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This Day in History for September 5 – First Continental Congress and More

US Library of Congress

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1774 – The first Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia (More info)

1836 – Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas (More info)

1882 – The first Labor Day is observed in New York City (More info)

1975 – Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme attempts to assassinate President Gerald Ford (More info)

1997 – Nobel Peace Prize-winning humanitarian Mother Teresa dies in Calcutta at age 87 (More info)

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