Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1774 – First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (More info)

1836 – Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas (More info)

1882 – The first Labor Day is observed in New York City (More info)

1975 – Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme attempts to assassinate US President Gerald Ford (More info)

2005 – ‘CBS Evening News with Katie Couric’ debuts, making Couric the first female solo anchor of a weekday network evening news broadcast (More info)

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