Things to Remember On Sept 5

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1519 – Second Battle of Tehuacingo, Mexico: Hernan Cortes vs Tlascala Aztecs

1550 – William Cecil appoints himself English minister of foreign affairs

1590 – Alexander Farnese’s army forces Henry IV of France to raise the siege of paris

1644 – Prince Fredrick Henry conquers Sas of Gent

1666 – Great fire of London ends, leaving 13,200 houses destroyed and 8 dead.

1698 – Russian tsar Peter the Great imposes a tax on beards

1774 – twelve of the thirteen American colonies adopt a trade embargo against Great Britain at the first Continental congress at Carpenter’s hall in Philadelphia, Pennysylvania

1793 – French Revolution : the “Reign of Terror” begins

1795 – USA and Algiers sign peace treaty

1836 – Sam Houston elected president of the Republic of Texas

1839 – The 1st Opium War begins in China

1882 – 10,000 workers march in 1st Labour Day parade in NYC

1905 – The Treaty of Portsmouth is signed concluding the Russo-Japanese War; US president Theodore Roosevelt will receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his role as mediator

1939 – FDR declares US neutrality at start of WW II in Europe

1990 – Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urges Arabs to raise against the west

1991 – Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African national congress

2009 – Denmark celebrates the 1st national flag day in memory of the fallen Danes in international operations since 1948.


1862 – A balloon ascent to a height of 7 miles was made by metereologist James Glaisher and his pilot Henry Tracey

1958 – 1st colour video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte, North Carolina

1977 – Voyager 1 (US) launched toward fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn

1983 – 8th Space Shuttle Mission – Challenger 3 lands at Edwards AFB

1986 – NASA awards study contracts to 5 aerospace firms


1910 – Jack Coombs begins a record streak of 53 shutout innings

1913 – Phillies & braves tie record of only 1 run in a double header, Phillies win 1st game 1-0 then a scoreless tie into 10th

1922 – 17th Davis cup : USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)

1973 – 1st one day Cricket international for WI (vs Eng) – lose by 1 wicket

1987 – 2nd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men’s long jump

1997 – Athens in Greece, selected to host 2004 Olympics.

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