May 5 is the 125th day (126th day of a leap year) in the Gregorian calendar.
1788 - The galaxy NGC 5879 is discovered by William Herschel.
1928 - The Tarbiyah Islamiyah Association is founded.
1936 – Italian troops capture Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
1944 - Mohandas Gandhi is released from prison.
1955 - West Germany gains full sovereignty.
1956 - The first world judo championships are held in Tokyo.
1980 - The siege of the Iranian embassy in London ends, after British commandos and police bombard the building.
1980 - Petition 50, expressions of concern for 50 national figures published in Jakarta before being read out at the House of Representatives Session May 13
2007 - Kenya Airways Flight 507 plane crash in Abidjan-Douala-Nairobi; 105 passengers and 9 crew members were killed.
2008 - Beginning of the implementation of the National Examination for SMP/MTs for the 2007/2008 academic year in Indonesia.
2014 - The beginning of the implementation of the National Examination for SMP / MTs for the 2013/2014 academic year in Indonesia.
2025 - Square Root Day.
1818 - Karl Marx, Prussian philosopher (d. 1883)
1955 - Pramono Edhie Wibowo, former high-ranking TNI-AD officer, Army Chief of Staff 2011-2013
1821 - Napoleon Bonaparte (b. 1769)
2020 - Didi Kempot - Mixed Singer From Central Java, Surakarta (Age 53 Years)
Holidays and anniversaries
1985 - Vesak 2529 BE.
2005 - Ascension of Jesus Christ.
2016 - Ascension of Jesus Christ.
2016 - Isra' Mi'raj of the Prophet Muhammad SAW.
World Midwife Day
Netherlands - Liberation Day.
Denmark - Liberation Day.
Ethiopia - Liberation Day.
Indonesian Islamic Education Day (Tarbiyah Islamiyah) 4 May - 5 May - 6 May