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Today in History 5th September ( What Happened On This Day - September 5) - Africaflavour

 Today in History 5th September ( What Happened On This Day - September 5) - Africaflavour 

Today in History 5th September ( What Happened On This Day - September 5) - Africaflavour

 Today in History 5th September ( What Happened On This Day - September 5) - Africaflavour 

In this article, we will bring to you the history of 5th September in each year.

1198 Philips of Zwabia, Prince of Hohenstaufen, crowned King of Germany and King of the Romans

1550 William Cecil appoints himself English minister of foreign affairs

1596 Dutch fleet commander Cornelis de Houtman taken hostage in Java

1634 -6] Battle at Nordlingen: King Ferdinand III & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants

1646 First public library in the Americas established when Bishop Palafox y Mendoza donates his personal library of 5,000 volumes to Tridentine colleges in Puebla, Mexico 

1666 Great Fire of London ends, leaving 13,200 houses destroyed and 8 dead

1698 Russian Tsar Peter the Great imposes a tax on beards

1717 Britain's King George I issues Proclamation "For Suppressing Pirates in the West Indies", granting pirates who surrender a pardon (re-issued 1718)

1750 Decree issued in Paderborn Prussia allows for annual search of all Jewish homes for stolen or "doubtful" goods

1774 The 1st Continental Congress, a meeting of delegates from 12 of the 13 British colonies that later became the United States, convenes at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia

1774 Twelve of the thirteen American colonies adopt a trade embargo against Great Britain at the first Continental Congress at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1774 With the meeting of the Continental Congress, Philadelphia becomes the 1st capital of the United States

1781 American Revolutionary War: French fleet of 24 ships under Comte de Grasse defeat British forces under Admiral Graves at the Battle of the Chesapeake [Battle of the Virginia Capes] and trap Cornwallis

1786 Montplaisir Ceramic factory opens in Schaarbeek Belgium

1793 French Revolution: the "Reign of Terror" begins

1795 USA and Algiers sign peace treaty

1796 General Salicetti orders equal rights for Jews of Bologna, Italy

1798 New conscription law goes into effect in France

1800 Malta surrenders to British after they blockade French troops

1814 -15] Battle of Masurische Meren: Germans chase Russians out of East Prussia

1816 Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable ("Unobtainable Chamber").

1836 Sam Houston elected President of the Republic of Texas

1838 Central Museum opens in Utrecht Netherlands

1839 The First Opium War begins in China

1844 Iron ore discovered in Minnesota's Mesabi Mountains

1862 General Lee crosses Potomac & enters Maryland

1863 Bread revolt in Mobile, Alabama

1864 British, French & Dutch fleets attacked Japan in Shimonoseki Straits

1864 Achille François Bazaine becomes Marshall of France.

1877 Southern blacks led by Pap Singleton settle in Kansas

1879 George Washington De Long, American Arctic Explorer, and commander on board the Jeannette, becomes trapped with his crew in pack ice during his attempt to reach the North Pole


Famous Birthdays on September 5


1187 Louis VIII [Coeur-de-Lion], King of France (1223-26), born in Paris (d. 1226)

1319 Peter IV, King of Aragon (1336-87), born in Perpignan, France (d. 1387)


1567 Date Masamune, Renowned Samurai and Daimyo in Japan, born in Yonezawa, Yamagata, Japan (d. 1636)

1568 Tommaso Campanella, Italian theologian, philosopher, and poet, born in Stignano, Kingdom of Sicily (d. 1639)

1600 Loreto Vittori, Italian composer and mezzo-soprano singer, born in Spoleto (d. 1670) baptismal date

1621 Juan Andrés Coloma, Spanish noble, born in Elda, Spain (d. 1694)

1638 Louis XIV, King of France (1643-1715), known as "The Sun King", had longest reign in country, born in Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1715)

1644 Gillis Schey, Dutch admiral (battle at Lowestoft) (D. 1703)

1649 Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth, French mistress to British King Charles II (d. 1734)

1666 Gottfried Arnold, German theologist, historian and songwriter, born in Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany (d. 1714)

1667 Giovanni Gerolamo Saccheri, Italian mathematician, born in Sanremo, Italy (d. 1733)

1688 Lukas Fencer, Dutch poet (Fight of Kings & Mice)

1694 František Václav Míča, Czech conductor and composer, born in Třebíč, Czech Republic (d. 1744)

1695 Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1770)

1722 Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony, born in Dresden Castle, Dresden, Germany (d. 1763)

