On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 2011

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • NASA launches its Juno space probe from Cape Canaveral to orbit and study Jupiter
  • Svalbard Polar Bear Attack - a rogue Polar Bear attacks and kills a British schoolboy

Famous Deaths

  • Andrzej Lepper, Polish politician (Deputy Prime Minister of Poland), dies at 57