of Terror" begins
  • 1795 USA and Algiers sign peace treaty
  • 1796 General Salicetti orders equal rights for Jews of Bologna, Italy
  • 1798 New conscription law goes into effect in France
  • 1800 Malta surrenders to British after they blockade French troops
  • 1814 -15] Battle of Masurische Meren: Germans chase Russians out of East Prussia

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1816 Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable ("Unobtainable Chamber").

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1836 Sam Houston elected President of the Republic of Texas

Texan Revolutionary Sam Houston
Texan Revolutionary
Sam Houston
  • 1838 Central Museum opens in Utrecht Netherlands
  • 1839 The First Opium War begins in China
  • 1844 Iron ore discovered in Minnesota's Mesabi Mountains
  • 1862 General Lee crosses Potomac & enters Maryland
  • 1863 Bread revolt in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1864 British, French & Dutch fleets attacked Japan in Shimonoseki Straits
  • 1864 Achille François Bazaine becomes Marshall of France.
  • 1877 Southern blacks led by Pap Singleton settle in Kansas
  • 1879 George Washington De Long, American Arctic Explorer, and commander on board the Jeannette, becomes trapped with his crew in pack ice during his attempt to reach the North Pole
  • 1882 10,000 workers march in 1st Labor Day parade in NYC
  • 1885 1st gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer (Ft Wayne, Ind)
  • 1887 Gas lamp at Theatre Royal in Exeter catches fire killing about 200
  • 1889 German Christine Hardt patents the first modern brassiere
  • 1895 George Washington Murray elected to Congress from SC
  • 1900 France proclaims a protectorate over Chad
  • 1901 National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues forms
  • 1905 Lillian Mortimer's "No Mother to Guide" premieres in Detroit

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1905 The Treaty of Portsmouth is signed concluding the Russo-Japanese War; US President Theodore Roosevelt will receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his role as mediator

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1905 50 prominent men meet in Sydney's Australia Hotel to found the National Defense League fueled by fear of Japan after it's victory over Russia
  • 1906 1st legal forward pass (Brandbury Robinson to Jack Schneider)
  • 1907 King Edward VII of Great Britain meets Russia's Foreign Minister Alexander Izvolski in an attempt to strengthen Russia's relationship with Britain
  • 1908 Dodger Nap Rucker no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0
  • 1910 Jack Coombs begins a record streak of 53 shutout innings
  • 1913 Phillies & Braves tie record of only 1 run in a double header, Phillies win 1st game 1-0, then a scoreless tie into 10th
  • 1914 World War I: Battle of Marne begins, French and British forces prevent German advance on Paris (till the 12th Sept)
  • 1914 French headquarters move to Chatillon-sur-Seine
  • 1914 Gr Britain/France/Belgium/Russia sign pact of London
  • 1914 Proclamation prohibits Canadian mint from issuing gold coins
  • 1914 US President Wilson orders the US Navy to make its wireless stations accessible for any transatlantic communications - even to German diplomats sending coded messages; this will lead to the interception of the Zimmermann telegram, helping to bring the US into the war
  • 1915 Anti-war conference in Zimmerwald, Switzerland

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1915 Tsar Nicholas II, distressed by increasing Russian losses, assumes personal command of his nation's military forces; clearly a symbolic act and devastating for his leadership

  • 1916 36th U.S. Men's National Championship: R. Norris Williams beats William Johnston (4-6, 6-4, 0-6, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 1918 Due to WW I, 15th World Series begins a month early
  • 1918 Decree "On Red Terror" is published in Russia
  • 1920 Iron monument unveiled at Stone churches, Flanders

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1921 Walter Johnson sets strikeout mark at 2,287

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1922 17th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in New York (4-1)
  • 1922 Yankees final game at Polo Grounds (played there 7 years)
  • 1923 Flyweights Gene LaRue & Kid Pancho KO each other simultaneously
  • 1925 112 F (44°C), Centerville, Alabama (state record)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1925 29th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones

Golfer Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones
  • 1927 Red Sox beat Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings
  • 1929 French premier A Briand requests a US of Europe
  • 1932 The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger.
  • 1936 Red Sox turn a triple-play on Yankees
  • 1937 Spanish Civil War: Llanes falls.
  • 1939 34th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Haverford (3-2)

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1939 FDR declares US neutrality at start of WW II in Europe

