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Notable Historical Events for September 5th

1991Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress

1961JFK begins underground nuclear testing

1988Jerry Lewis' 23rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $41,132,113

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

1939FDR declares US neutrality at start of WW II in Europe

192529th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones

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

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

1975First Assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford in Sacramento by Lynette Fromme in Sacramento

1958"Doctor Zhivago" by Boris Pasternak published in US

September 5th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 5th

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

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)

September 5th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 5th

1970Producer Dick Wolf (23) weds Susan Scranton

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

September 5th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 5th

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

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

September 5th Deaths
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