September 5- On This Day

September 5- On This Day

This day in history


SEPTEMBER

5

What Happened Today in History

Historical Events

1666 Great Fire of London ends, leaving 13,200 houses destroyed and 8 dead

1774 Twelve of the thirteen American colonies adopt a trade embargo against Great Britain at the first Continental Congress at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


1839 The First Opium War begins in China

2017 Hurricane Irma becomes the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin region with winds of 185mph (280km/h)

Historical Events Today

Today in Film & TV

1958 1st color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte, North Carolina

Today in Music

1993 Musical "Will Rogers Follies" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 983 performances with 6 Tony Awards

Today in Sport

1972 11 Israeli athletes taken hostage and later killed by Palestinian Black September group at the Munich Olympics

Do you know this fact about today?Did You Know?

German Christine Hardt patents the first modern brassiere

Today in History in 1889

Would You Believe?

Erramatti Mangamma becomes the world's oldest living mother giving birth to twins aged 74 in Hyderabad, India

Today in History in 2019

September 5- On This Day