5 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • King Louis VIII, 1187
  • King Louis XIV, 1638
  • Victorien Sardou, 1831
  • Jesse James, 1847
  • Morris Carnovsky, 1897
  • A. C. Nielsen, 1897
  • Florence Eldridge, 1901
  • Darryl F. Zanuck, 1902
  • Arthur Koestler, 1905
  • John Cage, 1912
  • John Mitchell, 1913
  • Frank Yerby, 1916
  • Jack Valenti, 1921
  • Paul Volcker, 1927
  • Bob Newhart, 1929
  • Werner Erhard, 1935
  • Carol Lawrence, 1935
  • William Devane, 1939
  • Raquel Welch, 1940
  • Loudon Wainright III, 1946
  • Freddie Mercury, 1946
  • Buddy Miles, 1946
  • Cathy Guisewite, 1950

Died On This Day:

  • Pieter Bruegel, 1569
  • Chief Crazy Horse (Sioux) killed, 1877
  • Marcus Loew, 1927
  • Josh White, 1969
  • Sir Douglas Bader, 1982
  • Gert Frobe, 1988
  • Sir Georg Solti, 1997
  • Mother Teresa, 1997
  • Heywood Hale Broun, 2001
  • Gisele MacKenzie, 2003
  • Hugh O'Brian, 2016

Today's Events:

  • 1682 - Last three women executed for witchcraft in England.
  • 1774 - First Continental Congress opens in Philadelphia with 13 colonies except GA represented.
  • 1781 - Battle of Chesapeake Bay between British and French fleets.
  • 1800 - Britain captures Malta; French troops surrender to British forces.
  • 1836 - Sam Houston elected President of the Republic of Texas.
  • 1867 - The Chisholm Trail used for the first time by cowboys delivering first herd of TX cattle to Abilene.
  • 1882 - First Labor Day holiday parade held in New York City- 10,000 workers march.
  • 1905 - Treaty of Portsmouth signed at 3:47 p.m. ending Russo Japanese War; Japan achieves all war aims.
  • 1914 - First Battle of the Marne begins, WWI.
  • 1939 - USA proclaims neutrality in European war, WWII.
  • 1951 - Maureen 'Little Mo' Connolly becomes youngest ever winner of U.S. Tennis Championship at age 15.
  • 1961 - John F. Kennedy signs first anti-hijack legislation.
  • 1972 - Black September (PLO) guerrillas kill 12 members of Israel's Olympic Team at Munich Olympics.
  • 1975 - President Gerald Ford assassination attempt in Sacramento, CA by Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme.
  • 2017 - Hurricane Irma with 185 mph winds passes over Barbuda on its way to Puerto Rico poised to decimate the Caribbean and beyond; most powerful Atlantic storm ever recorded.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Lawrence Giustiniani
  • Bertin

Holiday:

  • National Day in Western Samoa

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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