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.
- 1888 - Bertha Benz, wife o Karl Benz, drives the patented automobile frae Mannheim tae Pforzheim in Germany.
- 1914 - The first traffic licht is installed in Cleveland, Ohio.
- 1925 - The Welsh political pairty Plaid Cymru is founded.
- 1936 - Jesse Owens wins the gauld 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 home in Los Angeles, Californie.
- 1962 - Nelson Mandela is jailed in Sooth Africae.
- 1973 - At least 3 fowk are kilt in a shuitin at Athens Airport.
- 2010 - 33 miners are trapped underground after an accident near Copiapo, northren Chile. They are rescued in October.
- 2012 - Scots player Andy Murray wins the gauld 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.
- 1802 - Niels Henrik Abel, Norse mathemateecian (d. 1829)
- 1827 - Deodoro da Fonseca, 1st Preses o Brazil (d. 1892)
- 1844 - Ilya Repin, Russian penter (d. 1930)
- 1850 - Guy de Maupassant, French writer (d. 1893)
- 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 astronaut (d. 2012)
- 1945 - Loni Anderson, American actress
- 1968 - Marine Le Pen, French politeecian
- 1968 - Colin McRae, Scots rally driver (d. 2007)
- 1971 - Valdis Dombrovskis, former Prime meenister o Latvie
- 1979 - David Healy, Northren Irish fitbawer
- 1985 - Salomon Kalou, Ivorian fitbawer
- 1988 - Federica Pellegrini, Italian swimmer
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