5 August

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August 15, 2022

August 5 or August 5 is the 217th day of the year of the Gregorian calendar, 218th when it is a leap year, then there are 148 left. Its equivalent was usually 18 Thermidor of the French Republican/Revolutionary calendar, officially referred to as Almond Day. August 4 - August 5 - August 6

Events

7th century

642: the battle of Maserfield opposes the Anglo-Saxon kings Penda of Mercia and (Saint) Oswald of Northumbria who is killed and his kingdom conquered (see also death then saints below).

11th century

1100: coronation of Henry I of England, who succeeds his brother Guillaume le Roux, who conveniently died in a hunting accident.

14th century

1305: William Wallace is captured in Glasgow, and condemned to death for high treason towards his sovereign, crimes and sacrilege. 1392: In Korea, General Yi Song-gye becomes king, under the name of T'aejo. He is the first ruler of the Chosŏn dynasty, more often referred to as the "Yi dynasty", after its founder.

16th century

1529: Peace of the Ladies (between Louise of Savoy, mother of François I, and Marguerite of Austria, godmother of Charles Quint) / Treaty of Cambrai, truce, with a view to the release of the two eldest sons of François, the dolphins, in title and to come. 1583: Sir Humphrey Gilbert takes possession of Newfoundland, in the name of the English crown, according to Common law.

17th century

1620: First stopover of the Mayflower, in Southampton, on its way to the colony of Plymouth, in New England. 1626: Gaston of France Duke of Anjou, Monsieur, brother of the King of France Louis XIII, and soon to be Duke of Orléans, marries Mademoiselle de Montpensier, in the chapel of the Oratory of Nantes. 1689: Lachine massacre, where 97 Canadians are killed by Iroquois (in Lachine).

18th century

1796: Bonaparte defeats the Austrians at Castiglione.

19th century

1809: end of the battle of Franzensfeste, during the Tyrolean rebellion. 1861: The United States Army abolishes flogging. 1864: Battle of Mobile Bay, Civil War. 1873: Battle of Massacre Canyon, between Lakotas and Pawnees. 1884: laying of the first stone of the Statue of Liberty, at the entrance to the port of New York. 1890: colonial convention between France and the United Kingdom, on Madagascar and Zanzibar.

20th century

1905: first world congress of Esperanto, bringing together, in Boulogne-sur-Mer, 688 speakers from 20 countries. 1907: the French navy bombards Casablanca. 1914: signing of the Bryan-Chamorro Treaty between Nicaragua and the United States. Canada's entry into the First World War. 1915: German troops enter Warsaw. 1934: massacre of Jews by the Arabs in Constantine (Algeria). 1960: independence of Upper Volta. 1962: Nelson Mandela arrested. 1963: signing of the partial nuclear test ban treaty. 1985: Election of Victor Paz Estenssoro as Bolivian President. 1990: Declaration of Human Rights in Islam, ratified by 57 Muslim States, and all articles of which are subject to Islamic Sharia. 1998: lynching of Tutsis by the population of Kitona, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 1999: Jean-Pierre Lacroix becomes prefect of Corsica, after the dismissal of Bernard Bonnet following the straw hut affair.

21st century

2002: Afghan President Hamid Karzai escapes an attack. 2006: Washington and Paris agree, after several days of negotiations; the UN Security Council is considering a Franco-American draft resolution calling for “a complete cessation of Israeli hostilities in Lebanon”. 2010: resolution number 1936, of the United Nations Security Council, on the situation in Iraq. 2015: discharge of sewage from the m