On this day in history, the Munich Massacres shocks the Olympic Village, September 5th, 1972

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The Munich Massacre Remembered

In 1972, Palestinian terrorists stormed the Olympic Village in Munich. The terrorists group, known as Black September, killed 2 Israeli athletes and took 9 hostage. The Black September group used the attacks to demand the release of 230 arab prisoners. However, all 9 hostages were eventually killed as well as 5 terrorists and 1 German politician in a shootout at the Munich airport.

Other Events on September 5:
1836: Sam Houston was elected the president of Texas.
1847: Famous outlaw, Jesse James, was born in Missouri.
1975: President Ford escapes an assassination attempt in Sacramento, California.
2005: Katie Couric became the first female weekday network evening news anchor with the debut of "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric."
2013: Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos tied the NFL record for 7 touchdown passes, in the season-opening 49-27 win over the Baltimore Ravens.

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On this day in history, the Munich Massacres shocks the Olympic Village, September 5th, 1972
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning talks to the media after working out at the NFL football teams training facility in Englewood, Colo., on Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 09: Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants meets with quarterback Bruce Gradkowski #5 of the Pittsburgh Steelers following a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 9, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning talks to the media after working out at the NFL football teams training facility in Englewood, Colo., on Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: New York Giants' quarterback Eli Manning (C) and guests celebrate Father's Day at Studio Arte on June 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
In this photo provided by the Denver Broncos, quarterback Peyton Manning, right, and other offensive players work during the first phase of the offseason training program at the NFL football teams training facility in Englewood, Colo., on Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Denver Broncos, Eric Lars Bakke)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 02: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: New York Giants' quarterback Eli Manning celebrates Father's Day at Studio Arte on June 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 02: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: Actor Tracy Morgan (L) and NFL player Eli Manning attend the DirecTV Beach Bowl at Pier 40 on February 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for DirecTV)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 02: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) throws against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first quarter of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 02: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks on from the bench in the third quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 02: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos warms-up before playing against the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Eli Manning of the New York Giants and Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos appear at the game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays on May 4, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
PEBBLE BEACH, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning looks on from the 14th hole tee box during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at the Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 7, 2014 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Eli Manning attends the Pittsburgh Penguins verse New York Rangers playoff game at Madison Square Garden on May 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
PEBBLE BEACH, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning hits a tee shot on the 14th hole during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at the Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 7, 2014 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: (L-R) 'FOX & Friends' co-hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Brian Kilmeade talk to New York Giants' quarterback Eli Manning at 'FOX & Friends' outside of FOX Studios on June 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
PEBBLE BEACH, CA - FEBRUARY 05: (L-R) Denver Broncos quarterback, Peyton Manning watches a tee shot from New England Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick on the third hole during a practice round for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 5, 2014 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12: Eli Manning is seen on May 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Demis Maryannakis/Star Max/GC Images)
PEBBLE BEACH, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Denver Broncos quarterback, Peyton Manning hits a tee shot on the second hole during a practice round for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 5, 2014 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: Eli Manning and Serena Williams attend the DirecTV Beach Bowl at Pier 40 on February 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for DirecTV)
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