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September 5th stands out as a day that caters to a variety of tastes and causes, a day when different cultural and gastronomic delights, as well as social awareness, are highlighted in the form of holidays and celebrations.

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Interesting Facts of September 5th

  1. 1. The Voyager 1 spacecraft was launched by NASA on September 5th, 1977. It carried with it the Golden Record, which contained sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth, intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life that might find it.
  2. 2. In 1698, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposed a tax on beards, aimed at modernizing Russian society by encouraging men to adopt a clean-shaven look, which was common in Western Europe. The beard tax was introduced on September 5th of that year.
  3. 3. On September 5th, 1666, the Great Fire of London came to an end. The fire started on September 2nd and destroyed much of the medieval city of London, including St Paul's Cathedral. It radically changed the city's architecture and paved the way for the development of the modern London we know today.
  4. 4. Freddie Mercury, the iconic lead vocalist of the rock band Queen, was born on September 5, 1946. Known for his flamboyant stage presence and four-octave vocal range, Mercury became one of the most celebrated musicians in rock history.