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Notable Historical Events for September 5th

1990Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urges Arabs to rise against the West

1983Jerry Lewis' 18th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,691,627

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

1991Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress

1988Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1990Pete Sampras ends Ivan Lendl's bid for 9th straight US Open final

1972Jerry Lewis' 7th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, John & Yoko appear

1995Cal Ripken Jr ties Gehrig's record of playing in 2,130 straight games

1979Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve & upsets top-seeded Bjorn Borg in US Tennis Open quarterfinals

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

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)

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

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

September 5th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 5th

1968Author Ken Follett (19) weds Mary Emma Ruth Elson

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

1970Producer Dick Wolf (23) weds Susan Scranton

September 5th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 5th

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

1997Mother Teresa, Nobel (1979), dies of cardiac arrest at 87

September 5th Deaths
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