Today in History, English
Today in History, English

100831September 5Event1978 – Camp David Accords: Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat begin peace discussions at Camp David, Maryland.
100832September 5Event1980 – The Gotthard Road Tunnel opens in Switzerland as the world's longest highway tunnel at 10.14 miles (16.32 km) stretching from Göschenen to Airolo.
100833September 5Event1984 – STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery lands after its maiden voyage.
100834September 5Event1984 – Western Australia becomes the last Australian state to abolish capital punishment.
100835September 5Event1986 – Pan Am Flight 73 with 358 people on board is hijacked at Karachi International Airport.
100836September 5Event1990 – Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Army soldiers slaughter 158 civilians.
100837September 5Event1991 – The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, comes into force.
100838September 5Event1996 – Hurricane Fran makes landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina as a Category 3 storm with 115 mph sustained winds. Fran caused over $3 billion in damage and killed 27 people.
100839September 5Event2012 – A firecracker factory explodes near Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, killing 40 and injuring 50 others.
100840September 5Event2012 – An accidental explosion at a Turkish Army ammunition store in Afyon, western Turkey kills 25 soldiers and wounds four others.
100841September 5Birth699 – Abu Hanifa, Iraqi scholar (d. 767)
100842September 5Birth1187 – Louis VIII of France (d. 1226)
100843September 5Birth1201 – Alix, Duchess of Brittany (d. 1221)
100844September 5Birth1319 – Peter IV of Aragon (d. 1387)
100845September 5Birth1540 – Magnus, Duke of Holstein (d. 1583)
100846September 5Birth1567 – Date Masamune, Japanese daimyo (d. 1636)
100847September 5Birth1568 – Tommaso Campanella, Italian poet, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1639)
100848September 5Birth1638 – Louis XIV of France (d. 1715)
100849September 5Birth1666 – Gottfried Arnold, German historian and theologian (d. 1714)
100850September 5Birth1667 – Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri, Italian priest, mathematician, and philosopher (d. 1733)
100851September 5Birth1694 – František Václav Míča, Czech conductor and composer (d. 1744)
100852September 5Birth1695 – Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician and diplomat (d. 1770)
100853September 5Birth1722 – Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony (d. 1763)
100854September 5Birth1725 – Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1799)
100855September 5Birth1735 – Johann Christian Bach, German-English viol player and composer (d. 1782)
100856September 5Birth1750 – Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet and author (d. 1774)
100857September 5Birth1769 – John Shortland, English commander (d. 1810)
100858September 5Birth1771 – Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen (d. 1847)
100859September 5Birth1772 – Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, Iranian king (d. 1834)
100860September 5Birth1774 – Caspar David Friedrich, German painter and etcher (d. 1840)

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