Today in History, English
Today in History, English

88711August 5Death2013 – George Duke, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (b. 1946)
88712August 5Death2013 – Willie Dunn, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1942)
88713August 5Death2013 – Roy Rubin, American basketball player and coach (b. 1925)
88714August 5Death2013 – May Song Vang, American activist (b. 1951)
88715August 5Death2013 – Rob Wyda, American commander and judge (b. 1959)
88716August 5Death2014 – Diann Blakely, American poet and academic (b. 1957)
88717August 5Death2014 – Scott Ciencin, American author (b. 1962)
88718August 5Death2014 – Harold J. Greene, American general (b. 1962)
88719August 5Death2014 – Vladimir Orlov, Russian author (b. 1936)
88720August 5Death2014 – Chapman Pincher, Indian-English historian, journalist, and author (b. 1914)
88721August 5Death2014 – Jesse Leonard Steinfeld, American physician and academic, 11th Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1927)
88722August 5Death2015 – George Cole, English actor (b. 1925)
88723August 5Death2015 – Arthur Walter James, English journalist and politician (b. 1912)
88724August 5Death2015 – Raphy Leavitt, Puerto Rican-American accordion player and composer (b. 1948)
88725August 5Death2015 – Tony Millington, Welsh footballer (b. 1943)
88726August 5Death2015 – Ellen Vogel, Dutch actress (b. 1922)
88727August 5Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Abel of ReimsAddaiAfraAlbrecht Dürer, Matthias Grünewald, and Lucas Cranach the Elder (Episcopal Church (USA))Cassian of AutunDedication of the Basilica of St Mary Major (Catholic Church)EmygdiusMemniusOswald of NorthumbriaAugust 5 (Ea
88728August 5Holiday and observanceIndependence Day (Burkina Faso)
88729August 5Holiday and observanceThe beginning of the Carnival of Bogotá, celebrated until the next day.
88730August 5Holiday and observanceNational Underwear Day (United States)
88731August 5Holiday and observanceVictory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian defenders
88732August 6Event1284 – The Republic of Pisa is defeated in the Battle of Meloria by the Republic of Genoa, thus losing its naval dominance in the Mediterranean.
88733August 6Event1506 – The Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeated the Crimean Khanate in the Battle of Kletsk
88734August 6Event1538 – Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada.
88735August 6Event1661 – The Treaty of The Hague is signed by Portugal and the Dutch Republic.
88736August 6Event1777 – American Revolutionary War: The bloody Battle of Oriskany prevents American relief of the Siege of Fort Stanwix.
88737August 6Event1787 – Sixty proof sheets of the Constitution of the United States are delivered to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
88738August 6Event1806 – Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor, abdicates, ending the Holy Roman Empire.
88739August 6Event1819 – Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States.
88740August 6Event1824 – Battle of Junín Peru.

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