This was 248th day of the year and 117 days remained in the year.

September 5 Birthdays

Louis XIV
1638–1715, king of France (1643–1715), son and successor of King Louis XIII.

Jesse James
outlaw (1847)

Mrs. H. H. A. Beach
composer and pianist (1867)

Darryl F. Zanuck
producer (1902)

Arthur Koestler
writer (1905)

John Cage
composer (1912)

Bob Newhart
comedian (1929)

September 5 in History


Russia's Peter the Great levied a tax on bearded men.


The first Continental Congress met in Philadelphia.


The Republic of Texas made miltary hero Sam Houston its first president.


The Treaty of Portsmouth, which ended the Russo-Japanese War, was signed at the Portsmouth naval base in New Hampshire.


Palestinian guerrillas killed 11 Israelis at the Munich Summer Olympics.


Humanitarian Mother Teresa, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the poor, died in Calcutta, India, at age 87.

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