1725 Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician, born in Lyon, France (d. 1799)

1734 Jean-Benjamin de La Borde, French composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1794)

1735 Johann Christian Bach (English Bach), German composer, 11th son of Johann Sebastian Bach, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1782)

1737 Johann Friedrich Gottlieb Beckmann, German composer, born in Celle, Germany (d. 1792)

1750 Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet (Scottish poems), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1774)

1771 Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1847)

1775 Juan Martín Díez, El Empecinado (The Undaunted), Spanish guerrillero, born in Valladolid, Spain (d. 1825)

1787 François Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist, born in Paris (d. 1850)

1791 Giacomo Meyerbeer, German opera composer (Gott und die Natur - God and Nature), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1864)

1792 Alexis-Charles-Maximilien Thibault, French composer, born in Nantes, France (d. 1853)

1792 Pierre-Armand Dufrénoy, French geologist and mineralogist, born in Sevran, France (d. 1857)

1806 Christophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière, French general, born in Nantes, France (d. 1865)

1809 Manuel Montt Torres, President of Chile (851-61), born in Petorca, Chile (d. 1880)

1815 Karl Wilhelm, German composer, born in Schmalkalden, Germany (d. 1873)

1815 Tyree Harris Bell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Covington, Kentucky (d. 1902)

1817 Aleksei K. Tolstoi, Russian poet and writer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1875) [NS]

1826 John Wisden, English cricket all-rounder (launched Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1864; Sussex CCC, Kent CCC, Middlesex CCC), born in Brighton, England (d. 1884)

1827 Goffredo Mameli, Italian poet and writer, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1849)

1836 Justiniano Borgoño, President of Peru (1894), born in Trujillo, Peru (d. 1921)

1842 Louis Bouwmeester, Dutch actor (Shakespeare), born in Middelharnis, Netherlands (d. 1925)

1846 John W Cromwell, American lawyer and civil right activist (American Negro Academy), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 1927)

1847 Jesse James, American outlaw and son of a clergyman, born in Kearney, Missouri (d. 1882)

1848 Manuel Giro, Spanish composer, born in Lérida, Catalonia, Spain (d. 1916)

1867 Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, American pianist and composer (Gaelic Symphony), born in Henniker, New Hampshire (d. 1944)

1872 Horace Rice, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1907), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1950)

1874 Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie, American Baseball HOF second baseman (Triple Crown 1901; AL batting champion 1901–04, 10; Philadelphia A's, Cleveland Naps), born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (d. 1959)

1876 Abdelaziz Thâalbi, Tunisian politician, born in Tunis, Tunisia (d. 1944)

1876 Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, German field marshal, born in Landsberg am Lech, Germany (d. 1956)

1877 Albert Roelofs, Dutch painter and etcher, born in Schaarbeek, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1920)

1881 Otto Bauer, Austrian Social Democrat, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1938)

1883 Otto Erich Deutsch, Austrian musicologist (Schubert-Brevier), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1967)

1883 Mel Sheppard, American athlete (Olympic gold 800m, 1,500m, medley relay 1908; 4x400 metre relay 1912), born in Deptford Township, New Jersey (d. 1942)

1885 John Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (National monument on the Dam), born in Amsterdam (d. 1956)

1888 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher and leader, Second President of India (1962-67), born in Thiruttani, British India (d. 1975)

1892 Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (Violinist Notebook 1933), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1973)

1897 Doris Kenyon, American silent screen actress (Alexander Hamilton), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1979)

1897 Luella Gear, American actress (Joe & Mabel), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)

1897 Morris Carnovsky, American actor (Dead Reckoning), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1992)

1897 Arthur C. Nielsen, American businessman and market researcher (TV's Nielsen's Ratings), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1980)

1898 Ebbe Hamerik, Danish opera composer (Stepan; Marie Grubbe), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 1951)

1901 Mieczyslaw Kolinski, Polish-Canadian composer (Encounterpoint), educator, and ethno-musicologist, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1981)

1901 Florence Eldridge [McKechnie], American Broadway stage and screen actress (Long Day's Journey Into Night; The Swan; Inherit The Wind), born in brooklyn, New York City (d. 1988)

1902 Darryl F. Zanuck, American film producer and President (20th Century Fox), born in Wahoo, Nebraska (d. 1979)

1903 Gloria Holden, British actress (The Life of Emile Zola, Dracula's Daughter), born in London, England (d. 1991)

1905 Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-British writer (Arrow in Blue), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1983)

