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.