What happened this day in history August 5, 1949

What are the important events that happened on August 5, 1949? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 5, 1949: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 5, 1949 is the 217th day of the year 1949 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, 1949 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectadecaheptagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $24,109.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Ox is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 5, 1949 Historical Events

  • 1949
    In Ecuador, an earthquake destroys 50 towns and kills more than 6,000.
  • 1949
    The Mann Gulch fire kills 13 firefighters in Montana.

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