Historical Events for 5th September 2021

1717 – Britain’s King George I issues Proclamation “For Suppressing Pirates in the West Indies”, granting pirates who surrender a pardon (re-issued 1718)
1915 – Anti-war conference in Zimmerwald, Switzerland
1922 – 17th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in New York (4-1)
1950 – US National Championship Men’s Tennis: American Art Larsen beats countryman Herb Flam 6-3, 4-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 for his only Grand Slam title
1960 – A. J. Foyt wins the first of 67 Indy car victories at Du Quoin, Illinois. State Fairgrounds
1979 – Iranian army occupies Piranshahr
1984 – 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D) -Discovery 1- lands at Edwards AFB
1987 – John McEnroe is fined $17,500 for tirades at US Tennis Open
1994 – Jerry Lewis’ 29th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,100,000
2018 – UK Prime Minister Theresa May confirms in parliament two Russian military intelligence officers undertook novichok nerve agent attack, prompts international condemnation

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