About September 5

September 5, 2022 is the 248th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 117 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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

What Happened On September 5

  • 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.
  • 1725
    Wedding of Louis XV and Maria Leszczyńska.
  • 1781
    Battle of the Chesapeake in the American Revolutionary War.
  • 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.
  • 1862
    James Glaisher, pioneering meteorologist and Henry Tracey Coxwell break world record for altitude whilst collecting data in their balloon.
  • 1905
    Russo-Japanese War: In New Hampshire, USA, the Treaty of Portsmouth, mediated by US President Theodore Roosevelt, ends the war.
  • 1915
    The pacifist Zimmerwald Conference begins.
  • 1927
    The first Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon, Trolley Troubles, produced by Walt Disney, is released by Universal Pictures.
  • 1937
    Spanish Civil War: Llanes falls.
  • 1944
    Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg constitute Benelux.
  • 1945
    Iva Toguri D'Aquino, a Japanese-American suspected of being wartime radio propagandist Tokyo Rose, is arrested in Yokohama.
  • 1972
    Munich Massacre: A Palestinian terrorist group called “Black September” attack and take hostage 11 Israel athletes at the Munich Olympic Games. 2 die in the attack and 9 die the following day.
  • 1975
    Sacramento, California: Lynette Fromme attempts to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford.
  • 1977
    Hanns Martin Schleyer, is kidnapped in Cologne, West Germany by the Red Army Faction and is later murdered.
  • 1977
    Voyager program: Voyager 1 is launched after a brief delay.
  • 1978
    Camp David Accords: Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat begin peace process at Camp David, Maryland.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, came into force.

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