Events in History on September 5

  • 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

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1661 Nicolas Fouquet, French Superintendent of Finances under Louis XIV arrested; he died in 1680, never having seen freedom again.

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 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

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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

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1862 General Lee crosses Potomac & enters Maryland

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1910 Jack Coombs begins a record streak of 53 shutout innings
  • 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 US Navy to make its wireless stations accessible for any transatlantic communications - even to German diplomats sending coded messages; leads to interception of the Zimmermann telegram, helping 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

  • 1918 Decree "On Red Terror" is published in Russia
  • 1920 Iron monument unveiled at Stone churches, Flanders
  • 1922 Yankees final game at Polo Grounds (played there 7 years)
  • 1925 112 F (44°C), Centerville, Alabama (state record)
  • 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.
  • 1937 Spanish Civil War: Llanes falls.

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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
  • 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.
  • 1950 98.3 cm rainfall at Yankeetown, Florida (state record)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1959 Wash Senator Jim Lemon is 7th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)
  • 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
  • 1967 -23] Hurricane Beuleah, kills 54 in Caribbean, Mexico & Texas
  • 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)
  • 1972 Chemical spill with fog sickens hundreds in Meuse Valley Belgium
  • 1973 Conference of less developed countries approves forming "producers' associations" and calls for withdrawal of Israeli forces from occupied Arab lands

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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
  • 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 Canada puts its first gold bullion coin on sale
  • 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 F Murray Abraham released from hospital after car accident
  • 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