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1939 New Zealand Prime Minister, Michael Joseph Savage declares New Zealand's support for Britain in the war with Germany; Savage famously told the nation 'where she goes, we go. Where she stands,we stand'
  • 1942 Battle at Alam Halfa ends
  • 1942 British & US bomb Le Havre & Bremen
  • 1943 US airland at Nadzab, New-Guinea
  • 1944 "Mad Tuesday" 65,000 Dutch nazi collaborators flee to Germany
  • 1944 5 resistance fighter executed in Terneuzen
  • 1944 Allies liberate Brussels
  • 1944 Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands sign customs Unity treaty

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1944 British premier Winston Churchill travels to Scotland

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1944 Dutch Armed Forces forms, under prince Bernhard
  • 1946 "Yours Is My Heart" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • 1946 Joe Garagiola plays his 1st major league baseball game
  • 1948 In France, Robert Schuman becomes President of the Council while being Foreign minister, As such, he is the negotiator of the major treaties of the end of World War II.
  • 1949 69th U.S. Men's National Championship: Pancho Gonzales beats Ted Schroeder (16-18, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 1949 63rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Doris Hart (6-4, 6-1)
  • 1950 98.3 cm rainfall at Yankeetown, Florida (state record)
  • 1950 70th U.S. Men's National Championship: Art Larsen beats Herb Flam (6-3, 4-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3)
  • 1950 64th U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Doris Hart (6-3, 6-3)

Sport awardTennis Open

1951 71st U.S. Men's National Championship: Frank Sedgman beats Vic Seixas (6-4, 6-1, 6-1)

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • 1951 65th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maureen Connolly beats Shirley Fry Irvin (6-3, 1-6, 6-4)
  • 1952 General Carlos Ibáñez elected president of Chile
  • 1953 1st privately operated atomic reactor-Raleigh, NC
  • 1953 US give Persian premier Zahedi $45 million aid
  • 1954 Dutch Super Constellation crashes at Shannon, 28 die
  • 1955 Fred Kaps becomes world champion magician
  • 1955 Dodger Don Newcombe hits NL pitcher record 7th HR of season
  • 1955 WKRG TV channel 5 in Mobile, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 WTTW TV channel 11 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 20 die in a train crash in Springer NM

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1957 Cuban dictator Batista bombs Cienfuegos uprising

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • 1957 Yugoslavia bans Milovan Djilas' book "new class marine officers"

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1957 "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac is published by Viking Press in new York

Writer Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac

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1958 "Doctor Zhivago" novel by Boris Pasternak published in US

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • 1958 1st color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte, NC
  • 1958 WKPC TV channel 15 in Louisville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 Wash Senator Jim Lemon is 7th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)
  • 1960 Cassius Clay wins Olympic light heavyweight gold medal
  • 1960 President Kasavubu fires premier Lumumba of Congo
  • 1960 Wilma Rudolph wins her 2nd gold medal
  • 1960 The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.

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1960 A. J. Foyt wins the first of 67 Indy car victories at Du Quoin, Ill. State Fairgrounds

Racing Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Driver
A. J. Foyt

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1961 JFK begins underground nuclear testing

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1961 US President JFK signs law against hijacking (death penalty)
  • 1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1962 Atletico Madrid of Spain win 2nd European Cup Winner's Cup against ACF Fiorentina of Italy 3-0 in Stuttgart (replay)
  • 1962 Cubs Ken Hubbs sets 2nd base record for consecutive errorless games at 78 & consecutive errorless chances (418), he errors in the 4th

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1966 Jerry Lewis' 1st Muscular Dystrophy Labor Day telethon raises $1 million

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • 1966 WRLK TV channel 35 in Columbia, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 -23] Hurricane Beuleah, kills 54 in Caribbean, Mexico & Texas
  • 1967 KMEG TV channel 14 in Sioux City, IA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WEBA TV channel 14 in Allendale, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1969 Frente Obrero wins Dutch Antilles national elections
  • 1970 Estimated 15 cm (6") of rainfall, Bug Point, Utah (state record)
  • 1971 Astros pitcher J R Richard debut, strikes out 15 Giants in a 5-3 win
  • 1971 NY Mets Don Hahn hits 1st inside the park homer at Phillies Vet
  • 1972 11 Israeli athletes taken hostage and later killed by Palestinian Black September group at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972 Chemical spill with fog sickens hundreds in Meuse Valley Belgium
  • 1972 Jerry Lewis' 7th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear
  • 1973 "Desert Song" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • 1973 1st one-day Cricket international for WI (v Eng) - lose by 1 wicket
  • 1973 Conference of less developed countries approves forming "producers' associations" and calls for withdrawal of Israeli forces from occupied Arab lands

