On This Day in History for September 5 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 127 of 127

  • 1979 Earl Mountbatten's Ceremonial Funeral held in Westminster Abbey
  • 1979 Iranian army occupies Piranshahr
  • 1980 Poland party leader Edward Gierek resigns
  • 1980 World's longest road tunnel, St Gotthard in Swiss Alps, opens
  • 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
  • 1984 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D) -Discovery 1- lands at Edwards AFB
  • 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
  • 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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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
  • 1993 Noureddine Morceli runs world record mile (3:44,39)
  • 1994 Kirgizia government resigns
  • 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
  • 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

Birthdays in History

Weddings in History

Divorces in History

Deaths in History