Daily Calendar for Tuesday, September 5, 2023


  • Louis VIII of France –
  • Tommaso Campanella (philosopher) –
  • Johann Christian Bach (composer) –
  • Jesse James (outlaw) –
  • Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie (baseball player) –
  • Bob Newhart (actor) –
  • Raquel Welch (actress) –
  • Freddie Mercury (singer) –
  • Michael Keaton (actor) –
  • Dweezil Zappa (musician) –
  • Skandar Keynes (actor) –


  • Saint (Mother Teresa of Calcutta missionary) –
  • Leo Penn (director) –


  • Great Fire of London ended–
  • Russia’s Peter the Great imposed a tax on beards–
  • First Continental Congress opened, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania–
  • First standardized naval uniforms adopted for U.S.–
  • The Central Labor Union in New York organized the first Labor Day parade–
  • A treaty of peace signed in Portsmouth, NH, ending the Russo-Japanese war–
  • USS Mount Vernon torpedoed by German submarine off France–
  • Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago published in the U.S.–
  • Cassius Clay won an Olympic gold medal for boxing–
  • Lynette Fromme attempted to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford–
  • After 30 years, ABC canceled TV show American Bandstand–
  • Lake water DNA analysis showed no evidence of the Loch Ness Monster (but perhaps a giant eel)–


  • 112 degrees F, Centreville, Alabama–
  • The temperature in Portland, Oregon, reached 102 degrees F–

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