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Famous Events For August 5

Famous Events For August 5 – Today In History

August 5: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – August 5 Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. August 5, 135 – Rome captures the last outpost Betar of Bar Kochba
2. August 5, 642 – Oswald of Benicia was defeated and slain by Penda of Mercia at the Battle of Maserfield
3. August 5, 910 – King Edward and Earl Aethelred commanded the allied forces of Mercia and Wessex, to conquer the Viking army that invaded England for the last time
4. August 5, 1071 – Islam marches through Europe after seizing Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes

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5. August 5, 1100 – In Westminster Abbey, Henry I coronated as King of England
6. August 5, 1264 – Arnstadt, Germany witnesses Anti-Jewish demonstrations
7. August 5, 1305 – Prosecution proceedings against William Wallace who directed Scottish opposition to England begin, and later sentenced to death
8. August 5, 1388 – Border scuffle between Scottish and English in Northern England at the Battle of Otterburn
9. August 5, 1399 – Russians and Litouwers surrender to Tataren at the Battle of Worskla
10. August 5, 1420 – Lidwina, Dutch spiritual visited by Duke John VI of Bavaria
11. August 5, 1435 – Genuzen apprehends Alfonso V of Aragon in a Battle at Ponza
12. August 5, 1543 – The armies of French and Turkish capture Nice
13. August 5, 1583 – Newfoundland, the first English colony in North America, was claimed by Humphrey Gilbert, for the British Crown. It was the beginning of the British kingdom
14. August 5, 1587 – Lock was defeated by the Spanish army
15. August 5, 1654 – Stenay seized by French army
16. August 5, 1666 – Michiel de Ruyter of the English navy defeats the Dutch
17. August 5, 1667 – Everlasting proclamation (Eternal Edict) acquired by the State of Holland
18. August 5, 1689 – The village of Lachine in New France was assaulted by many Iroquois

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18th Century – What Happened on August 5 – The 1700s

19. August 5, 1716 – Turks suffer conclusive downfall by Habsburgs under Eugene of Savoy at the battle of Petrovarain/Peterwardein
20. August 5, 1745 – Capt. Scot of the British Company apprehended by Jacobite army at Jacobite Rising 1745
21. August 5, 1763 – Henry Bouquet of the British Army was victorious at the Battle of Bushy Ram
22. August 5, 1772 – Austria, Prussia, and Russia share Poland and this was announced
23. August 5, 1775 – The first to enter SF Bay was San Carlos, a Spanish Vessel
24. August 5, 1781 – In the fourth Anglo-Dutch war, at the Battle of Dogger Bank, the British scored a calculated conquest, but both sides demanded to have won

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19th Century – August 5 This Day That Year – The 1800s

25. August 5, 1812 – Thomas Van Horne’s 200 Americans run away to escape after a surprise attack by the Native American army under Tecumseh, at Brownstone Creek, in the War of 1812
26. August 5, 1837 – The highest peak of Mt Marcy (5344 feet) in Adirondack, NY scaled for the first time
27. August 5, 1846 – US and Britain divide the Oregon region at the 49th parallel
28. August 5, 1858 – First transoceanic telegraphic cable work completed by Cyrus W Field
29. August 5, 1860 – Coronation of Carl IV of Sweden-Norway at Trondheim as King of Norway
30. August 5, 1861 – Whipping ended by US force
31. August 5, 1861 – Income Tax at 3% of income over $800 was introduced in the US
32. August 5, 1862 – American Civil War at Baton Range, LA
33. August 5, 1864 – Rear Admiral Farragut of the Union led the Army to victory at the US Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay
34. August 5, 1864 – Giovanni Donati detected the range of a comet for the first time
35. August 5, 1874 – The Postal Saving System in Japan introduced to the model of the system in England

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36. August 5, 1882 – Military rule forced in Japan
37. August 5, 1882 – Oil Company launched – Standard Oil of New Jersey
38. August 5, 1884 – On Bedloe’s island, the foundation stone for the Statue of Liberty laid
39. August 5, 1890 – Agreement reached to split African colonization between British and French

