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Tuesday 5 September 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Earliest date on which Jeûne genevois can fall, while September 11 is the latest; celebrated on Thursday after the first Sunday of September. (Canton of Geneva)

Events

  • 1984 – STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery lands after its maiden voyage.
  • 1970 – Vietnam War: Operation Jefferson Glenn begins: The United States 101st Airborne Division and the South Vietnamese 1st Infantry Division initiate a new operation in Thừa Thiên–Huế Province.
  • 1960 – Poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is the first elected President of Senegal.
  • 1945 – Iva Toguri D'Aquino, a Japanese American suspected of being wartime radio propagandist Tokyo Rose, is arrested in Yokohama.
  • 1942 – World War II: Japanese high command orders withdrawal at Milne Bay, the first major Japanese defeat in land warfare during the Pacific War.
  • 1927 – The first Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon, Trolley Troubles, produced by Walt Disney, is released by Universal Pictures.
  • 1921 – Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle party in San Francisco ends with the death of the young actress Virginia Rappe: One of the first scandals of the Hollywood community.
  • 1914 – World War I: First Battle of the Marne begins. Northeast of Paris, the French attack and defeat German forces who are advancing on the capital.
  • 1906 – The first legal forward pass in American football is thrown by Bradbury Robinson of St. Louis University to teammate Jack Schneider in a 22–0 victory over Carroll College (Wisconsin).
  • 1905 – Russo-Japanese War: In New Hampshire, United States, the Treaty of Portsmouth, mediated by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, ends the war.
  • 1882 – The first United States Labor Day parade is held in New York City.
  • 1882 – Tottenham Hotspur, a Premier League football club from North London, is founded (as Hotspur F.C.).
  • 1877 – American Indian Wars: Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse is bayoneted by a United States soldier after resisting confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson in Nebraska.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: The Army of Northern Virginia crosses the Potomac River at White's Ford in the Maryland Campaign.
  • 1836 – Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
  • 1781 – Battle of the Chesapeake in the American Revolutionary War: The British Navy is repelled by the French Navy, contributing to the British surrender at Yorktown.
  • 1774 – First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia.

