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The 5t o August is the 217t day o the year (218t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 148 days ti come.
- 1100 - Coronation o Henry I o Ingland.
- 1305 - William Wallace that fendit Scottish frae Ingland, wis grippit by the Inglis naur Glesgae an taen tae Lunnon for tae be tried.
- 1388 - The Battle o Otterburn taks place atween Scotland an Ingland in Northumberland (on 19 August accordin tae some sources).
- 1772 - Poland is pairteetioned in a Treaty atween Proushie, Roushie an Austrick.
- 1888 - Bertha Benz, wife o Karl Benz, drives the patentit automobile frae Mannheim tae Pforzheim in Germany.
- 1914 - The first traffeck licht is installed in Cleveland, Ohio.
- 1914 - Warld War I: The Unitit Kinrick declares war on Germany.
- 1925 - The Welsh poleetical pairty Plaid Cymru is foondit, wi the aim o protectin the Welsh leid.
- 1936 - Jesse Owens wins the gowd medal in the 200-metre race at the 1936 Simmer Olympic Gemmes in Berlin.
- 1949 - A yirdquauk in Ecuador kills 6,000 fowk.
- 1960 - Burkina Faso, then Upper Volta, gains unthirldom frae Fraunce.
- 1962 - Marilyn Monroe is found dead in her hame in Los Angeles, Californie.
- 1962 - Nelson Mandela is jailed in Sooth Africae.
- 1965 - The Indo-Pakistani War o 1965 stairts.
- 1969 - The Mariner 7 space probe maks a fly-by o Maurs, at a deestance o 3,524 kilometres frae the planet.
- 1971 - The first Paceefic Islands Forum is held in Wellington, New Zealand.
- 1973 - At least 3 fowk are kilt in a shuitin at Athens Airport.
- 2003 - A car bomb splodes ootside the Marriott Hottle in Jakarta, Indonesie, killin 12 fowk.
- 2010 - 33 miners are trapped underground efter an accident near Copiapo, northren Chile. They are rescued in October.
- 2011 - The Juno space probe is launched tae the planet Jupiter.
- 2012 - Scots player Andy Murray wins the gowd medal in men's singles tennis at the 2012 Simmer Olympics in Lunnon.
- 2016 - Stairt o the 2016 Simmer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- 2018 - The Indonesie isle o Lombok is strack bi a yirdquauk, killin ower 560 fowk.
- 2019 - The govrenment o Indie strips the Indie-admeenistert pairt o Kashmir frae its special status wi immediate effect.
- 1397 - Guillaume Du Fay, French-Flemish componer (d. 1474)
- 1668 - Philippe Charles, Duke o Anjou (d. 1671)
- 1681 - Vitus Bering, Dens cartografer an splorer (d. 1741)
- 1802 - Niels Henrik Abel, Norse mathemateecian (d. 1829)
- 1827 - Deodoro da Fonseca, 1st Preses o Brazil (d. 1892)
- 1843 - James Scott Skinner, Scots dancin master, violinist an componer (d. 1927)
- 1844 - Ilya Repin, Roushie penter (d. 1930)
- 1850 - Guy de Maupassant, French writer (d. 1893)
- 1872 - Thomas Wyllie, Scots fitbawer (d. 1943)
- 1905 - Wassily Leontief, Roushie-American economist (d. 1999)
- 1906 - John Huston, American film director (d. 1987)
- 1908 - Harold Holt, Prime Meenister o Australie (d. 1967)
- 1929 - Nathalia Timberg, Brazilian actress
- 1930 - Neil Armstrong, American pilot an astronaut (d. 2012)
- 1940 - Ally Shewan, Scots fitbawer
- 1943 - Andy Roxburgh, Scots fitbawer an coach
- 1946 - Loni Anderson, American actress
- 1952 - Louis Walsh, Erse enterteenment manager
- 1964 - Dougie Arnott, Scots fitbawer
- 1966 - James Gunn, American filmmaker
- 1968 - Marine Le Pen, French politeecian
- 1968 - Colin McRae, Scots rally driver (d. 2007)
- 1971 - Valdis Dombrovskis, umwhile Prime meenister o Latvie
- 1974 - Kajol, Indie actress
- 1979 - David Healy, Northren Erse fitbawer
- 1985 - Salomon Kalou, Ivorian fitbawer
- 1988 - Federica Pellegrini, Italian soummer
- 882 - Louis III o Fraunce (b. 863)
- 1752 - Cosmo Gordon, 3rd Duke o Gordon, Scots peer (b. 1720)
- 1792 - Frederick North, Laird North, Prime meenister o Great Breetain (b. 1732)
- 1895 - Friedrich Engels, German filosofer (b. 1820)
- 1901 - Victoria, Princess Ryal (b. 1840)
- 1940 - Frederick Cook, American medicinar an splorer (b. 1865)
- 1957 - Heinrich Otto Wieland, German biochemist (b. 1877)
- 1962 - Marilyn Monroe, American actress (b. 1926)
- 1984 - Richard Burton, Welsh actor (b. 1925)
- 1998 - Todor Zhivkov, Bulgarie Communist leader (b. 1911)
- 2000 - Alec Guinness, Inglis actor (b. 1914)
- 2019 - Toni Morrison, American novelist (b. 1931)