20th Century – Important Events On This Day August 5 – The 1900

40. August 5, 1900 – Anti-Jewish unrest in Odessa covered other parts of Russia
41. August 5, 1901 – Long jump record of 24’11 ¾” achieved by Peter O’Connor of Ireland
42. August 5, 1905 – US President Theodore Roosevelt’s home at Oyster Bay, New York was the meeting place of the first meeting of Russian and Japanese officials for peace

43. August 5, 1912 – The first tax service of Japan began in Ginza, Tokyo
44. August 5, 1914 – USA fixes the 1st electric traffic signal light at the bend of East 105th road and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio
45. August 5, 1914 – Huge attack by Germans on forts near Liege
46. August 5, 1915 – Russians vacate Warsaw and Germans occupy
47. August 5, 1915 – Discussions on the conditions in Mexico by the Latin-American Conference convened in Washington.
48. August 5, 1917 – The Canal of Ypres in Boesinghe was assaulted by the British Army
49. August 5, 1917 – US National Guard is amalgamated into national service under the control of the president instead of the state
50. August 5, 1921 – A separate treaty for peace was inked between the US and Germany known as the Treaty of Berlin
51. August 5, 1923 – the English Channel was crossed by swimming for the 1st time by an American, Henry Sullivan

52. August 5, 1925 – For publicizing the near extent Welsh language, a Plaid Cymru was established
53. August 5, 1926 – Agreement for trade between France and Germany contracted
54. August 5, 1926 – Houdini escapes after being confined in a coffin in water for 1 ½ hours
55. August 5, 1927 – In just 4 at-bats, Phillies Cy Williams hit for a cycle
56. August 5, 1932 – Sheriff C.G. Maxwell and his assistant Eugene C. Moore are murdered by Clyde Barrow – the Borrow gang murdering lawman for the 1st time
57. August 5, 1936 – The 3rd Olympic Medal won by Jesse Owens at the Berlin Olympics
58. August 5, 1937 – Endeavour II of England loses to Ranger of the US in the 17th America’s Cup
59. August 5, 1938 – Australia defeated by the US (3-2) in Philadelphia in the 33rd Davis Cup
60. August 5, 1942 – The agreement of Munich was withdrawn by the British government
61. August 5, 1942 – The Kuban River was crossed by the German Army
62. August 5, 1943 – British centre of operation, Sicily, bombed by US

63. August 5, 1943 – Mount Etna, becomes active during the Battle of Troina in WWII, and ash and lave spread miles into the sky
64. August 5, 1947 – UN pressurizes Netherlands to terminate political action in Indonesia
65. August 5, 1948 – Club record set for most of the double plays in a game by Cleveland Indians
66. August 5, 1949 – 6000 killed by an earthquake on a 6.75 scale, in Quito
67. August 5, 1950 – Heavy Weight boxing championship retained by Ezzard Charles
68. August 5, 1951 – In Ambonezen Camp Middleburg, Army revolt
69. August 5, 1953 – Korean War prisoner swapped at Panmunjoin: Big Switch Operation
70. August 5, 1954 – LPGA World Golf Championship earned by Patty Berg
71. August 5, 1955 – Nellie Fox is given a day off after he plays 274 straight games at 2nd base, he plays 798 successive games after he returns
72. August 5, 1956 – LPGA All-American Golf won by Louise Suggs
73. August 5, 1957 – Radio transmission started by WJZ-TV in Baltimore MD

74. August 5, 1957 – 50,000-seat stadium in trade center area at an estimated cost of $207 million prepared for Bkln Sport Authority
75. August 5, 1959 – State record rainfall of 42.4 cms in Decatur Co, Iowa
76. August 5, 1960 – Manager Jimmy Dykes exchanged for Cleve’s Joe Gordon by Detroit
77. August 5, 1961 – State record of 118 F at Ice Harbor Dam, Washington
78. August 5, 1962 – Radio detects 1st star-like object
79. August 5, 1962 – Nelson Mandela leaves South Africa unlawfully and arrested
80. August 5, 1963 – Nuclear Ban Treaty agrees upon the ban on nuclear test ban by Britain, USA, and USSR
81. August 5, 1964 – North Vietnam bombing by the US started
82. August 5, 1965 – PGA title scored by Dave Marr
83. August 5, 1966 – Eddie Cotton loses to Jose Torres and Jose retains the light-heavyweight boxing title
84. August 5, 1966 – Nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk conducted by USSR
85. August 5, 1967 – The closing of Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) and Radio London
86. August 5, 1968 – First broadcast by WMCV TV channel in Nashville TN(IND)
87. August 5, 1969 – The first bomb planted by UVF in the Republic of Ireland and RTE Television Centre in Dublin smashed
88. August 5, 1970 – Huey Newton, leader of US Black Panther, freed from jail

