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Events and People Who Made History on August 5

2nd Century

135 - Betar last outpost of Bar Kochba falls to Rome

11th Century

1071 - Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes captured/Islam advances through Europe

13th Century

1264 - Anti-Jewish riots break out in Arnstadt Germany

14th Century

1391 - Castilian sailors fire attack Jewish ghetto of Barcelona, 100's killed
1391 - Jews are massacred in Toledo and Barcelona Spain
1399 - Battle at Worskla: Tataren beat Russians and Litouwers

15th Century

1420 - Duke John VI of Bavaria visits "Christ's bride"/virgin Liduina
1435 - Battle at Ponza: king Alfonso V of Aragon captured by Genuezen

16th Century

1543 - French and Turkish troops occupy Nice
1583 - Gilbert claims Newfoundland (1st English colony in North America)
1587 - Spanish troops conquer Lock

17th Century

1654 - French troops occupy Stenay
1666 - English fleet beats Dutch under Michiel the Ruyter
1667 - State of Holland obtain Eternal Edict

18th Century

1716 - Battle at Peterwardein: Eugenius van Savoye beats Turks
1745 - Skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots
1772 - 1st partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia and Russia
1775 - 1st Spanish ship, San Carlos, enters San Francisco Bay
1781 - Battle at Doggers Bank: Dutch fleet vs English fleet

19th Century

1837 - 1st ascent of Mount Marcy (5,344') highest in Adirondack, New York
1846 - Oregon country divided between U.S. and Britain at 49th parallel
1858 - Cyrus W. Field completes 1st transatlantic telegraph cable
1861 - Enlistment increases from 3 months to 2 years
1861 - Naval Engagement at Fernandina, FL-USS Vincennes ends rebel blockade
1861 - U.S. Army abolishes flogging
1861 - U.S. levies its 1st Income Tax (3% of incomes over $800)
1862 - Battle of Baton Rouge, LA
1864 - Battle of Mobile Bay Al-Farragut is given rank of Vice-Admiral
1864 - Spectrum of a comet observed for 1st time, by Giovanni Donati
1877 - Henry Morton Stanley's letter in order to aid reaches Boma at Congo
1884 - Cornerstone for Statue of Liberty laid on Bedloe's Island (New York City)
1890 - British and French accord to divide African colonization
1891 - 1st travelers checks issued, American Express

