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1991Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress

1989Chris Evert last US Open match, she is defeated by Zina Garrison

1979Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve & upsets top-seeded Bjorn Borg in US Tennis Open quarterfinals

1994Jerry Lewis' 29th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,100,000

196882nd US Women's Tennis: Virginia Wade beats Billie Jean King (6-4 6-4)

1988Jerry Lewis' 23rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $41,132,113

1983Jerry Lewis' 18th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,691,627

1966Jerry Lewis' 1st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $15,000

1698Russian Tsar Peter the Great imposes a tax on beards

19863rd MTV Awards: Whitney Houston wins

1977Jerry Lewis' 12th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

1915Tsar Nicholas II, distressed by increasing Russian losses, assumes personal command of his nation's military forces; clearly a symbolic act and devastating for his leadership

192529th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones

1816Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable ("Unobtainable Chamber").

1995Cal Ripken Jr ties Gehrig's record of playing in 2,130 straight games

1921Walter Johnson sets strikeout mark at 2,287

1994San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 127th touchdown pass

196888th US Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats Tom Okker (1412 57 63 36 63)

1990Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urges Arabs to rise against the West

1939FDR declares US neutrality at start of WW II in Europe

1988Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1987John McEnroe is fined $17,500 for tirades at US Tennis Open

1972Jerry Lewis' 7th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, John & Yoko appear

1961JFK begins underground nuclear testing

1975First Assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford in Sacramento by Lynette Fromme in Sacramento

