On this day: September 5

Posted: 6:24 PM EDT Sep 04, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Sep 05, 2015

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 - John Roberts
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2005: President George W. Bush nominates John Roberts, whose nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was still pending before the Senate, to be chief justice of the Supreme Court following the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist.

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