September 5: On This Day in History – Who was Mother Teresa?


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What happened on 5 September in history?

  • 1666 Great Fire of London ends, leaving 13,200 houses destroyed and 8 dead
  • 1774 Twelve of the thirteen American colonies adopt a trade embargo with Britain at the first Continental Congress at Carpenters’ Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1839 The First Opium War begins in China
  • 2017 Hurricane Irma becomes the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history with winds of 185mph

Who was Mother Teresa?

Mother Teresa, known in the Roman Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She was born in Skopje, then part of the Kosovo Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire. -Wikipedia

Full Name: Mother Teresa [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu]

Nationality: Indian

Profession: Catholic Missionary

Born: August 26, 1910

Star Sign: Virgo

Birthplace: Skopje, Albania, Ottoman Empire

Died: September 5, 1997

Cause of Death: Cardiac arrest

Why Famous: Founder of the Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa began working in the slums of Calcutta in India in 1948. She went on to establish orphanages, hospitals, and hospices dedicated to the sick and the poor. Received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. Although sometimes controversial she was posthumously beatified by the Catholic Church in 2003.

Historical Events in the Life of Mother Teresa

  • 1929-01-06 Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin her work amongst India’s poorest
  • 1950-10-26 Mother Teresa founds Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India
  • 1979-10-17 Mother Teresa of Calcutta awarded Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1986-02-03 The Pope and Mother Teresa meet in Calcutta
  • 1993-08-20 Mother Teresa hospitalized with malaria
  • 1997-09-13 Mother Teresa’s State Funeral held in India
  • 2003-10-19 Mother Teresa of Calcutta is beatified by Pope John Paul II
  • 2016-09-04 Mother Teresa canonized by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican

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