1958"Doctor Zhivago" by Boris Pasternak published in US

1990Pete Sampras ends Ivan Lendl's bid for 9th straight US Open final

1957Cuban dictator Batista bombs Cienfuegos uprising

September 5th Historical Events
Date Event
1198
Philips van Zwaben Hohenstaufen crowned king of Roman Catholic Germany 
1519
2nd Battle of Tehuacingo, Mexico: Hernán Cortés vs Tlascala Aztecs 
1550
William Cecil appoints himself English minister of foreign affairs 
1590
Alexander Farnese's army forces Henry IV of France to raise the siege of Paris. 
1596
Dutch fleet commander Cornelis de Houtman taken hostage in Java 
1622
Richelieu appointed Cardinal under French King Louis XIII 
1634
-6] Battle at Nordlingen: King Ferdinand III & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants 
1644
Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Sas of Gent 
1661
French superintendant of Finance Nicolas Fouquet arrested 
1666
Great Fire of London ends, leaving 13,200 houses destroyed and 8 dead 
1698
Russian Tsar Peter the Great imposes a tax on beards 
1750
Decree issued in Paderborn Prussia allows for annual search of all Jewish homes for stolen or "doubtful" goods 
1774
1st Continental Congress assembles at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
1781
Battle of Virginia Capes, French defeat British, trap Cornwallis 
1786
Montplaisir Ceramic factory opens in Schaarbeek Belgium 
1793
In the French Revolution, the "Reign of Terror" begins 
1795
USA and Algiers sign peace treaty 
1796
General Salicetti orders equal rights for Jews of Bologna, Italy 
1798
New conscription law goes into effect in France 
1800
Malta surrenders to British after they blockade French troops 
1814
-15] Battle of Masurische Meren: Germans chase Russians out of East Prussia 
1816
Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable ("Unobtainable Chamber"). 
1836
Sam Houston elected president of Republic of Texas 
1838
Central Museum opens in Utrecht Netherlands 
1839
The First Opium War begins in China. 
1844
Iron ore discovered in Minnesota's Mesabi Mountains 
1862
Lee crosses Potomac & enters Maryland 
1863
Bread revolt in Mobile, Alabama 
1864
British, French & Dutch fleets attacked Japan in Shimonoseki Straits 
1864
Achille François Bazaine becomes Marshall of France. 
1877
Southern blacks led by Pap Singleton settle in Kansas 
1879
George Washington De Long, American Arctic Explorer, and commander on board the Jeannette, becomes trapped with his crew in pack ice during his attempt to reach the North Pole 
1882
10,000 workers march in 1st Labor Day parade in NYC 
1885
1st gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer (Ft Wayne, Ind) 
1887
Gas lamp at Theatre Royal in Exeter catches fire killing about 200 
1889
German Christine Hardt patents the first modern brassiere 
1895
George Washington Murray elected to Congress from SC 
1900
France proclaims a protectorate over Chad 
1901
National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues forms 
1905
Lillian Mortimer's "No Mother to Guide" premieres in Detroit 
1905
50 prominent men meet in Sydney's Australia Hotel to found the National Defense League fueled by fear of Japan after it's victory over Russia 
1905
The Treaty of Portsmouth is signed concluding the Russo-Japanese War; US President Roosevelt will receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his role as mediator 
1906
1st legal forward pass (Brandbury Robinson to Jack Schneider) 
1907
King Edward VII of Great Britain meets Russia's Foreign Minister Alexander Izvolski in an attempt to strengthen Russia's relationship with Britain 
1908
Dodger Nap Rucker no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0 
1910
Jack Coombs begins a record streak of 53 shutout innings 
1913
Phillies & Braves tie record of only 1 run in a double header, Phillies win 1st game 1-0, then a scoreless tie into 10th 
1914
US President Wilson orders the US Navy to make its wireless stations accessible for any transatlantic communications - even to German diplomats sending coded messages; this will lead to the interception of the Zimmermann telegram, helping to bring the US into the war 
1914
- till the 12th Sept Battle of Marne (WWI) begins French and British forces prevent German forces advancing on Paris 
1914
French headquarters move to Chatillon-sur-Seine 
1914
Gr Britain/France/Belgium/Russia sign pact of London 
1914
Proclamation prohibits Canadian mint from issuing gold coins 
1915
35th US Men's Tennis: William Johnston beats McLoughlin (1-6 6-0 7-5 10-8) 
1915
Anti-war conference in Zimmerwald, Switzerland 
1915
Tsar Nicholas II, distressed by increasing Russian losses, assumes personal command of his nation's military forces; clearly a symbolic act and devastating for his leadership 
1916
36th US Men's Tennis: R N Williams III beats Johnston (4-6 6-4 0-6 6-2 6-4) 
1918
Due to WW I, 15th World Series begins a month early 
1918
Decree "On Red Terror" is published in Russia 
1920
Iron monument unveiled at Stone churches, Flanders 
1921
Walter Johnson sets strikeout mark at 2,287 
1922
17th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in New York (4-1) 
1922
