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Monday, September 5, 2011

The 2011 Somalian famine, which has killed 30,000 children and tens of thousands more adults, spreads to the Bay Region of Somalia. //www.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/world/africa/06somalia.html (New YorK Times)
India and Bangladesh sign a pact to end their 40-year border demarcation dispute.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Pakistan reinstates Supreme Court judges ousted by former President Pervez Musharraf. //edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/09/05/pakistan.judges/index.html (CNN)
Five hundred people have died in the Haitian town of Gonaïves as a result of flooding caused by Tropical Storm Hanna. //www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,24303444-401,00.html (Reuters via News Limited)

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The New South Wales Supreme Court upholds an application by the New South Wales Police Force to change the route of a protest march on Sydney on Saturday. //www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/09/05/2024977.htm (ABC News Australia)

Friday, September 5, 2003

Hong Kong's leader Tung Chee-hwa announces that he will indefinitely postpone plans for an extremely unpopular security bill which sparked massive public protests and would have granted the government broad powers to prosecute vaguely defined threats to national security. //www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A32701-2003Sep5.html

Thursday, September 5, 2002

An assassination attempt was made on President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan in Kandahar. A gunman wearing the uniform of the new Afghan Army opened fire, wounding the Governor of Kandahar and an American Special Operations officer. The gunman and one of the President's bodyguards were killed.
A car bomb kills at least 30 people in Afghanistan, and an apparent assassination attempt on Afghan President Hamid Karzai fails the same day.

Wednesday, September 5, 2001

Peru's attorney general files homicide charges against ex-President Alberto Fujimori.

Tuesday, September 5, 2000

Monday, September 5, 1994

New South Wales State MP for Cabramatta John Newman is shot outside his home, in Australia's first political assassination since 1977.

Thursday, September 5, 1991

The Soviet Union recognizes the independence of the Baltic states.
September 7 ndash At the 35th Annual Tailhook Symposium in Las Vegas, 83 women and seven men are assaulted.
The Congress of People's Deputies of the Soviet Union self-dissolves, replaced by Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union and State Council of the Soviet Union
The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second-largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.

Tuesday, September 5, 1989

U.S. President George H. W. Bush holds up a bag of cocaine purchased across the street at Lafayette Park, in his first televised speech to the nation.
England holds Sweden to a 0–0 draw in Sweden, qualifying for the 1990 FIFA World Cup. The game becomes famous after Terry Butcher sustains a deep cut to his forehead early in the game. He receives stitches but plays on the entire game. By the end of the game, the front of Butcher's white shirt and shorts are almost entirely covered in blood.
South African general election, 1989: the last held under apartheid returns the National Party to power with a much-reduced majority.
In the Dutch general election, the Christian Democratic Appeal, led by Ruud Lubbers wins 54 seats, and is ultimately able to form a government on November 7 after entering into coalition with the Labour Party.

Monday, September 5, 1988

With US$2 billion in federal aid, the Robert M. Bass Group agrees to buy the United States' largest thrift, American Savings and Loan Association.

Friday, September 5, 1986

Pan Am Flight 73, with 358 people on board, is hijacked at Karachi International Airport by four Abu Nidal terrorists.

Sunday, September 5, 1982

Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch is kidnapped.

Friday, September 5, 1980

The St. Gotthard Tunnel opens in Switzerland as the world's longest highway tunnel at 10.14 miles (16.32 km), stretching from Göschenen to Airolo.

Tuesday, September 5, 1978

C David Accords: Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat begin the peace process at C David, Maryland.

Tuesday, September 5, 1972

September 6 – Munich Massacre: Eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich are murdered after 8 members of the Arab terrorist group Black September invade the Olympic Village 5 guerillas and 1 policeman are also killed in a failed hostage rescue.

Saturday, September 5, 1970

Vietnam War ndash Operation Jefferson Glenn: The United States 101st Airborne Division and the South Vietnamese 1st Infantry Division initiate a new operation in Thua Thien Province (the operation ends in October 1971).

Friday, September 5, 1969

Lieutenant William Calley is charged with 6 counts of premeditated murder, for the 1968My Lai Massacre deaths of 109 Vietnamese civilians in My Lai, Vietnam.

Thursday, September 5, 1963

British prostitute Christine Keeler is arrested for perjury. On December 6 she is sentenced to 9 months in prison.

Thursday, September 5, 1957

The first edition of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" goes on sale.

Saturday, September 5, 1953

The United Nations rejects the Soviet Union's suggestion to accept China as a member.

Sunday, September 5, 1948

Robert Schuman becomes Prime Minister of France.

Tuesday, September 5, 1944

WWII: The Soviets declare war on Bulgaria.

Sunday, September 5, 1943

WWII: The 503rd Parachute Regiment under American General Douglas MacArthur lands and occupies Nadzab, just east of the port city of Lae in northeastern Papua New Guinea.