1905 Justiniano Montano, Filipino politician, born in Tanza, Cavite, Philippines (d. 2005)

1906 Peter Mieg, Swiss composer, born in Lenzburg (d. 1990)

1906 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli), born in Odessa, Ukraine [NS=Sept 18]

1907 Sunnyland Slim [Albert Luandrew], American blues pianist, born in Vance, Mississippi (d. 1995)

1908 Joaquin Maria Nin-Culmell, Cuban-Spanish composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)

1908 Cecilia Seghizzi, Italian composer, born in Gotizia, Austria-Hungary (d. 2019)

1909 Archie Jackson, Australian cricket batsman (8 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 164), born in Rutherglen, Scotland (d. 1933)

1910 Phiroz Palia, Indian cricket batsman (2 Tests; United Provinces), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1981)

1912 John Cage, American composer (Imaginary Landscape No 1/O'O), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1992)

1912 Kristina Söderbaum, German actress and photographer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2001)

1912 Frank Thomas, American animator, born in Fresno, California (d. 2004)

1913 Connie Stuart [Cornelia van Meygard], Dutch cabaret performer, born in Wijhe, Netherlands (d. 2010)

1913 Kathleen Burke, American actress (Island of Lost Souls), born in Hammond, Indiana (d. 1980)

1914 Gail Kubik, American composer (Gerald McBoing Boing), born in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma (d. 1984)

1914 Nicanor Parra, Chilean poet, mathematician, and physicist (Defense of Violeta Parra), born in San Fabián de Alico, Chile (d. 2018)

1914 Stuart Freeborn, English motion picture make-up artist (Star Wars: Yoda, Jabba the Hut), born in London, England (d. 2013)

1916 Frank Yerby, American novelist (The Foxes of Harrow), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1991)

1916 Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (Wayne and Shuster), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2002)

1917 Jack Buetel, American actress (Outlaw, Half Breed), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1989)

1917 Art Rupe [Goldberg], American gospel, R&B, and early rock record producer and label executive (Specialty Records - Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Lloyd Price), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania (d. 2022)

1918 Luis Alcoriza, Mexican screenwriter, film director, and actor, born in Badajoz, Mexico (d. 1992)

1920 Fons Rademakers, Dutch director (Assault) and actor (Daughter of Darkness), born in Roosendaal, Netherlands (d. 2007)

1920 Margaretha D. Ferguson-Wigerink, Dutch author (Anna & her Father), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1992)

1920 Peter Racine Fricker, British composer, born in London (d. 1990)

1921 Jack Valenti, American political advisor and film executive, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2007)

1923 Ken Meuleman, Australian cricketer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2004)

1923 Bob Cato, American photographer, graphic artist and Grammy Award-winning album cover designer (Columbia Records; United Artists), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1999)

1924 Krystyna Moszumanska-Nazar, Polish composer, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 2009)

1925 Jos Vandeloo, Flemish journalist and playwright (Cola Drinkers), born in Zonhoven, Belgium (d. 2015)

1925 Justin Kaplan, American editor and biographer (Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain - Pulitzer Prize, 1967), born in New York City, New York (d. 2014)

1926 Carmen Petra-Basacopol, Romanian composer and educator Bucharest Conservatory (1962-2003), born in Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania

1927 Paul Volcker, American economist and Chairman of the US Federal Reserve (1979-87), born in Cape May, New Jersey (d. 2019)

1929 Andrian Grigoryevich Nikolayev, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok III, Soyuz 9), born in Shorshely, Russia (d. 2004)

1929 Bob Newhart, American comedian (Bob Newhart Show, Newhart), born in Oak Park, Illinois

1929 (Ildefonso Paez) "IP" Santos, Filipino landscape architect (National Artist of the Philippines in Architecture, 2006), born in Malabon, Philippines (d. 2014)

1931 Moshe Mizrahi, Israeli film director (Madame Rosa), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 2018)

1933 Vincent McDermott, American composer, born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2016)

1933 Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, Chilean catholic archbishop, born in Santiago, Chile

1934 Carol Lawrence, American actress (West Side Story), born in Melrose Park, Illinois

1935 Helen Gifford, Australian composer, born in Melbourne, Australia

1935 Mikhail Ivanovich Lisun, Russian cosmonaut, born in Gruzkoye, Ukraine (d. 2012)

1935 Werner Erhard, American author and lecturer (founded EST), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1935 Johnny Briggs, English actor (Mike Baldwin on Coronation Street), born in London, England (d. 2021)