Yankees final game at Polo Grounds (played there 7 years) 
1923
Flyweights Gene LaRue & Kid Pancho KO each other simultaneously 
1925
112 F (44°C), Centerville, Alabama (state record) 
1925
29th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones 
1927
Red Sox beat Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings 
1929
French premier A Briand requests a US of Europe 
1932
The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger. 
1936
Red Sox turn a triple-play on Yankees 
1937
Spanish Civil War: Llanes falls. 
1939
34th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Haverford (3-2) 
1939
FDR declares US neutrality at start of WW II in Europe 
1939
New Zealand Prime Minister, Michael Joseph Savage declares New Zealand's support for Britain in the war with Germany; Savage famously told the nation 'where she goes, we go. Where she stands,we stand' 
1942
Battle at Alam Halfa ends 
1942
British & US bomb Le Havre & Bremen 
1943
57th US Women's Tennis: Pauline Betz beats A Louise Brough (6-3 5-7 6-3) 
1943
US airland at Nadzab, New-Guinea 
1944
"Mad Tuesday" 65,000 Dutch nazi collaborators flee to Germany 
1944
5 resistance fighter executed in Terneuzen 
1944
Allies liberate Brussels 
1944
Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands sign unity treaty 
1944
British premier Churchill travels to Scotland 
1944
Dutch Armed Forces forms, under prince Bernhard 
1946
"Yours Is My Heart" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 36 performances 
1946
Joe Garagiola plays his 1st major league baseball game 
1948
In France, Robert Schuman becomes President of the Council while being Foreign minister, As such, he is the negotiator of the major treaties of the end of World War II. 
1949
63rd US Women's Tennis: M Osborne duPont beats Doris Hart (6-4 6-1) 
1949
69th US Men's Tennis: Pancho Gonzales beat Schroeder (16-18 2-6 6-1 6-2 6-4) 
1950
64th US Women's Tennis: Margaret Osborne duPont beats D Hart (6-3 6-3) 
1950
70th US Men's Tennis: Art Larsen beats Herbert Flam (6-3 4-6 5-7 6-4 6-3) 
1950
98.3 cm rainfall at Yankeetown, Florida (state record) 
1951
65th US Women's Tennis: Mo Connolly beats Shirley J Fry (6-3 1-6 6-4) 
1951
71st US Men's Tennis: Frank A Sedgman beats Elias Seixas Jr (6-4 6-1 6-1) 
1952
General Carlos Ibáñez elected president of Chile 
1953
1st privately operated atomic reactor-Raleigh, NC 
1953
US give Persian premier Zahedi $45 million aid 
1954
Dutch Super Constellation crashes at Shannon, 28 die 
1955
Fred Kaps becomes world champion magician 
1955
Dodger Don Newcombe hits NL pitcher record 7th HR of season 
1955
WKRG TV channel 5 in Mobile, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1955
WTTW TV channel 11 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1956
20 die in a train crash in Springer NM 
1957
Cuban dictator Batista bombs Cienfuegos uprising 
1957
Yugoslavia bans Milovan Djilas' book "new class marine officers" 
1958
"Doctor Zhivago" by Boris Pasternak published in US 
1958
1st color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte, NC 
1958
WKPC TV channel 15 in Louisville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1959
Wash Senator Jim Lemon is 7th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd) 
1960
Cassius Clay wins Olympic light heavyweight gold medal 
1960
President Kasavubu fires premier Lumumba of Congo 
1960
Wilma Rudolph wins her 2nd gold medal 
1960
A.J. Foyt wins the first of 67 Indy car victories at Du Quoin, Ill. State Fairgrounds. 
1960
The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal. 
1961
JFK begins underground nuclear testing 
1961
President Kennedy signs law against hijacking (death penalty) 
1961
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1962
Atletico Madrid wins 2nd Europe Cup II 
1962
Cubs Ken Hubbs sets 2nd base record for consecutive errorless games at 78 & consecutive errorless chances (418), he errors in the 4th 
1966
Jerry Lewis' 1st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $15,000 
1966
WRLK TV channel 35 in Columbia, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1967
-23] Hurricane Beuleah, kills 54 in Caribbean, Mexico & Texas 
1967
KMEG TV channel 14 in Sioux City, IA (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1967
WEBA TV channel 14 in Allendale, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1968
21 killed by hijackers aboard a Pan Am jet in Karachi Pakistan 
1968
82nd US Women's Tennis: Virginia Wade beats Billie Jean King (6-4 6-4) 
1968
88th US Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats Tom Okker (1412 57 63 36 63) 
1968
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1969
Frente Obrero wins Dutch Antilles national elections 
1970
Estimated 15 cm (6") of rainfall, Bug Point, Utah (state record) 
1971
Astros pitcher J R Richard debut, strikes out 15 Giants in a 5-3 win 
1971
NY Mets Don Hahn hits 1st inside the park homer at Phillies Vet 
1972
11 Israeli athletes taken hostage and later killed by Palestinian Black September group at the Munich Olympics 
1972
Chemical spill with fog sickens hundreds in Meuse Valley Belgium 
1972
