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It happened on September 5th in History

  • September 5, 1590 Alexander Farnese’s army forces Henry IV of France to raise the siege of Paris. 
  • September 5, 1661 “Fall of Nicolas Fouquet: Louis XIV Superintendent of Finances is arrested in Nantes by D’Artagnan, captain of the king’s musketeers.”
  • September 5, 1666 “Great Fire of London ends: 10,000 buildings including St. Paul’s Cathedral are destroyed, but only 16 people are known to have died.”
  • September 5, 1698 “In an effort to move his people away from archaic customs, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposes a tax on beards.”
  • September 5, 1725 Wedding of Louis XV and Maria Leszczyska. 
  • September 5, 1781 Battle of the Chesapeake in the American Revolutionary War.
  • September 5, 1781 “Battle of Virginia Capes, French defeat British, traps Cornwallis”
  • September 5, 1793 French Revolution the French National Convention initiates the Reign of Terror.
  • September 5, 1795 US-Algiers sign peace treaty
  • September 5, 1798 Conscription is made mandatory in France by the Jourdan law.
  • September 5, 1800 Malta is conquered by Great Britain.
  • September 5, 1816 “Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable (“”Unobtainable Chamber””).”
  • September 5, 1836 Sam Houston elected president of the Republic of Texas
  • September 5, 1836 Sam Houston is elected as the second president of the Republic of Texas.
  • September 5, 1839 The First Opium War begins in China.
  • September 5, 1840 Premiere of Giuseppe Verdi’s Un giorno di regno at La Scala of Milan.
  • September 5, 1862 Lee crosses the Potomac & enters Maryland
  • September 5, 1864 Achille Franois Bazaine becomes Marshall of France.
  • September 5, 1877 Indian Wars: Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse is bayoneted by a United States soldier after resisting confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson in Nebraska.
  • September 5, 1877 Southern blacks led by Pap Singleton settle in Kansas
  • September 5, 1882 “10,000 workers participate in the first US Labor Day parade, held in New York City.”
  • September 5, 1885 “The first gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer (Ft Wayne, Ind)”
  • September 5, 1900 France proclaims a protectorate over Chad
  • September 5, 1905 “Russo-Japanese War: In New Hampshire, USA, the Treaty of Portsmouth, mediated by US President Theodore Roosevelt, ends the war.”
  • September 5, 1905 “Treaty of Portsmouth USA, ends Russo-Japanese War”
  • September 5, 1914 Battle of Marne (WW I) begins
  • September 5, 1914 “HMS Pathfinder, a British Light cruiser torpedoed and sunk out from the Firth of Forth by German submarine U21.”
  • September 5, 1915 The pacifist Zimmerwald Conference begins.
  • September 5, 1918 “Decree “”On Red Terror”” is published in Russia”
  • September 5, 1923 Flyweights Gene LaRue & Kid Pancho KO each other simultaneously
  • September 5, 1925 “112ø F (44ø C), Centerville, Alabama (state record)”
  • September 5, 1932 “The colonie of Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, Mali, and Niger.”
  • September 5, 1937 Spanish Civil War: Llanes falls.
  • September 5, 1938 Chile: A group of youths affiliated with the fascist National Socialist Movement of Chile are assassinated in the Seguro Obrero massacre.
  • September 5, 1939 The US proclaims its neutrality in WWII a position that would last until 12/7/1941.
  • September 5, 1940 “All 355 Jewish-owned businesses in Luxembourg become “”Aryan”” property.”
  • September 5, 1943 “World War II: The 503d Parachute Infantry Regiment lands and occupies Nazdab, near Lae in the Salamaua-Lae campaign.”
  • September 5, 1944 Allies liberate Brussels
  • September 5, 1944 “Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg constitute Benelux.”
  • September 5, 1945 “Iva Toguri D’Aquino, a Japanese-American suspected of being wartime radio propagandist Tokyo Rose, is arrested in Yokohama.”