On this day: September 5

Published: Sep 04 2012 06:24:15 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 05 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

London stops burning, the First Continental Congress meets, terrorists target Israeli Olympians in Munich, and Mother Teresa passes away, all on this day.

OTD September 5 - Catherine Parr
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National Portrait Gallery, London

1548: Catherine Parr, the queen of England and the last of the six wives of King Henry VIII, dies at either age 35 or 36 in Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, England, probably of complications of childbirth.

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