1936 Alcee Hastings, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida), born in Altamonte Springs, Florida

1936 Bill Mazeroski, American MLB 2nd baseman (won 1960 World Series for Pitts), born in Wheeling, West Virginia

1936 Cornelius Boyson, American blues bassist, born in Tunica, Mississippi (d. 1994)

1936 John C. Danforth, American politician (Sen-R-Missouri, 1976-95), born in St. Louis, Missouri

1936 Jonathan Kozol, American writer and sociologist, born in Boston, Massachusetts

1937 William Devane, American actor (Family Plot, Missles of October), born in Albany, New York

1937 Antonio Valentín Angelillo, Italian-Argentinian footballer who played for both Argentina and Italy, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2018)

1939 Donna Anderson [Knaflich], American actress (On the Beach), born in Gunnison, Gunnison County Colorado

1939 George Lazenby, Australian actor (OHMSS-James Bond), born in Goulburn, Australia

1939 John Stewart, American singer (Kingston Trio, 1961-67), and songwriter ("Daydream Believer"), born in San Diego, California

1939 Clay Regazzoni, Swiss Formula One driver, born in Mendrisio, Switzerland (d. 2006)

1939 Claudette Colvin, American civil rights activist who was arrested at age 15 for refusing to give up her seat to a white woman on a crowded, segregated bus (nine months before Rosa Parks), born in Montgomery, Alabama, born in Montgomery, Alabama [1]

1940 Lewis Spratlan, American classical composer and Pulitzer Prize winner (Life Is A Dream), born in Miami, Florida

1940 Raquel Welch, American actress and singer (Myra Breckenridge; 1,000,000 BC; 100 Rifles), born in Chicago, Illinois

1942 Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor (Improvisaciones), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1995)

1942 Werner Herzog, German director (Burden of Dreams, Stroszek, Woyzeck), born in Munich, Germany

1942 Denise Fabre, French television presenter, born in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France

1943 Joe "Speedo" Frazier, American doo-wop vocalist (Impalas - "Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home)"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)

1943 Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician and former DSWD Secretary (d. 2007)

1944 Dario Bellezza, Italian poet, born in Rome (d. 1996)

1944 Rod Arrants, American actor (Vamping, Ape, Young & Restless), born in Los Angeles, California

1945 Al Stewart, Scottish folk-rock singer-songwriter ("Year of the Cat"; "Nostradamus"; "Time Passages"), born in Glasgow, Scotland

1946 Dennis Dugan, American actor and director (Can't Buy Me Love, Howling), born in Wheaton, Illinois

1946 Freddie Mercury [Farrokh Bulsara], British singer-songwriter (Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"), born in Stone Town, Sultanate of Zanzibar (d. 1991)

1946 Loudon Wainwright III, American folk singer-songwriter (Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road)), actor and humorist, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

1946 Dean Ford (Thomas McAleese), Scottish singer-songwriter (Marmalade), born in Coatbridge, Scotland (d. 2018) [1]

1947 (George) "Buddy" Miles, American rock drummer (The Electric Flag; Band of Gypsies), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2008)

1947 Bruce Yardley, Australian cricket spin bowler (33 Tests, 126 wickets; coach Sri Lanka), born in Midland, Western Australia (d. 2019)

1947 Mel Collins, British rock saxophonist (King Crimson), born in Isle of Man

1948 Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Austrian diplomat and politician, born in Salzburg, Austria

1949 David "Clem" Clempson, British rock guitarist (Colosseum; Humble Pie), born in Tamworth, Staffordshire, England

1950 Cathy Guisewite, American cartoonist (Cathy), born in Dayton, Ohio

1950 Kathy Cronkite, American actress (Annie-Hizzonner), born in Washington, D. C.

1950 Paul William Roberts, Canadian writer, born in Wales

1951 Michael Keaton, American actor (Gung Ho, Batman, Beetlejuice), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1951 Paul Breitner, German footballer, born in Kolbermoor, Germany

1951 Patti McGuire, American model and television producer, born in Dexter, Missouri

1951 Jamie Oldaker, American session and touring drummer (Bob Seger; Leon Russell; Eric Clapton; Peter Frampton), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2020)

