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

  • 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.
  • 1839
    United Kingdom declared First Opium War on the Qing Dynasty of China.
  • 1862
    James Glaisher, pioneering meteorologist and Henry Tracey Coxwell break world record for altitude whilst collecting data in their balloon.
  • 1887
    Fire at Theatre Royal in Exeter, England killed 186
  • 1915
    The pacifist Zimmerwald Conference begins.
  • 1918
    Decree “On Red Terror” is published in Russia
  • 1932
    The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger.
  • 1937
    Spanish Civil War: Llanes falls.
  • 1941
    Whole territory of Estonia is occupied by Nazi Germany.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese high command orders withdrawal at Milne Bay, first Japanese defeat in the Pacific War.
  • 1945
    Cold War: Igor Gouzenko, a Soviet Union embassy clerk, defects to Canada, exposing Soviet espionage in North America, signalling the beginning of the Cold War.
  • 1957
    Cuba: Fulgencio Batista bombs the revolt in Cienfuegos.
  • 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.
  • 1975
    Sacramento, California: Lynette Fromme attempts to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford.
  • 1978
    Camp David Accords: Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat begin peace process at Camp David, Maryland.
  • 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.
  • 1984
    Western Australia becomes the last Australian state to abolish capital punishment.
  • 1991
    The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, came into force.

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