Events on Sep 5

  • 1198Philips van Zwaben Hohenstaufen crowned King of Roman Catholic Germany
  • 15192nd Battle of Tehuacingo, Mexico: Hernan Cortes vs. Tlascala Aztecs
  • 1550William Cecil appoints himself English Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1596Dutch fleet commander Cornelis de Houtman taken hostage in Java
  • 1622Richelieu becomes Cardinal
  • 1644Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Sas of Gent
  • 1661French superintendant of Finance Nicolas Fouquet arrested
  • 1725French King Louis XV marries Polish Princess Mary Lesczynski
  • 1750Decree issued in Paderborn Prussia allows for annual search of all Jewish homes for stolen or "doubtful" goods
  • 17741st Continental Congress assembles, in Philadelphia
  • 1781Battle of Virginia Capes, French defeat British, traps Cornwallis
  • 1786Montplaisir Ceramic factory opens in Schaarbeek Belgium
  • 1793In the French Revolution, the "Reign of Terror" begins
  • 1795US-Algiers sign peace treaty
  • 1796General Salicetti orders equal rights for Jews of Bologna Italy
  • 1798New conscription law goes into effect in France
  • 1800Malta surrenders to British after they blockade French troops
  • 1836Sam Houston elected President of the Republic of Texas
  • 1838Central Museum opens in Utrecht Netherlands
  • 1862Lee crosses Potomac and enters Maryland
  • 1863Bread revolt in Mobile Alabama
  • 1864British, French and Dutch fleets attacked Japan in Shimonoseki Straits
  • 1877Southern blacks led by Pap Singleton settle in Kansas
  • 188210,000 workers march in 1st Labor Day parade in New York City
  • 18851st gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer (Ft Wayne, Ind)
  • 1887Gas lamp at Theater Royal in Exeter catches fire killing about 200
  • 1895George Washington Murray elected to Congress from South Carolina
  • 1900France proclaims a protectorate over Chad
  • 1901National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues forms
  • 1905Treaty of Portsmouth USA, ends Russo-Japanese War

Born on Sep 5

  • 1187Louis VIII [Coeur-de-Lion]: King of France (1223-26)
  • 1319Pedro IV: King of Aragon
  • 1600Loreto Vittori: Composer
  • 1644Gillis Schey: Dutch Admiral (battle at Lowestoft)
  • 1666Gottfried Arnold: German theologist / historian / songwriter
  • 1688Lukas Fencer: Dutch poet (Fight of Kings & Mice)
  • 1694Frantisek Antonin Mica: Composer
  • 1734Jean-Benjamin de La Borde: Composer
  • 1735Johann Christian Bach: Composer, Son of JS Bach (English Bach)
  • 1737Johann Friedrich Gottlieb Beckmann: Composer
  • 1750Robert Fergusson: Scottish poet (Scots poems)
  • 1767August Wilhelm Schlegel: German poet / translator / critic
  • 1771Charles L J: Archduke of Austria / Gov (Austria Netherland)
  • 1791Giacomo Meyerbeer: Vogelsdorf, Germany -- Composer (Golt Und Die Natur)
  • 1792Alexis-Charles-Maximilien Thibault: Composer
  • 1815Carl Wilhelm: Composer
  • 1815Tyree Harris Bell: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1902
  • 1842Louis F J Bouwmeester: Dutch actor (Shakespeare)
  • 1846John W Cromwell: Secy (American Negro Academy)
  • 1848Manuel Giro: Composer
  • 1856Jacobus C J Hermans: Actor (7th Command)
  • 1867Amy Marcy Cheney Beach: Composer
  • 1875Napoleon "Larry" Lajoie: Rhode Island, United States -- Hall of fame shortstop (.426 in 1901)
  • 1877O W Albert Roelofs: Dutch painter / etcher
  • 1881Otto Bauer: Austrian social-democrat
  • 1883Otto E Deutsch: Austrian musicologist (Schubert-Brevier)
  • 1885John Raedecker: Dutch sculptor (National monument on the Dam)
  • 1888Sarvepalli Radhakrishan: President (India) / philosopher
  • 1890Albert H Edelkoort: Theologist (Zondebesef)
  • 1892Joseph Szigeti: Budapest, Hungary -- Violinist (Violinist Notebook 1933)