1952 Graham Salmon, British blind runner (fastest 100m by a blind man) (d. 1999)

1953 Paulie Carmen, American rock vocalist (Champaign), born in Champaign, Illinois

1954 Hans-Jorgen Gerhardt, German bobsleder (Olympic gold 1980), born in Altenburg, Thuringia

1954 Frederick Kempe, American author, journalist, and executive, born in Utah

1956 Sandra Guibord, German actress (Donna-One Life to Live), born in West Germany

1956 Steve Denton, American tennis player (world's fastest tennis serve-138 mph), born in Kingsville, Texas

1956 Roine Stolt, Swedish guitarist (The Flower Kings), born in Uppsala, Sweden

1957 Peter Winnen, Dutch bicycle road athlete, born in Ysselsteyn German war cemetery, Netherlands

1958 Lars Danielsson, Swedish musician (Summerwind), born in Gothenburg

1959 Tom Pernice Jr., American golfer (2 PGA Tour, 6 Champions Tour titles), born in Kansas City, Missouri

1960 Rob Stull, American pentathlete (Olympic-92), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

1960 Willie Gault, American NFL receiver (Chicago Bears, LA Raiders), born in Griffin, Georgia

1961 Marc-André Hamelin, Canadian concert pianist, born in Montreal, Quebec

1962 Peter Wingfield, Welsh rocker and actor (Methos-Highlander), born in Cardiff

1962 Beth Underhill, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics 26-92, 96), born in Georgetown, Ontario

1963 Jeff Brantley, American MLB pitcher and broadcaster (Cincinnati Reds), born in Florence, Alabama

1963 Tim McKyer, American NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Orlando, Florida

1963 Kristian Alfonso, American actress (Days of Lives, Falcon Crest), born in Brockton, Massachusetts

1964 Kevin Saunderson, American music producer and disc jockey, born in Brooklyn, New York

1964 Frank Farina, Australian footballer, born in Darwin, Australia

1965 Tony Martin, American NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers), born in Miami, Florida

1965 César Rincón, Colombian matador, born in Bogotá, Colombia

1965 Chris Gore, American filmmaker, born in Big Rapids, Michigan

1965 David Brabham, Australian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 2009), born in London, England

1966 Simone Jacobs, British 4X100m relayer (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Reading, Berkshire, England

1966 Achero Mañas, Spanish actor and film director, born in Madrid, Spain

1966 Milinko Pantić, Serbian footballer, born in Loznica, Serbia

1967 Rein van Duynhoven, Dutch soccer player (Helmond Sport, MVV), born in Veghel, Netherlands

1967 India Hicks, English model, born in London, England

1968 Dennis Scott, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks), born in Hagerstown, Maryland

1968 Brad Wilk, American drummer (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine), born in Portland, Oregon

1969 Dweezil Zappa, American rock guitarist and son of Frank Zappa, born in Hollywood, California

1969 Leonardo Araujo, Brazilian footballer, born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1969 Mark Ramprakash, English cricketer, born in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England

1970 Brad Hopkins, American NFL tackle (Houston Oilers), born in Columbia, South Carolina

1970 Lori Harrigan, American softball pitcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Anaheim, California

1970 Michael Potts, American pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Langdale, Alabama

1970 Willie Clay, American NFL safety (Detroit Lions), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1970 Liam Lynch, American musician (Sifl and Olly), born in Petersburg, Virginia

1970 Mohammad Rafique, Bangladeshi cricketer, born in Dhaka, Bangladesh

1971 Carlester Crumpler, American NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Greenville, North Carolina

1971 Kim Maher, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Saigon, Vietnam

1971 Adam Hollioake, England cricketer, born in Melbourne, Australia

1972 Dirk Copeland, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Los Angeles, California

1972 Tom Carter, American NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins), born in St. Petersburg, Florida


Famous Deaths on September 5


75 Emperor Ming of Han [Liu Yang], Chinese Emperor of the Han dynasty (58-69 AD), dies at 47

1165 Emperor Nijo of Japan (b. 1143)

1201 Constance, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1161)

1235 Henry I, "the Courageous", Duke of Brabant (1183-1235), dies

1548 Catharine Parr, Queen of England (1543-47), 6th wife of Henry VIII, dies at about 36

1566 Suleiman the Magnificent, Ottoman Sultan and the longest-reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1530-1566), dies at 71 [or Sep 6]

1569 Pieter Bruegel, South Netherlands painter, dies at about 44

1569 Bernardo Tasso, Italian courtier and poet, dies at 75

1572 Pieter Tichelmann, Flemish Franciscan, dies at about 71

1607 Pomponne de Bellièvre, chancellor of France (b. 1529)

1629 Domenico Allegri, Italian composer (b. c. 1585)

1659 Pieter de Carpentier, Flemish gov-gen of Neth East-Indies, dies at 71

1683 Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French Minister of Navy, dies at 64

