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This Week in History


Sept. 5:

1774—Philadelphia hosts the first meeting of the first Continental Congress. 1862—Pilot Henry Tracey Coxwell and meteorologist James Glaishea make the highest ascent of a passenger balloon. It went up approximately seven miles but the exact height is not known as Glaisha lost consciousness. 1914—While in the minor leagues, Babe Ruth hits his first professional home run at Hanlan’s Point on Toronto Island, Ontario, and brings in 3 runs. Toronto loses 9-0. Born: Farrokh Bulsara, a/k/a Freddie Mercury (1946). Died: 1997—Albanian Nënë Tereza, a/k/a Mother Teresa (1979). Library Card Sign-Up Month, National Waffle Week, National Cheese Pizza Day.

Sept. 6:


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