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.
  • 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.
  • 1793
    French Revolution the French National Convention initiates the Reign of Terror.
  • 1798
    Conscription is made mandatory in France by the Jourdan law.
  • 1800
    Napoleon surrenders Malta to Great Britain.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: The Siege of Fort Wayne begins when Chief Winamac’s forces attack two soldiers returning from the fort’s outhouses.
  • 1836
    Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
  • 1864
    Achille François Bazaine becomes Marshall of France.
  • 1882
    The first United States Labor Day parade is held in New York City.
  • 1915
    The pacifist Zimmerwald Conference begins.
  • 1938
    Chile: A group of youths affiliated with the fascist National Socialist Movement of Chile are assassinated in the Seguro Obrero massacre.
  • 1941
    Whole territory of Estonia is occupied by Nazi Germany.
  • 1945
    Iva Toguri D'Aquino, a Japanese-American suspected of being wartime radio propagandist Tokyo Rose, is arrested in Yokohama.
  • 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.
  • 1957
    Cuba: Fulgencio Batista bombs the revolt in Cienfuegos.
  • 1960
    The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.
  • 1961
    The first conference of the Non Aligned Countries is held in Belgrade.
  • 1977
    Voyager program: Voyager 1 is launched after a brief delay.
  • 1984
    Western Australia becomes the last Australian state to abolish capital punishment.
  • 1986
    Pan Am Flight 73 with 358 people on board is hijacked at Karachi International Airport.

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