MurderAssassination Attempt

1975 First Assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Lynette Fromme in Sacramento

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1975 Portugal premier Goncalvez resigns
  • 1975 Wings release "Letting Go"
  • 1976 "Rex" closes at Lunt-Fontaine Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 1976 "Very Good Eddie" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 307 performances
  • 1976 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Golf Classic
  • 1977 Cleveland Indians stage 1st "I hate the Yankee Hanky Night"
  • 1977 Jerry Lewis' 12th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
  • 1977 Red Army Faction kidnaps and subsequently murders West German business executive Hanns Martin Schleyer
  • 1977 Voyager 1 (US) launched toward fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn
  • 1978 Sadat, Begin & Carter began peace conference at Camp David, Md
  • 1979 A's Matt Keough A's beats Brewers 6-1 for 1st win after 14 straight losses, ended 1978 with 4 loses (1 shy of the record 19)
  • 1979 Canada puts its first gold bullion coin on sale
  • 1979 Earl Mountbatten's Ceremonial Funeral held in Westminster Abbey
  • 1979 Iranian army occupies Piranshahr

Sport awardTennis Open

1979 Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve & upsets top-seeded Bjorn Borg in US Tennis Open quarterfinals

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1980 Poland party leader Edward Gierek resigns
  • 1980 World's longest road tunnel, St Gotthard in Swiss Alps, opens
  • 1982 82nd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel
  • 1982 Eddie Hill sets propeller-driven boat water speed record of 229 mph
  • 1983 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-lands at Edwards AFB
  • 1983 Elmer Trettr sets record for highest terminal velocity at 201.34 mph
  • 1983 Jerry Lewis' 18th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,691,627
  • 1983 Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • 1984 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D) -Discovery 1- lands at Edwards AFB

Music awardsMusic Awards

1986 3rd MTV Video Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • 1986 Hijacking of aircraft Pan Am 73 at Karachi airport, Pakistan, 20 passengers killed
  • 1986 NASA awards study contracts to 5 aerospace firms
  • 1986 NASA launches DOD-1
  • 1987 Carlton Fisk clubs his 300th career HR off Danny Jackson

Sport awardTennis Open

1987 John McEnroe is fined $17,500 for tirades at US Tennis Open

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

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1987 2nd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men's Long Jump

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1988 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • 1988 Jerry Lewis' 23rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $41,132,113
  • 1988 CFL's Earl Winfield (Ham) scores TDs on 101-yd punt return, 100-yd kickoff return & 58-yd pass reception

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1989 Chris Evert's last US Open match, she is defeated by Zina Garrison

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player Zina Garrison
Tennis Player
Zina Garrison
  • 1989 Deborah Norville becomes news anchor of Today Show

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1990 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urges Arabs to rise against the West

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein

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1990 Pete Sampras ends Ivan Lendl's bid for 9th straight US Open final

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 1991 8th MTV Video Music Awards: REM wins

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1991 Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1992 Dan O'Brien sets world record decathlon (8891 pts)
  • 1993 "Fool Moon" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 207 performances
  • 1993 "Jelly's Last Jam" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 569 performances
  • 1993 "Will Rogers Follies" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 983 performances
  • 1993 F Murray Abraham released from hospital after car accident
  • 1993 Largest US Tennis Open 2 sessions (total) daily gate (43,502)
  • 1993 Noureddine Morceli runs world record mile (3:44,39)
  • 1994 Barb Mucha wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
  • 1994 Jerry Lewis' 29th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,100,000
  • 1994 Jingyi Le swims world record 100m women's freestyle (54.01 sec)
  • 1994 Kirgizia government resigns

Sports record brokenNFL Record

1994 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 127th touchdown pass

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1995 Cal Ripken Jr ties Gehrig's record of playing in 2,130 straight games

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1996 "Summer & Smoke" opens at Criterion Theater NYC
  • 1996 Following US cruise missile strikes on Iraq, crude oil prices rise as the market speculates when Iraq will begin exporting oil under UN Resolution 986
  • 1997 Athens in Greece, selected to host 2004 Olympics
  • 1997 Orioles beat Yankes 13-9 in longest 9 inning game
  • 2000 The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry makes its maiden voyage.
  • 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.
  • 2007 Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.
  • 2009 Denmark celebrates the first national flagday, in memory of the fallen Danes in international operations since 1948.
  • 2012 54 people are killed and 50 injured after a firecracker factory explodes in Nadu
  • 2012 Austerity measure requires Greece to increase its maximum working days to six per week
  • 2012 25 are killed and 4 wounded after an ammunition store exploded in Afyon, Turkey
  • 2014 World Health Organization estimates 1,900 people have died from the Ebola virus out of 3,500 infected in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone
  • 2015 Salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers from Mexico responsible for 1 death, hundreds sickened confirm US health officials