Births

  • 1990 – Lance Stephenson, American basketball player
  • 1989 – Elena Delle Donne, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Colt McCoy, American football player
  • 1985 – Ryan Guy, American soccer player
  • 1977 – Nazr Mohammed, American basketball player
  • 1977 – Rosevelt Colvin, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1975 – Randy Choate, American baseball player
  • 1975 – Rod Barajas, American baseball player and manager
  • 1973 – Rose McGowan, American actress
  • 1972 – Shane Sewell, Canadian-American wrestler and referee
  • 1970 – Liam Lynch, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, puppeteer, and director
  • 1969 – Dweezil Zappa, American actor and musician
  • 1968 – Brad Wilk, American singer-songwriter and drummer
  • 1968 – Dennis Scott, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1964 – Ken Norman, American basketball player
  • 1964 – Thomas Mikal Ford, American actor
  • 1963 – Jeff Brantley, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1963 – Juan Alderete, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1963 – Terry Ellis, American R&B singer–songwriter (En Vogue) and actress
  • 1954 – Frederick Kempe, American journalist and author
  • 1953 – Victor Davis Hanson, American historian and journalist
  • 1951 – Jamie Oldaker, American drummer and percussionist
  • 1951 – Michael Keaton, American actor and producer
  • 1950 – Cathy Guisewite, American cartoonist, created Cathy
  • 1947 – Buddy Miles, American singer-songwriter and drummer (d. 2008)
  • 1947 – Chip Davis, American pianist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1946 – Dennis Dugan, American actor and director
  • 1946 – Loudon Wainwright III, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1940 – Raquel Welch, American actress and singer
  • 1939 – Claudette Colvin, American nurse and activist
  • 1939 – John Stewart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008)
  • 1939 – William Devane, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1936 – Bill Mazeroski, American baseball player and coach
  • 1936 – John Danforth, American politician and diplomat, 24th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
  • 1936 – Jonathan Kozol, American sociologist, author, and educator
  • 1935 – Werner Erhard, American author and philanthropist, founded Werner Erhard and Associates and The Hunger Project
  • 1934 – Dennis Letts, American actor and educator (d. 2008)
  • 1932 – Carol Lawrence, American actress and singer
  • 1932 – Robert H. Dennard, American electrical engineer and inventor
  • 1929 – Bob Newhart, American comedian and actor
  • 1927 – Paul Volcker, American economist and academic
  • 1925 – Justin Kaplan, American author (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Paul Dietzel, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Jack Valenti, American businessman, created the MPAA film rating system (d. 2007)
  • 1920 – Peter Racine Fricker, English-American composer and educator (d. 1990)
  • 1917 – Pedro E. Guerrero, American photographer (d. 2012)
  • 1916 – Frank Yerby, American novelist (d. 1991)
  • 1914 – Gail Kubik, American violinist, composer, and educator (d. 1984)
  • 1912 – Frank Thomas, American voice actor, animator, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1912 – John Cage, American composer and theorist (d. 1992)
  • 1908 – Joaquín Nin-Culmell, German-American pianist and composer (d. 2004)
  • 1906 – Ralston Crawford, American painter, lithographer, and photographer (d. 1978)
  • 1906 – Sunnyland Slim, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1995)
  • 1902 – Darryl F. Zanuck, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1979)
  • 1902 – Jean Dalrymple, American playwright, producer, manager, and publicist (d. 1998)
  • 1901 – Florence Eldridge, American actress (d. 1988)
  • 1899 – Humphrey Cobb, American author and screenwriter (d. 1944)
  • 1897 – Arthur Nielsen, American market analyst, founded ACNielsen (d. 1980)
  • 1897 – Morris Carnovsky, American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1874 – Nap Lajoie, American baseball player and manager (d. 1959)
  • 1873 – Cornelius Vanderbilt III, American general and engineer (d. 1942)
  • 1867 – Amy Beach, American pianist and composer (d. 1944)
  • 1856 – Thomas E. Watson, American lawyer, publisher, and politician (d. 1922)
  • 1847 – Jesse James, American outlaw (d. 1882)
  • 1833 – George Huntington Hartford, American businessman (d. 1917)
  • 1829 – Lester Allan Pelton, American inventor (d. 1908)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Hugh O'Brian, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 2016 – Phyllis Schlafly, American lawyer, writer, and political activist (b. 1924)
  • 2015 – Chester Stranczek, American baseball player and businessman (b. 1929)
  • 2015 – Goh Eng Wah, Malaysian-Singaporean businessman, founded Eng Wah Global (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – Bruce Morton, American journalist (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Edwin Bideau, American lawyer and politician (b. 1950)
  • 2013 – Isamu Jordan, American journalist and academic (b. 1975)
  • 2012 – Victoria Fyodorova, Russian-American actress and author (b. 1946)
  • 2007 – D. James Kennedy, American pastor and author (b. 1930)
  • 2007 – Jennifer Dunn, American engineer and politician (b. 1941)
  • 2007 – Paul Gillmor, American lawyer and politician (b. 1939)
  • 2003 – Gisele MacKenzie, Canadian-American singer and actress (b. 1927)
  • 2002 – David Todd Wilkinson, American cosmologist and astronomer (b. 1935)
  • 2001 – Justin Wilson, American chef and author (b. 1914)
  • 1999 – Allen Funt, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1914)
  • 1998 – Leo Penn, American actor and director (b. 1921)
  • 1997 – Leon Edel, American author and critic (b. 1907)
  • 1992 – Fritz Leiber, American author and poet (b. 1910)
  • 1990 – Jerry Iger, American cartoonist and publisher, co-founded Eisner & Iger (b. 1903)
  • 1984 – Jane Roberts, American psychic and author (b. 1929)
  • 1973 – Jack Fournier, American baseball player and coach (b. 1889)
  • 1948 – Richard C. Tolman, American physicist and chemist (b. 1881)
  • 1934 – Sidney Myer, Russian-Australian businessman, founded Myer Stores (b. 1878)
  • 1932 – Paul Bern, German-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1889)
  • 1930 – Robert Means Thompson, American soldier, businessman, and philanthropist (b. 1849)
  • 1920 – Robert Harron, American actor (b. 1893)
  • 1912 – Arthur MacArthur, Jr., American general (b. 1845)
  • 1898 – Sarah Emma Edmonds, Canadian-American nurse, soldier, and spy (b. 1841)
  • 1894 – George Stoneman, Jr., United States Army cavalry officer (b. 1822)
  • 1877 – Crazy Horse, American tribal leader (b. 1849)
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