August 5

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August 19, 2022

August 5th is the 217th day of the year (218th day in leap years) in the Gregorian solar calendar. As of today, there are still 148 days left in that year.

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1858 - Cyrus Westfield and colleagues complete the construction of the first transatlantic telegraph cable. 1887 - His Majesty King Chulalongkorn graciously established a cadet school at the back of Saranrom Palace (currently the Royal Thai Army Cartography Department) and changed its name to Phra Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy. in 1947 1914 - The United States installs the first electronic traffic light. in Cleveland, Ohio 1944 – Holocaust: Polish rebels free 348 Jewish prisoners in a labor camp in Warsaw. 1949 – An earthquake in Ecuador destroys 50 cities and kills more than 6,000 people. 1963 - United States, United Kingdom and soviet union Sign the Treaty Against Nuclear Tests 1969 - Mariner Project: Mariner 7 passes near Mars at a distance of 3,524 km. 1992 - The Mae Fah Luang Airport was opened. Chiang Rai official 1996 - 1996 Olympics: Somrak Kamsingh defeated Bulgarian boxer Seraphim Todorov 8-5 punches in an amateur featherweight boxing match. He was the first Thai athlete to win an Olympic gold medal. 1997 - Thanong Bhitaya, Minister of Finance announced a request for assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). 2000 - A JI group bombs the JW Marriott Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. 2002 - Attacks on Christian schools in Pakistan occur.