On This Day

Historical Events on September 5 (Part 2)

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

Historic DiscoveryHurricane Irma

2017 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
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  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • 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 month where 30 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