1942, 5 September - World War II: North Africa
President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill reach an agreement over the plan for Operation 'Torch'. Roughly 130,000 American troops will be landed at Casablanca, Oran, and Algiers, with those landing at Casablanca coming from the USA and the others from Britain. Only the date is still to be agreed.
1960, 5 September
Léopold Sédar Senghor, poet, is the first president of the recently independent Republic of Senegal.
1968, 5 September
Alphonse Massemba-Débat, president of Congolese Republic (Congo-Brazzaville) is ousted form power by military coup. Marien Ngouabi is installed as the Chairman of the National Council of Revolution.