What Happened on September 5

Historical Events

  • 1666 Great Fire of London ends, leaving 13,200 houses destroyed and 8 dead
  • 1774 Twelve of the thirteen American colonies adopt a trade embargo against Great Britain at the first Continental Congress at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sep 5 in Film & TV

  • 1958 1st color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte, North Carolina

Sep 5 in Music

  • 1993 Musical "Will Rogers Follies" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 983 performances with 6 Tony Awards

Sep 5 in Sport

  • 1972 11 Israeli athletes taken hostage and later killed by Palestinian Black September group at the Munich Olympics

Did You Know?

German Christine Hardt patents the first modern brassiere

On September 5, 1889

Would You Believe?

Erramatti Mangamma becomes the world's oldest living mother giving birth to twins aged 74 in Hyderabad, India

On September 5, 2019

Famous Weddings

  • 1725 French King Louis XV marries Polish princess Mary Lesczynski
  • 1959 American motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (20) weds Linda Joan Bork; divorce in 1997
  • 1968 Author Ken Follett (19) weds Mary Emma Ruth Elson

Famous Divorces

  • 1980 Lawyer Kathleen St. Johns divorces best-selling author Michael Crichton (37) after nearly 2 years of marriage

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