On This Day: September 5, 2018

SEPTEMBER 5

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CHEESE PIZZA DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • LOUIS XIV (1638-1715)
  • JACK DANIEL (1846-1911)
Jack Daniels Whiskey
  • JESSE JAMES (1847-1882)
  • PAUL VOLCKER (1927, 90)
  • BOB NEWHART (1929, 88)
  • WILLIAM DEVANE (1939, 78)
  • GEORGE LAZENBY (1939, 78)
  • RAQUEL WELCH (1940, 77)
  • WERNER HERZOG (1942, 75)
  • FREDDIE MERCURY (1946-1991)
 
  • LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III (1946, 71)
  • CATHY LEE GUISEWITE (CREATOR OF “CATHY”) (1950-1976)
  • MICHAEL KEATON (1951, 66)
 
  • DWEEZIL ZAPPA (1969, 48)
  • CARICE VAN HOUTEN (GAME OF THRONES) (1976, 41)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1590, HENRY IV RAISES THE SIEGE OF PARIS
  • IN 1666, THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON DESTROYS 13,200 HOUSES
  • IN 1698, RUSSIA’S PETER THE GREAT TAXES BEARDS
  • IN 1774, 12 OF 13 COLONIES ADOPT A TRADE EMBARGO WITH GRAT BRITAIN AT THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS IN PHILADELPHIA
  • IN 1781, 24 FRENCH SHIPS DEFEAT THE BRITISH AT THE BATTLE OF CHESAPEAKE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
  • IN 1793, THE “REIGN OF TERROR” OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION BEGINS
  • IN 1836, SAM HOUSTON IS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF TEXAS
  • IN 1839, THE FIRST OPIUM WAR BEGINS IN CHINA
  • IN 1862, GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE CROSSES THE PATOMIC RIVER INTO MARYLAND
Robert E. Lee statue
  • IN 1882, 10,000 WORKERS MARCH IN THE FIRST LABOR DAY PARADE IN NYC
  • IN 1885, THE FIRST GASOLINE PUMP IS INSTALLED IN FT. WAYNE INDIANA
  • IN 1889, GERMAN CHRISTINE HARDT PATENTS THE MODERN BRA
 
  • IN 1905, PRESIDENT TEDDY ROOSEVELT PRESIDES OVER THE SIGNING OF THE TREATY OF PORTSMOUTH WHICH ENDS THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR
  • IN 1916, D.W. GRIFFITH RELEASES SILENT FILM “INTOLERANCE”
  • IN 1916, RUDOLF VALENTINO IS ARRESTED FOR LURING A MAN INTO A WHOREHOUSE WITH INTENT TO BLACKMAIL HIM LATER
  • IN 1918, THE WORLD SERIES BEGINS A MONTH EARLY DUE TO WWI
  • IN 1939, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT PROCLAIMS US NEUTRALITY IN WWII
  • IN 1957, JACK KEROUAC PUBLISHES “ON THE ROAD”
  • IN 1958, BORIS PASTERNAK PUBLISHES “DOCTOR ZHIVAGO”
  • IN 1958, HANNAH BARBERA’S “THE HUCKLEBERY HOUND SHOW” PREMIERES
  • IN 1961, PRESIDENT KENNEDY BEGINS UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR TESTING
  • IN 1966, THE FIRST JERRY LEWIS TELETHON RAISES $1 MILLION
  • IN 1972, 11 ISRAELI ATHELETES ARE TAKEN HOSTAGE BY THE PALESTINIAN “BLACK SEPTEMBER” GROUP AT THE MUNICH OLYMPICS AND LATER KILLED
  • IN 1972, JOHN LENNON AND YOKO ONO APPEAR ON THE JERRY LEWIS TELETHON
 
  • IN 1975, LYNETTE FROMME ATTEMPTS TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT FORD
  • IN 1978, PRESIDENT CARTER PRESIDES OVER THE CAMP DAVID PEACE CONFERENCE BETWEEN EGYPT AND ISRAEL
  • IN 1987, JOHN MCENROE IS FINED $17,500 FOR A US OPEN TIRADE
  • IN 1991, NELSON MANDELA IS CHOSEN PRESIDENT OF THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
  • IN 1991, JOHN TRAVOLTA MARRIES KELLY PRESTON
  • IN 1991, THE SOVIET UNION IS RESTRUCTURED INTO REPUBLICS HAVING THE RIGHT TO SECEDE
  • IN 1993, “JELLY’S LAST JAM” AND “WILL ROGERS FOLLIES” BOTH CLOSE ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1994, JERRY RICE CATCHES HIS RECORD SETTING 127TH NFL TOUCHDOWN PASS
  • IN 1995, CAL RIPKEN JR TIES LOU GEHRIG’S RECORD OF 2,130 STRAIGHT GAMES
  • IN 1997, MOTHER TERESA DIES AT 87
 
  • IN 2005, FORMER FIRST LADY BARBARA BUSH ON KATRINA SURVIVORS AT THE ASTRODOME: “SO MANY OF THE PEOPLE IN THE ARENA HERE, YOU KNOW, WERE UNDERPRIVELAGED ANYWAY SO THIS IS WORKING VERY WELL FOR THEM”
  • IN 2016, PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY DIES AT 92
  • IN 2017 HURRICANE IRMA BECOMES THE MOST POWERFUL ATLANTIC OCEAN HURRICANE IN RECORDED HISTORY WITH WINDS 185MPH

TRIVIA: JACK DANIEL (INVENTOR OF JACK DANIELS WHISKEY) DIED OF BLOOD POISONING FROM A WOUND HE GOT KICKING HIS SAFE AFTER HE FORGOT THE COMBINATION

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