On This Day — September 5th
September 5th is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian ComedCommmcalendar. There are 117 days remaining until the end of the year.
1697 – War of the Grand Alliance: A French warship captured York Factory, a trading post of the Hudson’s Bay Company in present-day Manitoba, Canada.
1882 – A group of London school boys led by Bobby Buckle founded Hotspur Football Club so they could continue to play sports during the winter months.
1943 – World War II: American and Australian airborne forces made a landing at Nadzab as part of the New Guinea campaign against Japan.
1975 – Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, a devotee of Charles Manson, attempted to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford.
1977 – NASA launched the robotic space probe Voyager 1, currently the farthest spacecraft from Earth.
Comedian Bob Newhart turns 89
Queen’s Freddie Mercury would have turned 72
Batman Actor Michael Keaton turns 67
Scream Actress Rose McGowan turns 45
Actress Annabelle Wallis turns 33