A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on September 5th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On September 5, 1698, Czar Peter I of Russia (Peter the Great) enacted a tax on beards.
On September 5, 1698, Czar Peter I of Russia (Peter the Great) enacted a tax on beards. (NOTE: The link in the date for this entry leads to a different article than the other mention to this same event above.)
On September 5, 1725, Louis the XV, King of France, married Maria Karolina Zofia Felicja Leszczynska, the daughter of King Stanislaw I of Poland.
On September 5, 1798, France instituted the Jourdan Law making military conscription the law of the land.
On September 5, 1836, Sam Houston was elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
On September 5, 1927, long before he became famous for his feature film cartoons and amusement parks, Walt Disney’s production of Trolley Troubles, an animated cartoon featuring the character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, was released by Universal Pictures.
On September 5, 1960, Cassius Clay, a brash young man known as the “Louisville Lip,” won the Olympic Gold Medal for boxing in the light heavyweight division.
On September 5, 1980, the Gotthard Road Tunnel from Uri Canton to Airolo in Switzerland opened for travel, at the time the longest highway tunnel in the world at 10.5 miles long.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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