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This Day in History: September 5

September 5: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 1885, the first ever gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer in Indiana.
  2. 1955 - Fred Kaps becomes world champion magician. He was the only magician to become FISM (International Federation of Magic Societies) Grand Prix world champion three. times.
  3. In 1960, Cassius Clay captures Olympic light heavyweight gold medal, gaining international attention.
  4. In 1960, Wilma Rudolph wins her 2nd gold medal at the Rome Summer Games.
  5. In 1970, the rainfall state record in Bug Point, Utah was made with an estimated 15 cm (6") of rainfall.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Freddie Mercury ( British vocalist - Queen-We are Champions), Graham Salmon (blind runner -fastest 100m by a blind man), Barbara Lufthansa Herzog (born during Lufthansa Frankfurt-NY flight), Tatyana Gutsu (Ukrainian gymnast), Trey Hill (Grammy-nominated musician)

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