5 augustus


August 13, 2022

August 5 is the 217th day of the year (218th in a leap year) in the Gregorian calendar. This is followed by 148 days until the end of the year.


General 1990 - United States Marines evacuate American civilians from the Liberian capital of Monrovia. 2010 - In Chile's Atacama Desert, 33 miners are trapped in a serious mining accident at the San José mine near Copiapó. They will be freed only after 69 days. 2011 - The government of Venezuela releases more than 2,000 inmates to improve living conditions in the violent and overcrowded detention center. 2018 - An earthquake near West Nusa Tenggara on Lombok, Indonesia kills 300 people. Thousands are left homeless. Economy 2011 - For the first time in history, the rating agency Standard & Poor's downgrades the United States' rating from the highest value AAA to AA+ in response to the growing US budget deficit. Media 2011 - Due to a malfunction at the ICT company Getronics, the newspapers of Wegener publishers such as the Stentor, De Gelderlander, Brabants Dagblad, Eindhovens Dagblad, PZC, BN DeStem and De Twentsche Courant Tubantia are not published. Hundreds of thousands of readers have to do without their paper newspaper. The news can be read on the internet. Music 1966 - The Beatles album Revolver is released in the United Kingdom. 1967 - The Pink Floyd album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is released in the United Kingdom. War 910 – Battle of Tettenhall: King Edward the Elder of Wessex defeats the Danelaw Vikings at Wednesfield with an Anglo-Saxon army. 1305 William Wallace, Scottish insurgent fighting against English rule, is arrested and later sentenced to death. 1781 – The Battle of the Dogger Bank, a naval battle between the Netherlands and the United Kingdom during the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War. The battle actually ends in a draw. 1915 - German forces capture the Polish capital of Warsaw. 1940 - The Jewish synagogue in Zandvoort on Mezgerstraat is blown up by unknown persons at night. 1944 - Between Hoogeveen and Beilen, a train is shot at by American planes. 43 people are killed and about 160 are injured. Politics 1960 - Upper Volta (since 1984 Burkina Faso) gains independence from France. 1994 – A military court in Chile sentences five members of the Lautaro guerrilla movement to death, including leader Guillermo Ossandon. 1994 – Nigerian opposition leader Moshood Abiola refuses to accept terms of his release from prison. 2012 - American actor Sean Penn accompanies Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez during his election campaign. Religion 1988 - Appointment of Lithuanian Audrys Juozas Bačkis as Nuncio to the Netherlands. Sport 1928 - Amsterdam's first marathon is run as part of the 1928 Summer Olympics. 1990 - In Namur Eric Geboers (28) wins the Belgian Grand Prix motocross in the 500cc category. He thus becomes world champion for the fifth time in his career. 2005 - Ajax wins the Johan Cruijff Scale 2005 by beating PSV 1-2. 2012 - PSV win the Johan Cruijff Scale 2012 by beating Ajax 4-2 in Amsterdam. 2012 - At the Olympic Games in London, athlete Churandy Martina van Rotterdam Atletiek improves his own, more than one year old, Dutch record in the 100 meters (10.10 seconds) with a time of 9.91 seconds. 2016 - The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro kick off. 2017 - Feyenoord wins the Johan Cruijff Scale. Cup winner Vitesse is defeated after penalties. The match will not be played in Amsterdam for the first time. Science and technology 1962 - An observatory in Australia finds the first known quasar. 1969 - The Mariner 7 spacecraft reaches the planet Mars. 2011 - Launch of the Juno spacecraft with an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Sta