September 5: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 1885, the first ever gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer in Indiana.
- 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.
- In 1960, Cassius Clay captures Olympic light heavyweight gold medal, gaining international attention.
- In 1960, Wilma Rudolph wins her 2nd gold medal at the Rome Summer Games.
- In 1970, the rainfall state record in Bug Point, Utah was made with an estimated 15 cm (6") of rainfall.
- 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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