On This Day in History for August 5 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 139 of 139

  • 1971 The British Parliament debate the security situation in Northern Ireland
  • 1972 Uganda president Idi Amin throws out all 80,000 Asians
  • 1973 Arab terrorists open fire at Athens airport, kills 3 injures 55
  • 1973 USSR launches Mars 6

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1974 US President Richard Nixon admits he withheld information about Watergate break-in

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1979 Government of Mauretania signs peace treaty with Polisario
  • 1979 Varetta Shankle (Miss), crowned 12th Miss Black America
  • 1980 Expos Dick Williams wins his 1,000th career game as a manager
  • 1981 US President Regan fires 11,500 striking air traffic controllers
  • 1981 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1982 Stephabue Hix, of Alabama, 18, crowned Miss National Teen-Ager
  • 1982 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1984 Lou Pinella Day at Yankee Stadium
  • 1984 Toronto's Cliff Johnson hits record 19th career pinch HR
  • 1985 Flexible-wing glider altitude record (214,250') set by Larry Tudor
  • 1986 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 5km woman's record (14:37.33)
  • 1986 Steve Carlton is 2nd to pitch 4,000 strikeout
  • 1986 US Senate votes for SDI-project ("Star Wars")
  • 1986 It's revealed Andrew Wyeth of Chadds Ford, Pa, had, secretly created 240 drawings & paintings of his neighbor Helga Testorf
  • 1988 Mario Biaggi (Rep-D-NY) convicted of racketeering resigns seat
  • 1989 NASA Venus probe Magellan launched from Space shuttle, 1st to do so
  • 1989 General elections are held in Nicaragua with the Sandinista Front winning a majority.
  • 1990 Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan inducted into hall of fame

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1992 4 cops in Rodney King beating case indicted on civil rights charge

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • 1994 Antonov-12 crashes at Boda, Eastern Siberia, 47 killed
  • 1995 The city of Knin, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm. The date is celebrated as the day of victory (Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day) in Croatia.
  • 1997 Korean Air 747 with 331 aboard crashes in Guam, 29 survive
  • 1997 Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of world trade center bombing goes on trial
  • 1997 Soyuz TM-26 crew of Anatoly Solovyov & Pavel Vinogradov, launched
  • 2003 A car bomb explodes in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta outside the Marriott Hotel killing 12 and injuring 150.
  • 2011 Svalbard Polar Bear Attack (2011) - a rogue Polar Bear attacks and kills a British schoolboy.
  • 2012 Gunman opens fire on Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin killing six people and committing suicide
  • 2012 19 people are killed by Kurdish rebels in Hakk
  • 2013 160 people are killed by flash floods across Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • 2013 The world's first bovine stem cell lab-grown burger is eaten in London

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2013 Samantha Power becomes the 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Journalist and Diplomat Samantha Power
Journalist and Diplomat
Samantha Power

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2014 Obama signs The Iron Dome Bill providing $225 million in additional funding for Israel's Iron Dome defense

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2015 Torrential rains and flooding leave at least 178 people dead in India, in the wake of Cyclone Komen
  • 2015 Fishing boat carrying around 600 migrants sinks of the coast of Libya, 373 rescued

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