2021 September

September 5: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 5

September 5th is also known as World Samosa Day and Be Late For Something Day.

Welcome to day 248 of the year folks, there are 117 days left of the year.

Everyone who was born on September 5th shares the zodiac sign of Virgo.

If today is your birthday or just a special day for you, then you’ll be happy to know that it’s been a fascinating day throughout history too! Here you’ll also learn some unique facts about this day as well as celebrities that were born on September 5th.

Did you know that on this day in 1793, the Reign of Terror took place throughout France? This was a series of massacres and public executions that followed the French Revolution.

Keep reading for more facts about September 5th in history!

What Happened On September 5 In History?

2019

74-year-old woman Erramatti Mangamma became the world’s oldest mother after giving birth to twins in India.

2017

Hurricane Irma was announced as the strongest hurricane on record in Atlantic Basin area.

The category 5 hurricane had gusts of up to 185 mph and devastated the region.
1989

The Joan Rivers daytime TV talk show was aired for the first time.

Source TV.com
1980

Gotthard Road Tunnel opened in St Gotthard, Switzerland making it the longest tunnel in the world at the time.

The tunnel is a lengthy 10.5 miles long and is the 5th longest in the world as of 2020.
1944

In The Netherlands, this day was named “Dolle Dinsdag,” which means Mad Tuesday.

The name comes from the false hope that cities in The Netherlands were becoming liberated from the Germans during World War II. Despite not all towns becoming free, celebrations were still held countrywide.
1905

Russo-Japan war ended on this day with the official signing of the Treaty of Portsmouth.

US president Theodore Roosevelt would later be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for helping to end the war.
1885

Sylvanus Bowser’s invention of the gasoline pump was delivered to a dealer in Fort Wayne, Indiana, US.

OTD in 1885: Sylvanus Bowser's invention of the gasoline pump was delivered to a dealer in Fort Wayne
Interestingly the automobile still hadn't been invented by this date.
1838

The oldest museum in The Netherlands, the Centraal Museum Utrecht, opened on this day.

1793

Reign of Terror took place through France where many massacres and public executions happened during the French Revolution.

OTD in 1793: Reign of Terror took place through France where many massacres and public executions happened during the French Revolution.
1774

The first Continental Congress meeting was held in Philadelphia, US.

The congress drove the American Revolution less than two years later.

Did you know that on this day, September 5th 1793, the Reign of Terror took place throughout France?