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Calendar for September 5th, 2014

Be Late for Something Day (United States)

Born 1187: Louis VIII of France

Born 1568: Tommaso Campanella (philosopher)

1666: Great Fire of London ended

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

Born 1735: Johann Christian Bach (composer)

1774: First Continental Congress opened, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

Born 1847: Jesse James (outlaw)

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

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

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

1918: USS Mount Vernon torpedoed by German submarine off France

Born 1929: Bob Newhart (actor)

Born 1940: Raquel Welch (actress)

Born 1946: Freddie Mercury (singer)

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

1960: Cassius Clay won an Olympic gold medal for boxing

Born 1969: Dweezil Zappa (musician)

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

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

Born 1991: Skandar Keynes (actor)

Died 1997: Mother Teresa (missionary)

Died 1998: Leo Penn (director)