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Calendar for September 5th, 2014

Every Year

  • Be Late for Something Day (United States)

  • 1180s

  • Born 1187: Louis VIII of France

  • 1560s

  • Born 1568: Tommaso Campanella (philosopher)

  • 1660s

  • 1666: Great Fire of London ended

  • 1690s

  • 1698: Russia's Peter the Great imposed a tax on beards

  • 1730s

  • Born 1735: Johann Christian Bach (composer)

  • 1770s

  • 1774: First Continental Congress opened, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1776: First standardized naval uniforms adopted for U.S.

  • 1840s

  • Born 1847: Jesse James (outlaw)

  • 1870s

  • Born 1875: Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie (baseball player)

  • 1880s

  • 1882: The Central Labor Union in New York organized the first Labor Day parade

  • 1900s

  • 1905: A treaty of peace signed in Portsmouth, NH, ending the Russo-Japanese war

  • 1910s

  • 1918: USS Mount Vernon torpedoed by German submarine off France

  • 1920s

  • Born 1929: Bob Newhart (actor)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1940: Raquel Welch (actress)

  • Born 1946: Freddie Mercury (singer)

  • 1950s

  • 1958: Boris Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago published in the U.S.

  • 1960s

  • 1960: Cassius Clay won an Olympic gold medal for boxing

  • Born 1969: Dweezil Zappa (musician)

  • 1970s

  • 1975: Lynette Fromme attempted to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford

  • 1980s

  • 1987: After 30 years, ABC canceled TV show American Bandstand

  • 1990s

  • Born 1991: Skandar Keynes (actor)

  • Died 1997: Mother Teresa (missionary)

  • Died 1998: Leo Penn (director)


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