What are the important events that happened on August 5? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
August 5: Facts & Myths About This Day
August 5 is the 217th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 148 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 23, 2022 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,659,657,600 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectadecaheptagon’ day.
Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading
with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E?
(Sponsored link; 18+ only)
Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 170 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,514 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
Do people and celebrities interest you? Discover all the August 5 famous birthdays who share your special day. Learn some fun facts about your birthday! (Sponsored link)
August 5 Historical Events
The last major Danish army to raid England is defeated at the Battle of Tettenhall by the allied forces of Mercia and Wessex, led by King Edward the Elder and Earl Aethelred of Mercia.
Henry I is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey.
The Gowrie Conspiracy against King James VI of Scotland (later to become King James I of England) takes place.
The Battle of Petrovaradin takes place.
American Civil War: in order to help pay for the war effort, the United States government levies the first income tax as part of the Revenue Act of 1861 (3% of all incomes over US $800; rescinded in 1872).
The United States Army abolishes flogging.
World War I: Battle of Romani – Allied forces, under the command of Archibald Murray, defeat an attacking Ottoman army under the command of Friedrich Freiherr Kress von Kressenstein, securing the Suez Canal and beginning the Ottoman retreat from the Sinai Peninsula.
The Mann Gulch fire kills 13 firefighters in Montana.
Vietnam War: Operation Pierce Arrow – American aircraft from carriers USS Ticonderoga and USS Constellation bomb North Vietnam in retaliation for strikes against U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.
2010 Copiapó mining accident occurs, trapping 33 Chilean miners approximately 2,300 ft below the ground.
Who were born on August 5?
Friedrich August Kummer, German composer (d. 1879)
Queen Carola of Vasa, Austrian consort of Albert of Saxony (d. 1907)
Reginald Owen, English actor (d. 1972)
Parley Baer, American actor d, 2002
Devan Nair, Singaporean statesman (d. 2005)
Tera de Marez Oyens, Dutch composer (d. 1996)
Sammi Smith, American country singer and songwriter (d. 2005)
Matthew Caws, American singer (Nada Surf)
Nektaria Karantzi, Greek singer
Zion, Puerto Rican singer
Who died on August 5?
Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd (b. 1007)
Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden (b. 1799)
Victoria, Princess Royal of Great Britain and German Empress (b. 1840)
David Townsend, Art Director (b. 1891)
Harold L. Runnels, American politician (b. 1924)
Paul Brown, American football coach (b. 1908)
Tullio Crali, Italian artist associated with Futurism (b. 1910)
Franco Lucentini, Italian writer (b. 1920)
Susan Butcher, American sled dog champion (b. 1954)
Aziz Shavershian, Australian body-builder (b. 1989)
Holy Toledo! Did you know that coffee and word games are an excellent combination to sharpen your vocabulary? Let’s give it a quick spin. Within 30 seconds, how many words can you think of from these letters AVAIEKTWOT? Check your answers here: Words with these letters AVAIEKTWOT. (Sponsored by WordFinder.Cafe)