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September 5


1774   The First Continental Congress gathers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1836   The Republic of Texas elects Sam Houston as president.

1906   The first legal forward pass is thrown in an American football game.

1960   Muhammad Ali wins the Olympic gold medal in boxing

1997   Mother Teresa, Nobel Peace Prize winner, dies.

Famous Birthdays:

1847   Jesse James (Outlaw)

1929   Bob Newhart (Comedian)

1940   Raquel Welch (Actress)

1946   Freddy Mercury (Singer for Queen)

1951   Michael Keaton (Actor)

1973   Rose McGowan (Actress)

1986   Colt McCoy (NFL Football player)

Today in History Archive:

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