Today in History
Listings for Saturday, September 5, 2020.
- 1667 G. Saccheri --1733
- 1735 Johann Christian Bach, composer, son of J.S. Bach (English Bach)
- 1847 Jesse James
- 1902 Darryl F. Zanuck, Hollywood producer & motion picture executive
- 1912 John Cage
- 1923 Arthur C. Nielsen, market researcher (or 1897)
- 1929 Andrian G. Nikolayev, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok 3, Soyuz 9)
- 1929 Bob Newhart, comedian, actor
- 1929 Bob Newhart
- 1934 Carol Lawrence
- 1940 Raquel Welch in Chicago Ill (Myra Breckenridge, 100 Rifles)
- 1940 Raquel Welch
- 1946 Freddie Mercury
- 1950 Cathy Guisewaite
- 1969 Dweezil Zappa
- 1774 First Continental Congress assembles, in Philadelphia
- 1781 Battle of Virginia Capes, where the French Fleet defeats the British rescue fleet, trapping Cornwallis at Yorktown.
- 1885 1st gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer.
- 1953 First privately operated atomic reactor - Raleigh NC
- 1958 First color video recording on mag. tape shown, Charlotte NC
- 1977 Voyager II launched towards Jupiter and Saturn.
- 1977 Voyager 1 launched, first to explore outer solar system.
- 1978 Sadat, Begin and Carter began peace conference at Camp David, Md.
- 1980 World's longest auto tunnel, St. Gotthard in Swiss Alps, opens.
- 1991 Twin Peaks begins filmimg
That's all for today.