On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 2014

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Famous Deaths

  • Chapman Pincher, British journalist and author (about secret service), dies at 100
  • Jesse Leonard Steinfeld, 11th US Surgeon General (1969-73), dies at 87