On this day: September 5

Published On: Sep 04 2012 05:24:15 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 05 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Mother Teresa
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1997: Missionary and humanitarian Mother Teresa, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, dies at the age of 87 in Calcutta, India. She is seen here with Pope John Paul II in 1986 after touring the Casa del Cuore Puro, Mother Teresa's home for the destitute and dying in Calcutta.

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