Died on Sep 5

  • 1235Henry I: Duke of Brabant
  • 1548Catharine Parr: Queen of England / Wife of Henry VIII, dies at about 36
  • 1566Suleiman I: Great Law Giver, Sultan of Turkey (1520-66), dies at 71
  • 1569Pieter Bruegel: South Netherlands painter, dies at about 44
  • 1572Pieter Tichelmann: Flemish Franciscan, dies at about 71
  • 1659Pieter de Carpentier: Flemish Governor-General of the Netherlands East-Indies, dies at 71
  • 1683Jean-Baptiste Colbert: French Minister of Navy, dies at 64
  • 1684John Uytenhage van Lacks: Lawyer / author, drowned at 48
  • 1803Francois Devienne: Composer, dies at 44
  • 1858Moritz G [Moses] Saphir: Hungarian journalist, dies at 63
  • 1859W Friedrich Olivier: German landscape painter, dies at 68
  • 1877Crazy Horse [Tashunka Witko]: Last great Sioux war chief, dies at 27
  • 1890Ludwig Deppe: Composer, dies at 61
  • 1898Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmonds: Disguised as man fought for union
  • 1910Franz Xaver Haberl: German priest / musicologist, dies at 70
  • 1910Julian Edwards: Composer, dies at 54
  • 1920Robert Harron: Actor (Intolerance), accidental shot to death at 27
  • 1932Paul Bern: Husband of Jean Harlow
  • 1939Cornelis J "Cor" van Ast: Dutch actor / director (Two Boys), dies at 67
  • 1944Willem M Groenewegen: Resistance fighter, executed
  • 1968Juan Jose Castro: Composer, dies at 73
  • 1969Henk Bijvanck: Composer, dies at 59
  • 1969Mitchell Ayres: Orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace), dies at 58
  • 1972Josef Romano: Israeli olympian, murdered
  • 1972Mosje Weinberg: Israeli olympic wrestling coach, murdered
  • 1980Barbara Loden: Actress (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 48
  • 1981Ayatollah Ali Qoddusi: Prosecutor-General of Iran, assassinated
  • 1982Maurice Naessens: Belgian banker, dies at 73
  • 1990Beppo Brem: Actor (Frontgockel), dies of heart failure at 84
  • 1992Billy Herman: 2nd baseman / manager (Dodgers, Cubs), dies at 83

Historical events on September 6

  • 0394Battle of Frigidus North-Italy
  • 1522Magellen with Vittoria returns to Spain, after 1st round world trip
  • 1543French and Turkish fleet occupies Nice
  • 16201st stones layed in Western Tower
  • 1622Spanish silver fleet disappears off Florida Keys; 1,000s die
  • 1628Puritans land at Salem, from Mass Bay Colony, witches soon to settle
  • 1675Swedish Admiral Stenbock sails out with fleet of 66 ships
  • 1683Le Plecta appointed French Minister of Finance
  • 1688Austrian armies occupy Belgrade
  • 1690King Willem III escapes back to England
  • 1715Pro-James III-uprising in Scotland
  • 17161st US lighthouse built (Boston)
  • 1732VOC fires Neth-Dutch east indies Governor-General Diederik Dare
  • 1776Hurricane hits Martinique; 100 French and Dutch ships sinks; 600 die
  • 1791Mozarts opera "La Clemenza di Tito, " premieres in Prague
  • 1819Thomas Blanchard patents lathe
  • 1837Oberlin Collegiate Institute of Ohio goes co-ed (4 women, 30 men)
  • 1839Cherokee Nation forms
  • 1839Great fire in New York
  • 1848National Black Convention meets (Cleveland)
  • 1861General Grant occupies Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1862Stonewall Jackson occupies Frederick, Maryland
  • 1863After 59 day siege, confederates evacuate Ft Wagner, South Carolina
  • 1866Frederick Douglass is 1st US black delegate to a national convention
  • 18691st westbound train arrives in San Francisco
  • 1869Mine fire kills 179 at Avondale, Pennsylvania
  • 1870Ship sinks in Gulf of Biskaje; 483 die
  • 1873Regular Cable Car service begins on Clay Street
  • 1876Race riot in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1876Southern Pacific line from LA to SF completed

