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On This Day September 5

On This Day in history:

1774: The first Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia.

1862: General Lee crosses the Potomac and enters Maryland.

1882: The first United States Labor Day parade of 10,000 workers is held in New York City.

1939: The United States declares its neutrality in World War II.

1960: Muhammad Ali wins the gold medal in boxing at the Rome Olympic Games.

1983: Tom Brokaw becomes lead anchor for NBC Nightly News.

1991: Actor John Travolta weds Kelly Preston.

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