Daily Calendar for September 5th, 2019

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  • 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: Saint (Mother) Teresa of Calcutta (missionary)

  • Died 1998: Leo Penn (director)

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