Jerry Lewis' 7th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, John & Yoko appear 
1973
"Desert Song" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 15 performances 
1973
1st one-day Cricket international for WI (v Eng) - lose by 1 wicket 
1973
Conference of less developed countries approves forming "producers' associations" and calls for withdrawal of Israeli forces from occupied Arab lands 
1975
First Assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford in Sacramento by Lynette Fromme in Sacramento 
1975
Portugal premier Goncalvez resigns 
1975
Wings release "Letting Go" 
1976
"Rex" closes at Lunt-Fontaine Theater NYC after 48 performances 
1976
"Very Good Eddie" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 307 performances 
1976
Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Golf Classic 
1977
Cleveland Indians stage 1st "I hate the Yankee Hanky Night" 
1977
Jerry Lewis' 12th Muscular Dystrophy telethon 
1977
RAF kidnap West German work chairman Schleyer 
1977
Voyager 1 (US) launched toward fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn 
1978
Sadat, Begin & Carter began peace conference at Camp David, Md 
1979
A's Matt Keough A's beats Brewers 6-1 for 1st win after 14 straight losses, ended 1978 with 4 loses (1 shy of the record 19) 
1979
Canada puts its first gold bullion coin on sale 
1979
Earl Mountbatten's funeral held in London 
1979
Iran army occupies Piranshahr 
1979
Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve & upsets top-seeded Bjorn Borg in US Tennis Open quarterfinals 
1980
Poland party leader Edward Gierek resigns 
1980
World's longest road tunnel, St Gotthard in Swiss Alps, opens 
1982
82nd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel 
1982
Eddie Hill sets propeller-driven boat water speed record of 229 mph 
1983
8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-lands at Edwards AFB 
1983
Elmer Trettr sets record for highest terminal velocity at 201.34 mph 
1983
Jerry Lewis' 18th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,691,627 
1983
Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic 
1984
12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D) -Discovery 1- lands at Edwards AFB 
1986
3rd MTV Awards: Whitney Houston wins 
1986
Karachi Pakistan army storms hijacked US B-747, 19 killed 
1986
NASA awards study contracts to 5 aerospace firms 
1986
NASA launches DOD-1 
1987
Carlton Fisk clubs his 300th career HR off Danny Jackson 
1987
John McEnroe is fined $17,500 for tirades at US Tennis Open 
1988
Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic 
1988
Jerry Lewis' 23rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $41,132,113 
1988
CFL's Earl Winfield (Ham) scores TDs on 101-yd punt return, 100-yd kickoff return & 58-yd pass reception 
1989
Chris Evert last US Open match, she is defeated by Zina Garrison 
1989
Deborah Norville becomes news anchor of Today Show 
1990
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urges Arabs to rise against the West 
1990
Pete Sampras ends Ivan Lendl's bid for 9th straight US Open final 
1991
8th MTV Awards: REM wins 
1991
Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress 
1991
US trial of former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega begins 
1992
Dan O'Brien sets world record decathlon (8891 pts) 
1993
"Fool Moon" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 207 perfs 
1993
"Jelly's Last Jam" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 569 perfs 
1993
"Will Rogers Follies" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 983 perfs 
1993
F Murray Abraham released from hospital after car accident 
1993
Largest US Tennis Open 2 sessions (total) daily gate (43,502) 
1993
Noureddine Morceli runs world record mile (3:44,39) 
1994
Barb Mucha wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic 
1994
Jerry Lewis' 29th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,100,000 
1994
Jingyi Le swims world record 100m women's freestyle (54.01 sec) 
1994
Kirgizia government resigns 
1994
San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 127th touchdown pass 
1995
Cal Ripken Jr ties Gehrig's record of playing in 2,130 straight games 
1996
"Summer & Smoke" opens at Criterion Theater NYC 
1996
MTV Video Music Awards 
1996
Following US cruise missile strikes on Iraq, crude oil prices rise as the market speculates when Iraq will begin exporting oil under UN Resolution 986 
1997
Athens in Greece, selected to host 2004 Olympics 
1997
Orioles beat Yankes 13-9 in longest 9 inning game 
2000
The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry makes its maiden voyage. 
2005
Mandala Airlines Flight 091 crashes into a heavily-populated residential of Sumatra, Indonesia, killing 104 people on board and at least 39 persons on ground. 
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 
2016
Obama, Russia's Putin meet on sidelines of G20 summit 
2016
Satellite owner says SpaceX owes it $50 million or a free flight 
2016
North Korea fires three ballistic missiles, reports say 
2016
Obama becomes first sitting president to visit Laos 
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