Saturday, September 5, 2015

Today in History: Saturday, September 05, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On Sept. 5, 1972, Palestinian terrorists attacked the Israeli Olympic team at the summer games in Munich; 11 Israeli athletes and coaches, five terrorists and a police officer were killed.
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On this date in:
1698Russia's Peter the Great imposed a tax on beards.
1774The first Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia.
1793The Reign of Terror began during the French Revolution as the National Convention instituted harsh measures to repress counterrevolutionary activities.
1836Sam Houston was elected president of the Republic of Texas.
1882The nation's first Labor Day parade was held in New York City.
1905The Treaty of Portsmouth, ending the Russo-Japanese War, was signed in New Hampshire.
1914The First Battle of the Marne began during World War I.
1939The United States proclaimed its neutrality in World War II.
1957"On the Road" by Jack Kerouac, the defining novel of the Beat Generation, was published.
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1958"Doctor Zhivago" by Russian author Boris Pasternak was published in the United States.
1975President Gerald R. Ford escaped an attempt on his life in Sacramento, Calif., by Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson.
1997Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa died in Calcutta, India, at age 87.
2005President George W. Bush nominated John Roberts to be chief justice.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Director Werner Herzog turns 73 years old today.
AP Photo/Danny Moloshok
Paul A. VolckerFormer Federal Reserve Board chairman88
Bob NewhartActor, comedian86
Carol LawrenceActress, singer83
John DanforthFormer U.S. senator, R-Mo.79
Bill MazeroskiBaseball Hall of Famer79
William DevaneActor76
George LazenbyActor76
Al StewartSinger70
Loudon Wainwright IIIRock singer, actor69
Cathy GuisewiteCartoonist ("Cathy")65
Michael KeatonActor64
Dweezil ZappaTV personality, musician46
Rose McGowanActress ("Charmed")42
Actress Raquel Welch turns 75 years old today.
AP Photo/Peter Kramer
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