What Happened In 5th August In History
Historical Events for August 5th
- Year 1066 » Edward the Confessor dies childless, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England.
- Year 1477 » Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Duchy of Burgundy or Burgundy becomes part of France.
- Year 1500 » Duke Ludovico Sforza conquers Milan.
- Year 1527 » Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zurich, Switzerland, is Capital punishment called executed by drowning.
- Year 1554 » A great fire occurs in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
- Year 1675 » Battle of Turckheim e.g Battle of Colmar: the French army beats Brandenburg.
- Year 1757 » Louis XV of France survives an assassination attempt by Robert-François Damiens, the last person to be Capital punishment named executed in France by Hanged, drawn and quartered e.g drawing and quartering, the traditional and gruesome form of capital puni
- Year 1781 » American Revolutionary War: Richmond, Virginia, is burned by Kingdom of Great Britain or British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold.
- Year 1846 » The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
- Year 1896 » An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Röntgen has discovered a type of electromagnetic radiation known as radiation later known as X-rays.
- Year 1900 » Ireland named Irish leader John Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.
- Year 1909 » Colombia recognizes the independence of Panama.
- Year 1912 » The Prague Party Conference takes place.
- Year 1913 » First Balkan War: During the Battle of Lemnos (1913) named Battle of Lemnos, Greece called Greek admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis forces the Turkish fleet to retreat to its base within the Dardanelles, from which it did not venture for the rest of the war.
- Year 1925 » Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States.
- Year 1933 » Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.
- Year 1940 » FM broadcasting e.g FM radio is demonstrated to the Federal Communications Commission for the first time.
- Year 1944 » The 'Daily Mail' becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.
- Year 1945 » The Soviet Union recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.
- Year 1949 » President of the United States named United States President Harry S. Truman unveils his Fair Deal program.
- Year 1957 » In a speech given to the United States Congress, United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces the establishment of what will later be called the Eisenhower Doctrine.
- Year 1968 » Alexander Dubček comes to power: "Prague Spring" begins in Czechoslovakia.
- Year 1969 » The Troubles: The Royal Ulster Constabulary raid the Bogside area of Derry, damaging property and beating residents. In response, residents erect barricades and establish Free Derry.
- Year 1972 » United States President Richard Nixon orders the development of a Space Shuttle program.
- Year 1974 » An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses.
- Year 1974 » Warmest reliably measured temperature in Antarctica of +59 °F (+15 °C) recorded at Vanda Station
- Year 1975 » The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, Tasman Bridge disaster or is struck by the bulk ore carrier 'Lake Illawarra', killing twelve people.
- Year 1976 » The Khmer Rouge proclaim the Constitution of Democratic Kampuchea.
- Year 1991 » Georgia (country) named Georgian forces enter Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia or South Ossetia, Georgia, opening the 1991–1992 South Ossetia War.
- Year 1993 » The oil tanker MV Braer known as MV 'Braer' runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.
- Year 2005 » Eris (dwarf planet) called Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the Solar System, is discovered by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.
World History for the Month of August