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

The Munich Massacre Remembered
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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