About September 5

September 5, 2020 is the 249th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 117 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 160 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 5

  • 1590
    Alexander Farnese’s army forces Henry IV of France to raise the siege of Paris.
  • 1661
    Fall of Nicolas Fouquet: Louis XIV Superintendent of Finances is arrested in Nantes by D'Artagnan, captain of the king’s musketeers.
  • 1666
    Great Fire of London ends: 10,000 buildings including St. Paul’s Cathedral are destroyed, but only 6 people are known to have died.
  • 1793
    French Revolution the French National Convention initiates the Reign of Terror.
  • 1798
    Conscription is made mandatory in France by the Jourdan law.
  • 1836
    Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
  • 1839
    United Kingdom declared First Opium War on the Qing Dynasty of China.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1882
    The first United States Labor Day parade is held in New York City.
  • 1887
    Fire at Theatre Royal in Exeter, England killed 186
  • 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.
  • 1943
    World War II: The 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment lands and occupies Nazdab, near Lae in the Salamaua-Lae campaign.
  • 1948
    In France, Robert Schuman becomes President of the Council while being Foreign minister, As such, he is the negotiator of the major treaties of the end of World War II.
  • 1961
    The first conference of the Non Aligned Countries is held in Belgrade.
  • 1969
    My Lai Massacre: U.S. Army Lt. William Calley is charged with six specifications of premeditated murder for the death of 109 Vietnamese civilians in My Lai.
  • 1977
    Hanns Martin Schleyer, is kidnapped in Cologne, West Germany by the Red Army Faction and is later murdered.
  • 1978
    Camp David Accords: Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat begin peace process at Camp David, Maryland.
  • 1986
    Pan Am Flight 73 with 358 people on board is hijacked at Karachi International Airport.

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