SEPTEMBER 5: The Daily Flashback
1774: The first session of the U.S. Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia. The delegates drafted a declaration of rights and grievances, organized the Continental Association, and elected Peyton Randolph as the first president of the Continental Congress.
1836: Sam Houston was elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
1930: Charles Creighton and James Hagris completed the drive from New York City to Los Angeles and back to New York City – all in reverse gear. The trip took 42 days in their 1929 Ford Model A.
1945: Boudleaux Bryant and Felice Scaduto were married.
1957: Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” was published.
1960: Cassius Clay won the gold medal in light heavyweight boxing at the Olympic Games in Rome.
1964: The Animals hit No. 1 on the U.S. charts with “The House of the Rising Sun.”
1973: The Jamaican cult classic film “The Harder They Come” was released in the US.
1986: Merv Griffin aired his final program for Metromedia Television after 23 years on various talk shows.
1987: After 30 years on the air, “American Bandstand” was broadcast on network TV for the last time.
1991: Guitarist C.C. DeVille was kicked out of Poison after he sabotaged their performance at the MTV Video Music Awards by playing “Talk Dirty To Me” instead of “Unskinny Bop” as planned.
1993: Guitarist Dave Navarro joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
1912: John Cage
1929: Bob Newhart
1939: John Stewart
1945: Al Stewart
1946: Freddie Mercury
1969: Dweezil Zappa
1969: Josh White
1998: Sonny Knight
2012: Joe South