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Notable Historical Events for September 5th

1921Walter Johnson sets strikeout mark at 2,287

1994Jerry Lewis' 29th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,100,000

19863rd MTV Awards: Whitney Houston wins

192529th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones

1816Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable ("Unobtainable Chamber").

196888th US Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats Tom Okker (1412 57 63 36 63)

1698Russian Tsar Peter the Great imposes a tax on beards

1989Chris Evert last US Open match, she is defeated by Zina Garrison

1991Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress

1915Tsar Nicholas II, distressed by increasing Russian losses, assumes personal command of his nation's military forces; clearly a symbolic act and devastating for his leadership

September 5th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 5th

1638Louis XIV, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, King of France (1643-1715), (Sun King), (d. 1715)

1940Raquel Welch, Chicago Illinois, (Myra Breckenridge, 1,000,000 BC, 100 Rifles)

1847Jesse James, Missouri, outlaw, son of a clergyman, (d. 1882)

1951Michael Keaton, Pitts Pa, actor (Gung Ho, Batman, Beetlejuice)

September 5th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 5th

1987Actor Steven Seagal (36) weds actress Kelly LeBrock (27) in Beverly Hills, California

1970Producer Dick Wolf (23) weds Susan Scranton

1959Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (20) weds Linda Joan Bork

1980Lawyer Kathleen St. Johns divorces best-selling author Michael Crichton (37) after nearly 2 years of marriage

September 5th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 5th

1902Rudolf Virchow, German pathologist and politician, dies at 80

1877Crazy Horse [Tashunka Witko], last great Sioux war chief, dies at 37

September 5th Deaths
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