August 5 is the 217th (218th in leap years) day on the Gregorian calendar. 148 days remain until the end of the year.
Name days are celebrated by: Abel, Afra, Cyriac, Cassian, Cassian, Maria, Memius, Nonna, Oswald, Oswald, Paris, Venant, Venantius, Venant and Virginia.
Burkina Faso - Independence Day
Chile, Tuvalu - National Children's Day
Croatia - Victory and State Duma Day
International - International Beer and Brewing Day, a Canadian initiative to establish a "holiday" beer and brewing day expressed in 2007; the first celebration took place on June 18, 2008; in Poland, you can meet the date of May 25)
Memories and holidays in the Catholic Church are celebrated by:
Our Lady of the Snow (dedication of the Basilica of Our Lady "Greater" in Rome)
st. Nonna of Nazianzus (mother of St. Gregory the Theologian)
st. Oswald (King of Northumbria)
bl. Salvius Huix Miralpeix (bishop and martyr)
Events in Poland
1222 - Duke Konrad I of Mazovia confirmed the granting of the city of Grudziądz together with the Chełmno land to the bishop of Prussia Christian from Oliwa by the power of the Łowicz Document.
1358 - Będzin obtained city rights.
1460 - The Thirteen Years' War: Polish troops recaptured Malbork.
1506 - The victory of the Polish-Lithuanian troops over the Tatars in the battle of Kleck.
1598 - The fleet led by the king of Poland and Sweden, Zygmunt III Waza, left Hel in order to suppress the rebellion of Prince Charles of Suderman.
1772 - First partition of Poland: three partition treaties between Russia, Prussia and Austria were signed in St. Petersburg, setting the boundaries of the partition.
1804 - The fire of Nidzica.
1852 - The Bydgoszcz-Tczew-Gdańsk railway line was opened.
1863 - January Uprising: victory of the insurgents in the Battle of Depułtycze Królewskie.
1864 - On the slopes of the Warsaw Citadel, the leaders of the January Uprising were executed by hanging: Romuald Traugutt, Rafał Krajewski, Józef Toczyski, Roman Żuliński and Jan Jeziorański.
1909 - The Industry and Agriculture Exhibition began in Częstochowa.
1915 - World War I: German troops entered Warsaw, abandoned by the Russians.
1920 - Polish-Bolshevik War: defeat of Polish troops in the Battle of Ostrołęka.
1922 - The 1st Congress of Piłsudski's legionnaires began in Krakow.
Concordia Knurów football club was established.
The District Museum in Bydgoszcz was established.
1941 - In Ołyce in Volhynia, the SD unit from Lutsk and the Ukrainian police shot 682 Jewish men at the cemetery.
Jan Piekałkiewicz became the Government Delegate for Poland.
The Germans liquidated the Warsaw Orphanage run by Janusz Korczak.
1943 - During the night of August 5-6, the Home Army Kedyw unit carried out the action "Pension", as a result of which 66 political prisoners and 67 commoners were released from the prison in Jasło.
5th day of the Warsaw Uprising: The "Zośka" battalion liberated the Gęsiówka camp and released about 350 prisoners of Jewish origin; the slaughter of Wola began.
A victorious guerrilla battle for Skalbmierz in the Kielce region, fought by the Home Army, BCh and AL troops with a German punitive expedition of 900 men.
1945 - In Kielce, a group of post-Home Army units under the command of Capt. Antoni Hedy ps. "Gray" released several hundred prisoners from the MBP prison at ul. Zamkowa.
1960 - During the Polish Senior Athletics Championships, held at the Forest Stadium in Olsztyn, Józef Schmidt set the world record in triple jump with 17.03 m.
1965 - Canadian singer Monique Leyrac won the 5th International Song Competition in Sopot.
1976 - The Grudziądz Culture Society was established.
1977 - In the Salt Mine them. Tadeusz Kościuszko in Wapno in Greater Poland, a sudden increase of groundwater flooded the third level.
1985 - Serial killer Paweł Tuchlin was sentenced to death by the Provincial Court in Gdańsk.