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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 5, 2022

On Sept. 5, 1997, Mother Teresa died at age 87.

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Mother Teresa, who was canonized a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, died on September 6, 1997. UPI File Photo
Mother Teresa, who was canonized a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, died on September 6, 1997. UPI File Photo | License Photo

Today is Monday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2022 with 117 to follow.

This is Labor Day in the United States.

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The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.


Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo. They include French King Louis XIV in 1638; outlaw Jesse James in 1847; distiller Jack Daniel in 1846; baseball Hall of Fame member Napoleon Lajoie in 1874; marketing research engineer A.C. Nielsen in 1897; comedian Bob Newhart in 1929 (age 93); singer/actor Carol Lawrence in 1932 (age 90); actor William Devane in 1939 (age 83); civil rights activist Claudette Colvin in 1939 (age 83); actor George Lazenby in 1939 (age 83); actor Raquel Welch in 1940 (age 82); film director Werner Herzog in 1942 (age 80); singer Al Stewart in 1945 (age 77); singer Loudon Wainwright III in 1946 (age 76); singer Freddie Mercury in 1946; actor Dennis Dugan in 1946 (age 76); cartoonist Cathy Guisewite in 1950 (age 72); actor Michael Keaton in 1951 (age 71); rock musician Dweezil Zappa in 1969 (age 53); actor Rose McGowan in 1973 (age 49); actor Paddy Considine in 1973 (age 49); actor Carice Van Houten in 1976 (age 46); actor Emmy Raver-Lampman in 1988 (age 34); actor Kat Graham in 1989 (age 33); Olympic gold medal-winning South Korean figure skater Kim Yuna in 1990 (age 32).

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On this date in history:

In 1774, the first Continental Congress convened in secret in Philadelphia.

In 1836, Sam Houston was elected president of Texas.

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In 1877, Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse was fatally bayoneted by a U.S. soldier after resisting confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson, Neb. A year earlier, Crazy Horse was among the Sioux leaders who defeated George Armstrong Custer's Seventh Cavalry at the Battle of Little Bighorn in Montana Territory.

In 1882, 10,000 workers marched in the first Labor Day parade -- in New York City.

In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a proclamation declaring U.S. neutrality in World War II. The United States joined the war in 1941 after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

In 1972, Palestinian militants invaded the Olympic Village outside Munich, West Germany, and killed 11 Israeli athletes and six other people.

In 1975, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of mass murderer Charles Manson, failed in an attempt to shoot U.S. President Gerald Ford. Fromme was paroled in 2009 after 34 years in prison.

In 1978, President Jimmy Carter hosted Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin at Camp David, Md., for Middle East peace talks that laid the groundwork for a permanent peace agreement between Egypt and Israel after three decades of hostilities. The summit resulted in the Camp David Accords, which earned Sadat and Begin the Nobel Peace Prize.

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In 1995, France conducted an underground nuclear test at the Mururoa Atoll in the South Pacific. It was the first of several -- all of which were met by protests worldwide.

In 1997, Mother Teresa died at age 87. She founded the Missionaries of Charity, an organization that provides charity for orphans, the homeless and people with terminal illnesses. She was canonized a saint in 2016.

In 2006, Katie Couric, longtime co-host of the NBC Today show, became the first solo female anchor on a major U.S. television network when she took over the CBS Evening News.

In 2014, U.S. officials said Ahmed Abdi Godane, leader of the Somalia-based Islamic militant organization al-Shabab, was killed in a U.S. airstrike. In 2012, the United States had posted a $7 million reward for his arrest.

In 2021, an elite national army unit detained Guinean President Alpha Condé -- the country's first democratically elected leader -- and seized control of power. Mamady Doumbouya became interim president.


A thought for the day: "Hold fast to life and youth." -- Canadian American entrepreneur Elizabeth Arden

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