SEPTEMBER 5 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1774 – Caspar David Friedrich the German painter was born on the 5th September 1774 (died 1840).

1781 – Anton Diabelli the Austrian composer and publisher was born on the 5th September 1781 (died 1858).

1800 – Napoleon surrendered Malta to Great Britain on the 5th day of September in 1800.

1818 – Edmund Kennedy the Australian explorer was born on the 5th September 1818 (died 1848).

1846 – Jack Daniel the American businessman and founder of Jack Daniel’s was born on the 5th September 1846 (died 1911).

1847 – Jesse James the American criminal and murderer was born on the 5th September 1847 (died 1882).

1912 – Frank Thomas the American animator was born on the 5th September 1912 (died 2004).

1917 – Pedro E. Guerrero the American photographer was born on the 5th September 1917 (died 2012).

1918 – Buddy Williams the Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 5th September 1918 (died 1986).

1927 – The first Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon, Trolley Troubles, produced by Walt Disney, was released by Universal Pictures on the 5th day of September in 1927.

1929 – Bob Newhart the American actor and comedian was born on the 5th September 1929.

1939 – George Lazenby the Australian actor was born on the 5th September 1939.

1940 – Raquel Welch the American actress was born on the 5th September 1940.

1942 – Werner Herzog the German director was born on the 5th September 1942.

1946 – Freddie Mercury the British singer-songwriter from Queen was born on the 5th September 1946 (died 1991).

1950 – Cathy Guisewite the American cartoonist was born on the 5th September 1950.

1951 – Michael Keaton the American actor was born on the 5th September 1951.

1960 – Muhammad Ali the boxer, originally known as Cassius Clay, was awarded the gold medal for his 1st place in light heavyweight boxing at the Olympic Games in Rome, on the 5th day of September in 1960.

1966 – Terry Ellis the American singer from En Vogue was born on the 5th September 1966.

1969 – Dweezil Zappa the American singer and guitarist from Zappa Plays Zappa was born on the 5th September 1969.

1972 – Munich Massacre began on the 5th September 1972 when a Palestinian terrorist group called Black September attacked and took hostage 11 Israel athletes at the Munich Olympic Games. 2 died in the attack, and 9 died the following day.

1977 – Voyager 1 was launched on the 5th September 1977, after a brief delay.

1980 – The St. Gotthard Tunnel, knowns as the world’s longest highway tunnel (16.2km)  opened in Switzerland on the 5th day of September in 1980. The tunnel stretches from Göschenen to Airolo.

1984 – The Space Shuttle Discovery landed on the 5th September 1984, after its maiden voyage. STS-41-D

1984 – Western Australia became the last Australian state to abolish capital punishment on the 5th day of September in 1984.

1991 –  Indigenous & Tribal Peoples Convention 1989 came into force on the 5th day of September in 1991. This is the current international treaty defending indigenous peoples.

1996 – Hurricane Fran made landfall near Cape FearNorth Carolina as a Category 3 storm with 115 mph sustained winds on the 5th September 1996. Hurricane Fran caused over $3 billion damage and killed 27 people.

Today in History for September 5th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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