What happened this day in history August 5

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.

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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.

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August 5 Historical Events

  • 910
    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.
  • 1100
    Henry I is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey.
  • 1600
    The Gowrie Conspiracy against King James VI of Scotland (later to become King James I of England) takes place.
  • 1716
    The Battle of Petrovaradin takes place.
  • 1861
    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States government levies the first income tax as part of the Revenue Act of 1861 (3% of all incomes over US $800; rescinded in 1872).
  • 1861
    The United States Army abolishes flogging.
  • 1916
    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.
  • 1949
    The Mann Gulch fire kills 13 firefighters in Montana.
  • 1964
    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
    2010 Copiapó mining accident occurs, trapping 33 Chilean miners approximately 2,300 ft below the ground.

Who were born on August 5?

  • 1797
    Friedrich August Kummer, German composer (d. 1879)
  • 1833
    Queen Carola of Vasa, Austrian consort of Albert of Saxony (d. 1907)
  • 1887
    Reginald Owen, English actor (d. 1972)
  • 1914
    Parley Baer, American actor d, 2002
  • 1923
    Devan Nair, Singaporean statesman (d. 2005)
  • 1932
    Tera de Marez Oyens, Dutch composer (d. 1996)
  • 1943
    Sammi Smith, American country singer and songwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1967
    Matthew Caws, American singer (Nada Surf)
  • 1978
    Nektaria Karantzi, Greek singer
  • 1981
    Zion, Puerto Rican singer

Who died on August 5?

  • 1063
    Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd (b. 1007)
  • 1877
    Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden (b. 1799)
  • 1901
    Victoria, Princess Royal of Great Britain and German Empress (b. 1840)
  • 1935
    David Townsend, Art Director (b. 1891)
  • 1980
    Harold L. Runnels, American politician (b. 1924)
  • 1991
    Paul Brown, American football coach (b. 1908)
  • 2000
    Tullio Crali, Italian artist associated with Futurism (b. 1910)
  • 2002
    Franco Lucentini, Italian writer (b. 1920)
  • 2006
    Susan Butcher, American sled dog champion (b. 1954)
  • 2011
    Aziz Shavershian, Australian body-builder (b. 1989)

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