About September 5

September 5, 2021 is the 248th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 117 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 149 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1781
    Battle of the Chesapeake in the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1793
    French Revolution the French National Convention initiates the Reign of Terror.
  • 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.
  • 1882
    The first United States Labor Day parade is held in New York City.
  • 1887
    Fire at Theatre Royal in Exeter, England killed 186
  • 1905
    Russo-Japanese War: In New Hampshire, USA, the Treaty of Portsmouth, mediated by US President Theodore Roosevelt, ends the war.
  • 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.
  • 1915
    The pacifist Zimmerwald Conference begins.
  • 1957
    Cuba: Fulgencio Batista bombs the revolt in Cienfuegos.
  • 1960
    The boxer Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) is awarded the gold medal for his first place in the light heavyweight boxing competition at the Olympic Games in Rome.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    Pan Am Flight 73 with 358 people on board is hijacked at Karachi International Airport.
  • 2005
    Mandala Airlines Flight 091 crashes into a heavily populated residential of Sumatra, Indonesia, killing 104 people on board and at least 39 persons on ground.

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