20th Century

1901 - Peter O'Connor of Ireland, sets then long jump record at 24' 11 3/4"
1914 - 1st traffic light installed, Euclid Ave and E 105th St, Cleveland
1914 - Cuba, Uruguay, Mexico and Argentina proclaim neutrality in WW I
1914 - Dutch Cort Van de Linden government issues silver bonds as money
1914 - Massive German assault on forts around Luik
1914 - Montenegro declares war against Austria-Hungary in World War I
1914 - U.S. beats Australia, 3-2, to win Davis Cup
1914 - U.S., Nicaragua sign treaty granting canal rights to U.S.
1914 - Westerschelde leaves due to German invasion in Belgium
1915 - German troops over run Warsaw
1915 - Warsaw, evacuated by the Russians, is occupied by Germans
1917 - British troops attack canal of Ypres in Boesinghe Belgium
1921 - 1st radio baseball broadcast Pirates-8, Phillies-0 (KDKA, Pitts)
1921 - Treaty of Berlin: U.S. and Germany sign separate peace treaty
1923 - 1st American to swim English Channel, Henry Sullivan
1924 - Comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," by Harold Gray, debuts
1926 - 1st talkie movie "Don Juan" at Warner Theatre, New York
1926 - French and German trade agreement signed
1926 - Houdini stays in a coffin under water for 1 hours
1927 - Phillies Cy Williams hits for cycle in just 4 at bats
1931 - Det Tiger Tommy Bridges perfect game is broken up with 2 outs in 9th
1936 - At Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens wins his 3rd Olympic medal
1937 - Ranger (U.S.) beats Endeavour II (England) in 17th America's Cup
1938 - 33rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (3-2)
1940 - "Acquaintance" blows-up Zandvoortse synagouge
1940 - St. Louis Brown John Whitehead no-hits Detroit Tigers, 4-0 in 6 innings
1942 - British government cancels agreement of Munich
1942 - German troops cross Kuban River
1943 - Sicily: 3 U.S. A-36's bomb British headquarter
1943 - Soviet forces reconquer Orel and Bjelgorod
1944 - U.S. 79th/90th division occupy Laval/Mayenne
1944 - U.S. troops occupy Vannes Bretagne
1945 - Atom Bomb dropped on Hiroshima (Aug 6th in Japan)
1947 - Netherlands ceases political action in Indonesia, due to United Nations pressure
1948 - Cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game (6)
1949 - 6.75 Earthquake hits Quito; about 6000 die
1950 - Ezzard Charles KOs Freddie Beshore to retain HW boxing title
1950 - Florence Chadwick swims English Canal (13:23)
1951 - Armed uprising in Ambonezen Camp Middelburg
1953 - Operation "Big Switch" Korean War prisoner exchanged at Panmunjom
1954 - Boxing Hall of Fame's 1st election selects 24 modern and 15 pioneers
1954 - Patty Berg wins LPGA World Golf Championshio
1955 - After playing 274 straight games at 2nd base, Nellie Fox is given a day off he comes back next 798 consecutive games
1956 - KUAM TV channel 8 in Agana, GU (CBS/ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Golf Open
1956 - WCYB TV channel 5 in Bristol-Kingsport, Virginia (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 - "American Bandstand," begins network TV (ABC)
1957 - Bkln Sports Authority gets an engineering report on 50,000-seat stadium in downtown area for estimated $207 million
1957 - Comic strip "Andy Capp" made its debut
1957 - WJZ-TV in Baltimore MD begins radio transmissions
1958 - Atomic sub USS Nautilus completes 1st trip under North Pole
1958 - Philip Kapleau, Zen teacher, 1st awakening under Yasutani Roshi
1959 - 42.4 cm rainfall in Decatur Co, Iowa (state record)
1959 - Chicago Cardinals (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 55-26 in Toronto
1960 - Burkina (formerly Upper Volta) declares independence from France
1960 - Detroit trades manager Jimmy Dykes for Cleveland's manager Joe Gordon
1961 - 118 degrees F (48 degrees C), Ice Harbor Dam, Washington (state record)
1961 - Chicago Bears (NFL) beat Montreal Alouettes (CFL) 34-16 in Montreal
1962 - 1st quasar located by radio
1962 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
1962 - Nelson Mandela arrested for incitement and illeagally leaving South Africa
1962 - U.N. command forbids flights to Katangese airports
1963 - Britain, U.S. and U.S.S.R. sign nuclear test ban treaty
1963 - Craig Breedlove sets world auto speed record at 407.45 MPH
1963 - U.S., U.S.S.R. and Great Britain agree to discuss banning nuclear testing
1964 - Actress Anne Bancroft and comedian Mel Brooks wed
1964 - Beatles record "Leave My Kitten Alone"
1964 - Congo rebellion: Christopher Gbenye/Pierre Mulele conquer Stanleyville
1964 - Ford Frick says he will not run for another term as commissioner
1964 - U.S. begins bombing North Vietnam
1965 - Dave Marr wins PGA title
1966 - 33rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 38, All-Stars 0 (72,000)
1966 - Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" and "Eleanor Rigby" in UK
1966 - Beatles' "Revolver" album is released
1966 - Jose Torres beats Eddie Cotton to retain light-HW boxing title
1966 - Martin Luther King, Jr. stoned during Chicago march
1966 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1967 - 1st time an AFL team beats an NFL team, Broncos beats Detroit 13-7
1967 - Bobby Gentry releases her only hit "Ode to Billy Joe"
1968 - WMCV (now WZTV) TV channel 17 in Nashville, Tennessee (IND) 1st broadcast
1969 - Mariner 7 flies past Mars
1969 - Pirate Willie Stargell is 1st to hit a ball out of Dodger Stadium
1970 - Robert Morley's "How the Other Half Loves," premieres in London
1970 - U.S. Black Panther leader Huey Newton let out of jail
1971 - WNPE TV channel 16 in Watertown, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 - Detroit shortstop Ed Brinkman errors ends record streak of 72 games and 331 total chances without a miscue
1972 - Moody Blues release "Nights in White Satin"
1972 - Uganda president Idi Amin throws out all 80,000 Asians
1973 - Arab terrorists open fire at Athens airport, kills 3 injures 55
1973 - Atlanta Braves Phil Niekro no-hits San Diego Padres, 9-0
1973 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic
1973 - U.S.S.R. launches Mars 6
1974 - Joan Jett forms her rock group Runaways
1974 - President Nixon admits he withheld information about Watergate break-in
1975 - Phillies 1st 8 batters get hits for a record, beat Cubs 13-5
1975 - Stevie Wonder signs $13M contract with Motown
1978 - New Orlean Saints beat Phil Eagles 14-7 in Mexico City (NFL expo)
1979 - "But Never Jam Today" closes at Longacre Theater New York City after 7 performances
1979 - Government of Mauretania signs peace treaty with Polisario
1979 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate European Golf Open
1979 - Phillies Pete Rose collects NL record 2,427th career single
1979 - Varetta Shankle (Miss), crowned 12th Miss Black America
1979 - Willie Mays, Warren Giles, and Hack Wilson inducted in Hall of Fame
1980 - Expos Dick Williams wins his 1,000th career game as a manager
1980 - New York Met Doug Flynn ties record of 3 triples in a game
1981 - President Regan fires 11,500 striking air traffic controllers
1981 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 - Stephabue Hix, of Alabama, 18, crowned Miss National Teen-Ager
1982 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 - Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
1984 - Joan Benoit (U.S.) wins 1st Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52)
1984 - Lou Pinella Day at Yankee Stadium
1984 - Toronto's Cliff Johnson hits record 19th career pinch home run
1985 - Baseball players go on strike for 2 days
1985 - Establishment of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is announced
1985 - Flexible-wing glider altitude record (214,250') set by Larry Tudor
1986 - Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 5k woman's record (14:37.33)
1986 - It's revealed Andrew Wyeth had, secretly created 240 drawings and paintings of his neighbor Helga Testorf, in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
1986 - Steve Carlton is 2nd to pitch 4,000 strikeout
1986 - U.S. Senate votes for SDI-project, Star Wars
1988 - Mario Biaggi, Representative-D-New York, convicted of racketeering resigns seat
1990 - Barb Mucha wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1990 - Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan inducted into hall of fame
1991 - Sergeo Bubka of U.S.S.R. sets pole vault record (20'") in Malmo Sweden
1992 - 4 cops in Rodney King beating case indicted on civil rights charge
1994 - Antonov-12 crash down at Boda, East-Siberia, 47 killed
1994 - Rocker Billy Idol admitted to the hospital after drug overdose
1996 - Dallas Cowboys play Kansas City Chiefs in Monterrey Mexico
1997 - Korean Air 747 with 331 aboard crashes in Guam, 29 survive
1997 - Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of world trade center bombing goes on trial
1997 - Soyuz TM-26 crew of Anatoly Solovyov and Pavel Vinogradov, launched


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