On This Day

Historical Events on September 5 (Part 2)

  • 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 US health officials confirm a salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers from Mexico is responsible for 1 death and for making hundreds sick

Hurricane Irma

2017 Hurricane Irma becomes the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin region with winds of 185mph (280km/h)

  • 2017 Barry Callebaut announce a 4th type of chocolate, "Ruby", made from the Ruby cocoa bean
  • 2017 Togo's government shuts down the internet for a week to quell government opposition
  • 2017 Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, becomes the first woman President of the UK Supreme Court
  • 2018 Anonymous senior White house official opinion piece "I am part of the resistance inside the Trump administration" published by the New York Times

Historic Event

2018 UK Prime Minister Theresa May confirms in parliament two Russian military intelligence officers undertook novichok nerve agent attack, prompts international condemnation

  • 2019 New theory the Loss Ness monster may be a giant eel after DNA study reveals no plesiosaur or sturgeon DNA found
  • 2019 South African women march on parliament to protest violence against women after a month when 30 were killed by their spouses
  • 2019 Erramatti Mangamma becomes the world's oldest living mother giving birth to twins aged 74 in Hyderabad, India
  • 2020 146th Kentucky Derby: 8-1 underdog Authentic with John R. Velazquez aboard holds off heavy favourite Tiz the Law to give trainer Bob Baffert his record-tying 6th Derby win
  • 2020 More than 50 arrested as Portland, Oregon, marks 100 days of protests against racism and police brutality
  • 2021 Coup by soldiers in Guinea headed by Colonel Doumbouya deposes President Alpha Condé and his government, claiming rampant corruption
  • 2021 Tour Championship, Men's Golf, East Lake GC, GA: Patrick Cantlay claims richest prize in golf ($15m) with 1 stroke win over Jon Rahm; runner-up Rahm pockets $5m