August 5: Day of the Week
August 5, 2019 was the 217th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 148 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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August 5 Historical Event(s)
- 642Battle of Maserfield – Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Northumbria.
- 1100Henry I is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey.
- 1388The Battle of Otterburn, a border skirmish between the Scottish and the English in Northern England, is fought near Otterburn.
- 1600The Gowrie Conspiracy against King James VI of Scotland (later to become King James I of England) takes place.
- 1781The Battle of Dogger Bank takes place.
- 1861American Civil War: in order to help pay for the war effort, the United States government levies the first income tax as part of the Revenue Act of 1861 (3% of all incomes over US $800; rescinded in 1872).
- 1906Persian Constitutional Revolution: Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, King of Iran, agrees to convert the government to a constitutional monarchy.
- 1949The Mann Gulch fire kills 13 firefighters in Montana.
- 1969Mariner program: Mariner 7 makes its closest fly-by of Mars (3,524 kilometers).
- 1995The city of Knin, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm. The date is celebrated in Croatia as Victory Day.
Who were born on August 5?
- 1461King Alexander Jagiellon of Poland (d. 1506)
- 1843James Scott Skinner, Scottish composer (d. 1927)
- 1866Harry Trott, Australian cricketer (d. 1917)
- 1910Bruno Coquatrix, French songwriter and music impresario (d. 1979)
- 1934Gay Byrne, Irish broadcaster
- 1947Angry Anderson, Australian entertainer (Rose Tattoo)
- 1975Antony Cotton, English actor
- 1975Iddo Goldberg, Israeli/British actor
- 1980Ali Umar, Maldivian footballer
- 1985Laurent Ciman, Belgian footballer
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