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September 5 Historical Events

The following events took place on September 5. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 60 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 917
    Liu Yan declares himself emperor, establishing the Southern Han state in southern China, at his capital of Panyu.
  • 1590
    Alexander Farnese’s army forces Henry IV of France to lift the siege of Paris.
  • 1661
    Fall of Nicolas Fouquet: Louis XIV Superintendent of Finances is arrested in Nantes by D'Artagnan, captain of the king’s musketeers.
  • 1666
    Great Fire of London ends: Ten thousand buildings including St Paul’s Cathedral are destroyed, but only six people are known to have died.
  • 1697
    War of the Grand Alliance : A French warship commanded by Captain Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville defeated an English squadron at the Battle of Hudson’s Bay.
  • 1698
    In an effort to Westernize his nobility, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposes a tax on beards for all men except the clergy and peasantry.
  • 1725
    Wedding of Louis XV and Maria Leszczyńska.
  • 1774
    First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia.
  • 1781
    Battle of the Chesapeake in the American Revolutionary War: The British Navy is repelled by the French Navy, contributing to the British surrender at Yorktown.
  • 1793
    French Revolution: The French National Convention initiates the Reign of Terror.
  • 1798
    Conscription is made mandatory in France by the Jourdan law.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: The Siege of Fort Wayne begins when Chief Winamac’s forces attack two soldiers returning from the fort’s outhouses.
  • 1816
    Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable (“Unobtainable Chamber”).
  • 1836
    Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
  • 1839
    The United Kingdom declares war on the Qing dynasty of China.
  • 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.
  • 1864
    François Achille Bazaine becomes Marshal of France.
  • 1877
    American Indian Wars: Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse is bayoneted by a United States soldier after resisting confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson in Nebraska.
  • 1882
    The first United States Labor Day parade is held in New York City.
  • 1887
    A fire at Theatre Royal in Exeter, England kills 186.
  • 1905
    Russo-Japanese War: In New Hampshire, United States, the Treaty of Portsmouth, mediated by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, ends the war.
  • 1906
    The first legal forward pass in American football is thrown by Bradbury Robinson of St. Louis University to teammate Jack Schneider in a 22–0 victory over Carroll College (Wisconsin).
  • 1914
    World War I: First Battle of the Marne begins. Northeast of Paris, the French attack and defeat German forces who are advancing on the capital.
  • 1915
    The pacifist Zimmerwald Conference begins.
  • 1918
    The original publication of the Cheka decree, “On Red Terror”.
  • 1921
    Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle party in San Francisco ends with the death of the young actress Virginia Rappe: One of the first scandals of the Hollywood community.
  • 1927
    The first Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon, Trolley Troubles, produced by Walt Disney, is released by Universal Pictures.
  • 1932
    The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger.

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