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September 5 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.

Events

Up to 1900

1901 – 2000

  • 1916 – In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing).
  • 1918World War I: Second Battle of the Marne – The battle begins near the River Marne with a German attack.
  • 1922 - The Japanese Communist Party is created in Japan.
  • 1926 – BEST buses make its début in Mumbai.
  • 1927 – 89 protesters are killed by the Austrian police in Vienna.
  • 1929 – First weekly radio broadcast of Mormon Tabernacle Choir radio show, Music and the Spoken Word.
  • 1931 – Kid Chocolate becomes Cuba's first world boxing champion.
  • 1945US President Harry Truman disembarks the heavy cruiser the USS Augusta (CA-31) in Antwerp en route to Potsdam for the Potsdam Conference.
  • 1954 – First flight of the Boeing 707, the first American jet passenger airliner.
  • 1955 - Eighteen Nobel Prize winners sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by 34 others.
  • 1958 – In Lebanon, 5,000 United States Marines land in the capital Beirut in order to provide military support to the pro-Western government there.
  • 1965 - The Mariner 4 sends the first close-up pictures of a planet other than Earth, when it sends pictures from Mars.
  • 1974 – In Nicosia, Cyprus, Greek-sponsored nationalists launch a coup d'état, deposing President Makarios and installing Nikos Sampson as Cypriot president.
  • 1975 – Apollo Soyuz Test Project: Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft take off for U.S.-Soviet link-up in space.
  • 1979U.S. President Jimmy Carter gives his famous "malaise" speech, where he characterizes the greatest threat to the country as "this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of purpose for our nation."
  • 1988Die Hard opens in theaters, starring Bruce Willis
  • 1989 – Punk rock band Bad Religion releases their sixth album, No Control.
  • 1992 – A major fire consumes an entire city block in tourist destination Gatlinburg, Tennessee, destroying the Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum and several other local businesses in the process. The block was rebuilt and re-opened in 1995.
  • 1994 – Albert Belle of the Cleveland Indians caught with a corked bat.
  • 1995Fluid Concepts & Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought by Douglas Hofstadter becomes the first item sold on Amazon.com
  • 1996MSNBC cable-DBS channel launched
  • 1996 – A Royal Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport. Thirty-two people die in the flames, two people die of their injuries, and Seven people sustain severe burns.
  • 1999Safeco Field opens in Seattle, Washington.
  • 1999 - The first flights from the United Kingdom to Argentina since the Falklands War occur.

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