Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/September 5

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This is a list of selected September 5 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled September 5, 2018 featured article or the September 5, 2018 featured picture.

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: Teachers' Day in India refimprove
1697War of the Grand Alliance: A French warship captured York Factory, a trading post of the Hudson's Bay Company in present-day Manitoba, Canada. refimprove section
1774 – In response to the British Parliament enacting the Intolerable Acts, representatives from twelve of Britain's North American colonies convened the First Continental Congress at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia. unreferenced section
1793French Revolution: The National Convention began the Reign of Terror, a ten-month period of systematic repression and mass executions by guillotine of perceived enemies within the country. refimprove section
1836Sam Houston became the first popularly elected President of the Republic of Texas. refimprove section, tagged for expansion
1905 – Under the mediation of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, the Russo-Japanese War officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Portsmouth at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard near Portsmouth, New Hampshire. unreferenced section
1914World War I: The First Battle of the Marne began with French forces engaging the advancing German army at the Marne River near Paris. refimprove section
1927Walt Disney's and Ub Iwerks' first popular character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit made its debut in the animated cartoon Trolley Troubles. refimprove section
1945Cold War: Soviet cipher clerk Igor Gouzenko defected to Canada with over 100 documents on Soviet espionage activities and sleeper agents. refimprove section
1960 – Senegalese poet Léopold Sédar Senghor was elected as the first President of Senegal. refimprove
1972 – The Palestinian militant group Black September took hostage eleven Israeli athletes and coaches at the Olympic Games in Munich, West Germany; all of the hostages were killed less than 24 hours later. refimprove sections
1980 – The St. Gotthard Tunnel, at the time the world's longest highway tunnel at 16.4 km (10.2 mi), opened in Switzerland stretching from Göschenen to Airolo. unreferenced section
1991 – The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, came into force. appears on June 27



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Robert Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland (b. 1641) · Amy Beach (b. 1867) · Jochen Rindt (d. 1970)

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