Saturday, September 5, 1942

The Jews of Wolbrom, Poland were rounded up by the Germans and their collaborators. What was once a flourishing community suddenly ceased to exist.//www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/wolbrom/index.asp?WT.mc_id=wiki On One Clear Day: The Story of the Jewish Community of Wolbrom Before, During and After the Holocaust
WWII: Battle of Milne Bay: Japanese forces suffer their first defeat on land.

Thursday, September 5, 1940

WWII: The Blitz ndash Nazi Germany begins to rain bombs on London (the first of 57 consecutive nights of strategic bombing).
WWII: Commerce raiding German auxiliary cruiser "Komet" enters the Pacific Ocean via the Bering Strait after crossing the Arctic Ocean from the North Sea with the help of Soviet icebreakers "Lenin", "Stalin", and "Kaganovich".
The Hercules Munitions Plant in Succasunna-Kenvil, New Jersey explodes, killing 55 people.
WWII: Commerce raidingGerman auxiliary cruiser \\\'\\\'Komet\\\'\\\' enters the Pacific Ocean via the Bering Strait after crossing the Arctic Ocean from the North Sea with the help of Soviet icebreakers "Lenin", "Stalin", and "Kaganovich".
In Lascaux, France, 17,000-year-old cave paintings are discovered by a group of young Frenchmen hiking through Southern France. The paintings depict animals and date to the Stone Age.

Tuesday, September 5, 1939

WWII: The United States declares its neutrality in the war.

Monday, September 5, 1938

Czechoslovakian President Edvard Beneš invites mid-level representatives of the Sudeten Germans to the Hradcany palace, to tell them he will accept whatever demands they care to make, provided the Sudetenland remains part of the Republic of Czechoslovakia.

Sunday, September 5, 1937

Spanish Civil War: The city of Llanes falls to the Falangists.

Wednesday, September 5, 1934

Saturday, September 5, 1931

John Thomson, football player, dies in an accident during a CelticRangers match.

Thursday, September 5, 1929

Aristide Briand presents his plan for the "United States of Europe".

Sunday, September 5, 1920

Presidential elections begin in Mexico.

Tuesday, September 5, 1916

Tuesday, September 5, 1905

Russo-Japanese War ndash Treaty of Portsmouth: In New Hshire, a treaty mediated by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt is signed by victor Japan and Russia. Russia cedes the island of Sakhalin and port and rail rights in Manchuria to Japan.

Monday, September 5, 1887

The Theatre Royal, Exeter, England, burns down, killing 186 people.

Friday, September 5, 1884

Tuesday, September 5, 1882

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

Monday, September 5, 1881

The Thumb Fire in the U.S. state of Michigan destroys over a million acres (4,000 km²) and kills 282 people.

Wednesday, September 5, 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.

Tuesday, September 5, 1876

Gladstone publishes his "Bulgarian Horrors" phlet.

Sunday, September 5, 1869

The foundation stone is laid for Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria (southern Germany).

Friday, September 5, 1862

American Civil War: In the Confederacy's first invasion of the North, General Robert E. Lee leads 55,000 men of the Army of Northern Virginia across the Potomac River at White's Ford near Leesburg, Virginia, into Maryland.
American Civil War: In the Confederacy's first invasion of the North, General Robert E. Lee leads 55,000 men of the Army of Northern Virginia across the Potomac River at White\'s Ford near Leesburg, Virginia, into Maryland.

Monday, September 5, 1836

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

Friday, September 5, 1800

At the invitation of the Maltese, British troops liberate the Islands of Malta and Gozo from the French.

Thursday, September 5, 1793

In Paris, the Louvre Palace is opened to the public as a museum.

Wednesday, September 5, 1781

American Revolution ndash Battle of the Chesapeake: A British fleet under Thomas Graves arrives and fights de Grasse, but is unable to break through to relieve the Siege of Yorktown.

Monday, September 5, 1774

Friday, September 5, 1698

In an effort to move his people away from Asiatic customs, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposes a tax on beards: all men except priests and peasants are required to pay a tax of 100 rubles a year commoners are required to pay one kopeck each.

Sunday, September 5, 1694

Sunday, September 5, 1683

The Qing Chinese admiral Shi Lang receives the formal surrender of Zheng Keshuang, ushering in the collapse of the Kingdom of Tungning, which is then incorporated into the Qing Empire.

Sunday, September 5, 1666

The Great Fire of London ends.

Tuesday, September 5, 1634

September 6 ndash The Battle of Nördlingen results in a Catholic victory.

Wednesday, September 5, 1607

"Hamlet" is performed aboard the East India Company ship "Red Dragon", under the command of Capt. William Keeling, anchored off the coast of Sierra Leone, the first known performance of a Shakespeare play outside England, and the first by amateurs.

Sunday, August 26, 1515 (Julianian calendar)

Selim captures the Persian capital of Tabriz without encountering any resistance, but is unable to hold it.

Saturday, August 28, 1350 (Julianian calendar)

Conservative noblemen in the County of Holland found the Hook league.

Monday, August 28, 1307 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Clement V confirms the Knights Hospitaller possession of Rhodes, although only Feracle had fallen to their attacks.
Source: Wikipedia