Today in History, English
Today in History, English

88351August 5Event1965 – The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 begins as Pakistani soldiers cross the Line of Control dressed as locals.
88352August 5Event1966 – The Beatles release their groundbreaking album entitled Revolver
88353August 5Event1969 – Mariner program: Mariner 7 makes its closest fly-by of Mars (3,524 kilometers).
88354August 5Event1971 – The first Pacific Islands Forum (then known as the "South Pacific Forum") is held in Wellington, New Zealand, with the aim of enhancing cooperation between the independent countries of the Pacific Ocean.
88355August 5Event1974 – Vietnam War: The U.S. Congress places a $1 billion limit on military aid to South Vietnam.
88356August 5Event1979 – In Afghanistan, Maoists undertake an attempted military uprising.
88357August 5Event1981 – President Ronald Reagan fires 11,359 striking air-traffic controllers who ignored his order for them to return to work.
88358August 5Event1989 – General elections are held in Nicaragua with the Sandinista National Liberation Front winning a majority.
88359August 5Event1995 – Yugoslav Wars: The city of Knin, Croatia, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm. The date is celebrated in Croatia as Victory Day.
88360August 5Event2003 – A car bomb explodes in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta outside the Marriott Hotel killing 12 and injuring 150.
88361August 5Event2010 – The Copiapó mining accident occurs, trapping 33 Chilean miners approximately 2,300 ft (700 m) below the ground.
88362August 5Event2010 – Ten members of International Assistance Mission Nuristan Eye Camp team are killed by persons unknown in Kuran wa Munjan District of Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan.
88363August 5Event2012 – The Oak Creek shooting took place at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, killing six people the perpetrator was shot dead by police.
88364August 5Event2015 – The Gold King Mine waste water spill releases 3 million gallons of heavy metal toxin tailings and waste water into the Animas River in Colorado.
88365August 5Birth1301 – Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (d. 1330)
88366August 5Birth1397 – Guillaume Dufay, Belgian-Italian composer and theorist (d. 1474)
88367August 5Birth1461 – Alexander Jagiellon, Polish king (d. 1506)
88368August 5Birth1540 – Joseph Justus Scaliger, French philologist and historian (d. 1609)
88369August 5Birth1623 – Antonio Cesti, Italian organist and composer (d. 1669)
88370August 5Birth1641 – John Hathorne, American merchant and jurist (d. 1717)
88371August 5Birth1662 – James Anderson, Scottish lawyer and historian (d. 1728)
88372August 5Birth1694 – Leonardo Leo, Italian composer (d. 1744)
88373August 5Birth1749 – Thomas Lynch, Jr., American commander and politician (d. 1779)
88374August 5Birth1797 – Friedrich August Kummer, German cellist and composer (d. 1879)
88375August 5Birth1802 – Niels Henrik Abel, Norwegian mathematician and theorist (d. 1829)
88376August 5Birth1811 – Ambroise Thomas, French composer (d. 1896)
88377August 5Birth1813 – Ivar Aasen, Norwegian poet and linguist (d. 1896)
88378August 5Birth1815 – Edward John Eyre, English explorer and politician, Governor of Jamaica (d. 1901)
88379August 5Birth1827 – Deodoro da Fonseca, Brazilian field marshal and politician, 1st President of Brazil (d. 1892)
88380August 5Birth1828 – Louise of the Netherlands (d. 1871)

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