What Happened on August 5, 2013

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 160 people are killed by flash floods across Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Alex Rodriquez, New York Yankee MLB player, is banned for 211 games for using human growth hormones

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Samantha Power becomes the 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Journalist and Diplomat Samantha Power
Journalist and Diplomat
Samantha Power
  • The world's first bovine stem cell lab-grown burger is eaten in London

Famous Deaths

  • George Duke, American Grammy-Award winning musician, dies from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 67
  • Shawn Burr, Canadian ice hockey player, dies from complications from a fall at 47