On This Day — September 5th

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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.

Events

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

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

On This Day — September 5

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September 5th is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 117 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).

On this day in history:

1793 – French Revolution: The French National Convention initiates the Reign of Terror.

1836 – Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.

1882 – The first United States Labor Day parade is held in New York City.

1882 – Tottenham Hotspur, a Premier League football club from North London, is founded (as Hotspur F.C.).

1921 – Popular American comedian Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle attended a party during which a woman was fatally injured; although he was eventually acquitted of manslaughter, the trial’s scandal derailed his career.

1941 – Whole territory of Estonia is occupied by Nazi Germany.

Celebrity Birthdays:

Bedazzled Star Raquel Welch turns 77

Queen Lead Freddie Mercury would have turned 71

Former Batman Michael Keaton turns 66

Scream Actress Rose McGowan turns 44

Game of Thrones Cast Member Carice Van Houten turns 41

Happy Birthday to all September 5th babies!