About September 5

September 5, 2024 is the 249th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 117 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Virgo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 146 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On 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.
  • 1698
    In an effort to Westernize his nobility, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposes a tax on beards for all men except the clergy and peasantry.
  • 1725
    Wedding of Louis XV and Maria Leszczyńska.
  • 1836
    Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
  • 1840
    Premiere of Giuseppe Verdi’s Un giorno di regno at La Scala of Milan.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: the Potomac River is crossed at White’s Ford in the Maryland Campaign.
  • 1864
    Achille François Bazaine becomes Marshall of France.
  • 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.
  • 1887
    Fire at Theatre Royal in Exeter, England killed 186
  • 1906
    The first legal forward pass in American football is thrown by Bradbury Robinson of St. Louis University to teammate Jack Schneider in a 22–0 victory over Carroll College (Wisconsin).
  • 1914
    World War I: First Battle of the Marne begins. Northeast of Paris, the French attack and defeat German forces who are advancing on the capital.
  • 1918
    Decree “On Red Terror” is published in Russia
  • 1932
    The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger.
  • 1938
    Chile: A group of youths affiliated with the fascist National Socialist Movement of Chile are assassinated in the Seguro Obrero massacre.
  • 1960
    The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: Operation Jefferson Glenn begins: the United States 101st Airborne Division and the South Vietnamese 1st Infantry Division initiate a new operation in Thừa Thiên-Huế Province.
  • 1980
    The St. Gotthard Tunnel opens in Switzerland as the world’s longest highway tunnel at 10.14 miles (16.224 km) stretching from Goschenen to Airolo.
  • 1984
    STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery lands after its maiden voyage.
  • 1986
    Pan Am Flight 73 with 358 people on board is hijacked at Karachi International Airport.
  • 1991
    The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, came into force.

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