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On 5 September 1698 Russia's Peter the Great imposed a tax on beards
On 5 September 1793 during the French revolution the Reign of Terror began when the National Convention enacted measures to repress counterrevolutionaries.
On 5 September 1836 Sam Houston was elected the first president of the Republic of Texas
On 5 September 1877 Sioux Chief Crazy Horse who a year earlier had defeated yankee General George Customer and 24 others at Little Bighorn, was bayoneted in a jail cell by a USA soldier.
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