On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 2017

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Barry Callebaut announce a 4th type of chocolate, "Ruby", made from the Ruby cocoa bean
  • Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, becomes the first woman President of the UK Supreme Court

Historic DiscoveryHurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma becomes the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin region with winds of 185mph (280km/h)
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Satellite photo of Hurricane Irma shortly before landfall in Florida, with Hurricane Jose to the right
Satellite photo of Hurricane Irma shortly before landfall in Florida, with Hurricane Jose to the right
  • Togo's government shuts down the internet for a week to quell government opposition

Famous Deaths

  • Holger Czukay [Holger Schüring], German musician (Can), dies at 79