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Saturday August 5, 2023

August 5: Day of the Week

August 5, 2023 is the 217th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 148 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

August 2023

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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)

  • 1689
    1,500 Iroquois attack the village of Lachine in New France.
  • 1716
    The Battle of Petrovaradin takes place.
  • 1735
    Freedom of the press: New York Weekly Journal writer John Peter Zenger is acquitted of seditious libel against the royal governor of New York, on the basis that what he had published was true.
  • 1861
    The United States Army abolishes flogging.
  • 1888
    Bertha Benz drives from Mannheim to Pforzheim and back in the first long distance automobile trip, commemorated as the Bertha Benz Memorial Route since 2008.
  • 1901
    Peter O'Connor sets the first IAAF recognised long jump world record of 24 ft The record will stand for 20 years.
  • 1916
    World War I: Battle of Romani – Allied forces, under the command of Archibald Murray, defeat an attacking Ottoman army under the command of Friedrich Freiherr Kress von Kressenstein, securing the Suez Canal and beginning the Ottoman retreat from the Sinai Peninsula.
  • 1963
    The United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban treaty.
  • 1969
    Mariner program: Mariner 7 makes its closest fly-by of Mars (3,524 kilometers).
  • 1995
    The 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?

  • 1749
    Thomas Lynch, Jr., American congressman (d. 1779)
  • 1932
    Tera de Marez Oyens, Dutch composer (d. 1996)
  • 1947
    Rick Derringer, American guitarist and vocalist
  • 1968
    John Olerud, American baseball player
  • 1968
    Marine Le Pen, French politician
  • 1969
    Venkatesh Prasad, Indian cricketer
  • 1976
    Jeff Friesen, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1982
    Michele Pazienza, Italian footballer
  • 1985
    Laurent Ciman, Belgian footballer
  • 1988
    Federica Pellegrini, Italian swimmer

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