On this day: September 5

POSTED: 4:24 PM Sep 04 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Sep 05 2014

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 - Muhammad Ali
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Library of Congress

1960: Boxer Cassius Clay is awarded the gold medal for his first place finish in the light heavyweight boxing competition at the Olympic Games in Rome. Clay would later change his name to Muhammad Ali.

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