89. August 5, 1971 – The security situation in Northern Ireland discussed in the British Parliament
90. August 5, 1972 – Nights in White Satin released by Moody Blues
91. August 5, 1973 – Three killed and 55 injured when Arab terrorists fire at Athens airport
92. August 5, 1973 – Mars 6 launched by USSR
93. August 5, 1974 – Watergate break-in news withheld by US President Richard Nixon, this fact admitted by him
94. August 5, 1975 – Contract worth $13 M entered between Stevie Wonder and Motown
95. August 5, 1978 – Phil Eagles vanquished by New Orlean Saints, 14-7 in Mexico City (NFL expo)
96. August 5, 1979 – Peace Treaty signed between the Government of Mauretania and Polisario
97. August 5, 1979 – 12th Miss Black America crown received by Varetta Shankle (Miss)
98. August 5, 1980 – 1000th career game manager award won by Expos Dick Williams
99. August 5, 1981 – 11500 air traffic personnel dismissed by US President Regan
100. August 5, 1981 – Atomic Test at Nevada Test Site by US
101. August 5, 1982 – Miss National Teen-Ager Crown for Stephbue Hix of Alabama, 18
102. August 5, 1984 – 1st Olympic marathon for women won by Joan Benoit (US)
103. August 5, 1985 – Strike for two days by baseball players
104. August 5,1986 – 5 Km women’s record achieved by Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway
105. August 5, 1986 – SDI Project (Star Wars) voted by US Senate
106. August 5, 1989 – 1st Space Shuttle fires NASA Venus probe Magellan
107. August 5,1990 – Hall of Fame gets two names installed – they were Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan
108. August 5, 1991 – Pole vault world record achieved by Sergei of USSR in Malmo, Sweden
109. August 5, 1992 – In police violence, Rodney King was beaten and 4 cops were accused on civil rights charge
110. August 5, 1994 – 47 killed in Antonov-12 crash at Boda, Eastern Siberia
111. August 5, 1994 – After an excess dose of drugs, Rocker Billy Idol was hospitalized
112. August 5, 1995 – Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day celebrated in Croatia
113. August 5,1996 – KC Chiefs in Monterrey Mexico played by Dallas Cowboys
114. August 5, 1997 – 29 out of 331 survive the Korean Air 747 air crash in Guam
115. August 5, 1998 – Whose Line Is It Any Way shown for the first time on ABC

21st Century – August 5 This Day In History – The 2000s

116. August 5, 2003 – 12 people were killed, and 150 suffered injuries in Jakarta, the Capital of Indonesia, outside the Marriott Hotel
117. August 5, 2011 – A British School was attacked and killed by a Svalbard Polar Bear
118. August 5, 2012 – Gunman kills people at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin by firing and then commits suicide
119. August 5, 2012 – Manchester United and General Motor enter a record trade agreement for $559 million
120. August 5, 2013 – Afghanistan and Pakistan lose 160 people in a flash flood
121. August 5, 2013 – New York Yankee MLB Player, Alex Rodriquez was prohibited from playing 211 games for consuming human growth hormones
122. August 5, 2013 – United States appoints Samantha Power as 38th Ambassador to the United Nations
123. August 5, 2014 – Israel gets $225 million from the USA for Israel’s Iron Dome defense, as authorized by Obama, President of the USA
124. August 5, 2015 – 373 out of 600 migrants were rescued when a fishing boat sank off the coast of Libya
125. August 5, 2015 – 178 people feared dead in India as Cyclone Komen hits bringing torrential rains and consequent flooding
126. August 5, 2016 – Official opening of 31st Summer Olympics in Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro

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