On this day: September 5

Published On: Sep 04 2012 05:24:15 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 05 2016 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 - Nelson Mandela
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1991: Nelson Mandela, seen here in 1992 with South African President F. W. de Klerk, is chosen as president of South African ANC. Mandela would lead the ANC in the multi-party negotiations that would lead to the country's first multi-racial elections in 1994.

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