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  • U.S.
    Monday Aug 5, 1867

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    Tenure of Office Act

    U.S.
    Monday Aug 5, 1867

    Because the Tenure of Office Act did permit the president to suspend such officials when Congress was out of session, when Johnson failed to obtain Stanton's resignation, he instead suspended Stanton on August 5, 1867, which gave him the opportunity to appoint General Ulysses S. Grant, then serving as Commanding General of the Army, interim Secretary of War.




  • Lexington, Nebraska, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 5, 1919

    Red Summer

    Lexington incident

    Lexington, Nebraska, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 5, 1919

    All black residents were forced to leave the city.




  • Wapakoneta, Ohio, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 5, 1930

    Neil Armstrong

    Birth

    Wapakoneta, Ohio, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 5, 1930

    Armstrong was born on August 5, 1930, near Wapakoneta, Ohio.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Wednesday Aug 5, 1931

    Hirohito

    the Deputy Minister of the Japanese Army instructed not to use the term "prisoners of war" for Chinese captives

    Tokyo, Japan
    Wednesday Aug 5, 1931

    According to Akira Fujiwara, Hirohito endorsed the policy of qualifying the invasion of China as an "incident" instead of a "war"; therefore, he did not issue any notice to observe international law in this conflict (unlike what his predecessors did in previous conflicts officially recognized by Japan as wars), and the Deputy Minister of the Japanese Army instructed the Chief of staff of Japanese China Garrison Army on August 5 not to use the term "prisoners of war" for Chinese captives. This instruction led to the removal of the constraints of international law on the treatment of Chinese prisoners. The works of Yoshiaki Yoshimi and Seiya Matsuno show that the Emperor also authorized, by specific orders (rinsanmei), the use of chemical weapons against the Chinese.




  • Batu Kitang, Malaysia
    Tuesday Aug 5, 1952

    Communist insurgency in Sarawak

    First known Sarawak Communist Organisation operation

    Batu Kitang, Malaysia
    Tuesday Aug 5, 1952

    First known Sarawak Communist Organisation operation was an assault on the Batu Kitang bazaar on 5 August 1952.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 5, 1953

    Frank Sinatra

    The Remarkable Career Revival

    U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 5, 1953

    The release of the film "From Here to Eternity" in August 1953 marked the beginning of a remarkable career revival.




  • Christmas Island
    Friday Aug 5, 1960

    Christmas Island

    The Media Statement of The Minister For Territories

    Christmas Island
    Friday Aug 5, 1960

    In a media statement on 5 August 1960, the minister for territories, Paul Hasluck, said, among other things, that, "His extensive knowledge of the Malay language and the customs of the Asian people... has proved invaluable in the inauguration of Australian administration... During his two years on the island he had faced unavoidable difficulties... and constantly sought to advance the island's interests."


  • Howick, South Africa
    Sunday Aug 5, 1962

    Nelson Mandela

    Police captured Mandela

    Howick, South Africa
    Sunday Aug 5, 1962

    On 5 August 1962, police captured Mandela along with fellow activist Cecil Williams near Howick.


  • Chicago, U.S.
    Friday Aug 5, 1966

    Martin Luther King

    Chicago open housing movement

    Chicago, U.S.
    Friday Aug 5, 1966

    King later stated and Abernathy wrote that the movement received a worse reception in Chicago than in the South. Marches, especially the one through Marquette Park on August 5, 1966, were met by thrown bottles and screaming throngs. Rioting seemed very possible. King's beliefs militated against his staging a violent event, and he negotiated an agreement with Mayor Richard J. Daley to cancel a march in order to avoid the violence that he feared would result.


  • Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Friday Aug 5, 1994

    Bosnian War

    NATO aircraft attacked a target within the Sarajevo Exclusion Zone

    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Friday Aug 5, 1994

    On 5 August, at the request of UNPROFOR, NATO aircraft attacked a target within the Sarajevo Exclusion Zone after weapons were seized by Bosnian Serbs from a weapons collection site near Sarajevo.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Thursday Aug 5, 2010

    Kaká

    Left knee injury

    Madrid, Spain
    Thursday Aug 5, 2010

    On 5 August 2010, Real Madrid announced that Kaká had undergone a successful surgery on a long-standing left knee injury and would face up to four months on the sidelines.


  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Monday Aug 5, 2013

    Jeff Bezos

    The Washington Post

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Monday Aug 5, 2013

    On August 5, 2013, Bezos announced his purchase of The Washington Post for $250 million in cash. To execute the sale, he established Nash Holdings, a limited liability holding company that legally owns the paper.


  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Friday Aug 5, 2016

    Michael Phelps

    RIO 2016

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Friday Aug 5, 2016

    Phelps was chosen to be the American flag bearer at the opening ceremony, which was the first Olympic opening ceremony that he would attend.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Friday Aug 5, 2016

    Hong Kong independence

    Hong Kong pro-independence activists launched a rally

    Hong Kong, China
    Friday Aug 5, 2016

    On 5 August, the Hong Kong pro-independence activists launched a rally which was dubbed "first pro-independence rally in Hong Kong" and drew about 2,500 people.


  • São Paulo, Brazil
    Sunday Aug 5, 2018

    Lula da Silva

    2018 presidential campaign

    São Paulo, Brazil
    Sunday Aug 5, 2018

    The Workers' Party officially launched Lula as its candidate on 5 August 2018, in São Paulo.


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