August 5

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August 12, 2022

August 5 is the 217th day (218th day in a leap year) in the Gregorian calendar.

Events

1100 - Henry I is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey. 1324 - Blitar Regency, East Java, is formed under Majapahit rule. 1947 - Dutch Military Aggression I ends. 1858 - A team led by Cyrus Field completes the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable project. 1960 - Burkina Faso declares its independence. 1962 - Soekarno, President of the Republic of Indonesia, inaugurated Hotel Indonesia. 1985 - First broadcast of TVRI South Kalimantan. 2003 - The 2003 JW Marriott bombs kill 12 people and injure 150. 2007 - Girls' Generation debuted. They performed the song Into The New World on SBS Inkigayo. 2011 - Yingluck Shinawatra replaces Abhisit Vejjajiva as Prime Minister of Thailand. 2016 - Opening of the 2016 Summer Olympics. 2018 - An earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale rocked Lombok Indonesia and 555 people died.

Birth

1850 - Guy de Maupassant, French writer (d. 1893). 1874 - Wesley Clair Mitchell, United States economist (d. 1948). 1905 - Wassily Leontief, Russian-American economist who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1973 (d. 1999). 1906 - John Huston, American actor and director (d. 1987). 1908 – Harold Holt, 17th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1967). 1923 - Devan Nair, President of Singapore (d. 2005). 1930 - Neil Armstrong, United States astronaut. 1934 - Sjuman Djaya, Indonesian writer and director (d. 1985). 1948 - Baldwin Lonsdale, Vanuatu politician (d. 2017) 1959 - Pat Smear Musician, American Foo fighters guitarist 1962 - Patrick Ewing, United States basketball player 1968 - Marine Le Pen, French politician. 1968 - Colin McRae, Scottish racer (d. 2007). 1974 - Kajol Devgan, Bollywood actress 1980 – Wayne Bridge, English footballer. 1985 – Salomon Kalou, Ivory Coast footballer. 1989 – Ryan Bertrand, English footballer. 1991 - Andreas Weimann, Austrian footballer 1997 - Olivia Holt, American actress. 1999 - Lesti Kejora, Indonesian singer 2003 - Zahra Nur Khaulah, member of idol group JKT48

Died

1895 - Friedrich Engels, German political theorist (b. 1820). 1946 – Wilhelm Marx, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1863). 1960 – Arthur Meighen, 9th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1874). 1962 - Marilyn Monroe, American actress (b. 1926). 1984 - Richard Burton, Welsh actor (b. 1925). 1992 - Soichiro Honda, founder of the Honda Motor Company (b. 1906). 2000 - Alec Guinness, British actor (b. 1914). 2016 – Alphons Egli, Member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1924). 2018 - Aji Muhammad Salehuddin II Sultan Kutai Kartanegara (b.1924)

Holidays and anniversaries

Burkina Faso - Independence Day4 August - 5 August - 6 August