1684 John Uytenhage van Lacks, lawyer/author, drowned at 48

1786 Jonas Hanway, English merchant, traveler, and philanthropist (b. 1712)

1790 Thomas Norris, English singer and composer, dies at 49

1803 Francois Devienne, composer, dies at 44

1808 John Home, Scottish writer (b. 1722)

1836 Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian playwright (b. 1790)

1838 Charles Percier, French architect, dies at 74

1857 Auguste Comte, French sociologist (b. 1798)

1858 Moritz Gottlieb Saphir, Austrian satirical writer and journalist, dies at 63

1859 Friedrich von Olivier, German landscape painter, dies at 68

1867 Santiago Derqui, Argentinian politician (b. 1809)

1876 Manuel Blanco Encalada, first president of Chile (b. 1790)

1877 Crazy Horse [Tashunka Witko], last great Sioux war chief, dies at 37

1890 Ludwig Deppe, German composer, dies at 61

1898 Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmonds, disguised as man fought for union, dies

1901 Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (b. 1853)

1902 Rudolf Virchow, German pathologist and politician (cell pathology), dies at 80

1906 Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist (thermodynamics), dies at 62

1910 Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest and musicologist (Magister choralis), dies at 70

1910 Julian Edwards, American composer, dies at 54

1912 Arthur MacArthur, Jr., U.S. Army general (b. 1845)

1914 Charles Péguy, French poet, essayist and editor (b. 1873)

1917 Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist (pioneer of statistical physics), dies at 45

1917 Arthur Verhaegen, Belgian architect and worker's union leader, dies at 70

1920 Robert Harron, American actor (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), accidentally shot to death at 27

1922 Georgette Agutte, French painter (b. 1867)

1924 Karel Komzák III, Austrian conductor and composer, dies at 46 [1]

1926 Karl Harrer, German journalist and politician, founding member of the "DAP", which would become the Nazi Party (b. 1890)

1930 Robert Means Thompson, American naval officer (b. 1849)

1930 Carl Panzram, American serial killer and rapist, dies at 38

1931 John Thomson, football player who died in an accidental collision during a match (b. 1909)

1932 Paul Bern, husband of Jean Harlow, dies

1932 Francisco Acebal, Spanish novelist, playwright and journalist (b. 1866)

1936 Gustave Kahn, French Symbolist poet and art critic (b. 1859)

1939 Cornelis J "Cor" van Ast, Dutch actor and director (Ghost Hotel, Two Boys), dies at 67

1942 François de Labouchère, French aviator of World War II, compagnon de la Libération. (b. 1917)

1944 Willem M Groenewegen, resistance fighter, executed

1945 Clem Hill, Australian cricket batsman and captain (49 Tests, 7 x 100, HS 191; South Australia CA), dies in a traffic accident at 68

1948 Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (b. 1881)


Famous Weddings & Divorces on September 5


1725 French King Louis XV marries Polish princess Mary Lesczynski

1959 Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (20) weds Linda Joan Bork

1968 Author Ken Follett (19) weds Mary Emma Ruth Elson

1970 Producer Dick Wolf (23) weds Susan Scranton

1987 Actor Steven Seagal (36) weds actress Kelly LeBrock (27) in Beverly Hills, California

1991 American actor John Travolta (37) weds American actress Kelly Preston (28) at the Hotel de Crillon in Paris, France

1992 Andrew "Dice" Clay marries his long time partner Trinie

1992 Rock singer John Mellencamp (40) weds model Elaine Irwin (23) in Indiana; divorce 2011

1993 Robocop Richard Eden (36) weds actress Shannon Hile (30)

1993 "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" actress Nia Vardalos (30) weds "Felicity" actor Ian Gomez (28)

1993 Actor Ralph Fiennes marries actress Alex Kingston (divorced 1997)

1997 TV and radio host Larry King (64) weds singer Shawn Southwick (38) at the hospital room in Los Angeles, California

2015 Actress Erika Christensen (33) weds cyclist Cole Maness in Palm Springs, California

2015 Actress Jessica Raine (33) weds actor Tom Goodman-Hill in London

1980 Lawyer Kathleen St. Johns divorces best-selling author Michael Crichton (37) after nearly 2 years of marriage








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