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Wednesday August 5, 2020

August 5: Day of the Week

August 5, 2020 was the 218th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 148 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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

August 2020
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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)

  • 642
    Battle of Maserfield – Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Northumbria.
  • 1600
    The Gowrie Conspiracy against King James VI of Scotland (later to become King James I of England) takes place.
  • 1763
    Pontiac’s War: Battle of Bushy Run – British forces led by Henry Bouquet defeat Chief Pontiac’s Indians at Bushy Run.
  • 1772
    The First Partition of Poland begins.
  • 1870
    Franco-Prussian War: the Battle of Spicheren is fought, resulting in a Prussian victory.
  • 1882
    The Standard Oil of New Jersey is established.
  • 1949
    In Ecuador, an earthquake destroys 50 towns and kills more than 6,000.
  • 1963
    The United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban treaty.
  • 1974
    Vietnam War: the U.S. Congress places a $1 billion dollar limit on military aid to South Vietnam.
  • 1979
    In Afghanistan, Maoists undertake an attempted military uprising.

Who were born on August 5?

  • 1301
    Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician (d. 1330)
  • 1623
    Antonio Cesti, Italian composer (d. 1669)
  • 1815
    Edward John Eyre, English explorer (d. 1901)
  • 1914
    David Brian, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1946
    Rick van der Linden, Dutch composer and keyboardist
  • 1952
    Tamás Faragó, Hungarian water polo player
  • 1955
    Eddie Ojeda, guitarist for Twisted Sister
  • 1956
    Jerry Ciccoritti, Canadian film director
  • 1972
    Christian Olde Wolbers, Belgian guitarist and bassist (Fear Factory)
  • 1997
    Adam Irigoyen, American actor

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