Born on September 6

  • 1577Pietro Tacca: Italian sculptor / architect (Aanbidding of the Point)
  • 1620Isabella Leonarda: Composer
  • 1627Pierre Verdier: Composer
  • 1633Sebastian Knupfer: Composer
  • 1644Juan Bautista Jose Cabanilles: Composer
  • 1648Johann Schelle: Composer
  • 1697Willem Gideon Deutz: Amsterdam regent / banker / Merchant
  • 1702Heinrich Nikolaus Gerber: Composer
  • 1729Mozes Mendelssohn: German englightened philosopher (Haksalah)
  • 1757Marquis de Lafayette: American patriot, French revolutionary
  • 1762Theodorus F van Capellen: Vice-admiral
  • 1766John Dalton: English physicist, developed atomic theory of matter
  • 1781Anton Diabelli: Austria -- Publisher / composer
  • 1788F Wilhelm von Schadow: German painter (Modern Vasari)
  • 1797Wililam "Extra Billy" Smith: Confederacy (Confederate Army)
  • 1805Horatio Greenough: United States -- Neo-classical sculptor / writer (Form & Function)
  • 1811James Melville Gilliss: Founder (Naval Observatory in Washington)
  • 1811Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans: Flemish author (Rozeken Pot)
  • 1814George Cartier: (C) Canadian co-PM (1858-62)
  • 1815John Richardson Liddell: Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1815Karol Katski: Composer
  • 1816Francis Stebbins Bartow: Colonel (Confederate Army), died in 1861
  • 1817Alexander Tilloch Galt: A Canadian founding father
  • 1819Carl Ferdinand Pohl: Composer
  • 1819Nicolae Filimon: Romania -- Writer / critic (Ciocoii Vechi Si Noi)
  • 1819William Starke Rosecrans: Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1827John Morrison Oliver: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1850Louis F H "Louis" Apol: Painter / etcher / literary
  • 1855Ferdinand B Hummel: Composer
  • 1860Jane Addams: United States -- Pacifist / social worker / feminist (Nobel 1931)

Died on September 6

  • 0394Eugenius: Linguistic / anti Emperor of Rome (392-94), dies in battle
  • 0972John XIII Crescentii: Pope (965-72)
  • 1635Adrian A Metius: Mathematician / fort architect, dies at 63
  • 1649Famiano Strada: Ital Jesuit (bello belgico decades duae), dies at 77
  • 1649Robert Dudley: English navigator / writer (Arcano del Mare)
  • 1701James II [Stuart]: King of England (1685-88), dies at 68
  • 1811Julien-Amable Mathieu: Composer, dies at 77
  • 1819Georg Druschetzky: Composer, dies at 74
  • 1831Johann Ernst Friedrich Wollank: Composer, dies at 49
  • 1863Lucius March Walker: Confederate Brigadier General (in duel), dies at 33
  • 1902Frederick A Able: English chemist / inventor (cordiet), dies at 75
  • 1902Philip James Bailey: English Poet (Universal hymn), dies at 86
  • 1903Charles Ammi Cutter: US bibliographer, dies at 66
  • 1919Worm Pander: Sculptor
  • 1937Henry Kimball Hadley: Composer, dies at 65
  • 1941Hugo Loudon: President-director (Royal Oil), dies at 81
  • 1944Robert Lejour: Belgian lawyer / resistance fighter, murdered
  • 1945John S Mccain: US Admiral, (WWII-Pacific Ocean)
  • 1947Paul Guthnick: German astronomer, dies at 76
  • 1948Gerrit H Kersten: Vicar / founder (Calvinist Party), dies at 66
  • 1952Jose Forns y Cuadras: Composer, dies at 54
  • 1956Felix Borowski: Composer, dies at 84
  • 1959Edmund Gwenn: Actor (Them, Java Head, Miracle on 34th St), dies at 83
  • 1959Kay Kendall: British actress (Genevieve), dies of Leukemia at 32
  • 1960Jimmy Savo: Comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65
  • 1962Hanns Eisler: Composer (North Vietnam / East German National Anthem), dies at 64
  • 1963Margarita Sierra: Actress (Surfside 6), dies after heart surgery at 26
  • 1965Konstantin Mostras: Composer, dies at 79
  • 1966Hendrik F Verwoerd: South African Prime Minister (1958-66), assassinated at 64
  • 1966Luigi Perrachio: Composer, dies at 83