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August 5 – A Day as Today | Discover what happened A day like Today in the World: Who was born on August 5? Who died on August 5? What is celebrated on August 5? Historical events of August 5 in Dorian’s Secrets: The Eternal Youth Magazine!

Ephemeris of August 5:

In the Gregorian Calendar, August 5 is the 217th
(Two-hundredth seventh) day of the year.

There are 148 days left until the end of 2021!

Quote of the Day…

In Hollywood they pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.

— Marilyn Monroe
American Actress (died August 5, 1962)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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August 5 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 57 a. C .: the Roman orator Marco Tulio Cicero, thanks to the help of Milo, returns to Rome after his exile, provoked by the accusations of his political rival Clodius.
  • 1351: in Jaén (Spain) Alfonso XI conquers the town of Alcalá la Real from the Muslims.
  • 1496: Bartolomé Colón, brother of Christopher Columbus, founds the village of Santo Domingo, which soon became the most important in the New World.
  • 1498: on his third trip to America, Columbus set foot on continental land for the first time in the Yacua cove, located on the southern coast of the Paria peninsula, in present-day Venezuela.
  • 1583: the British navigator Humphrey Gilbert lands on the island of Newfoundland, which will be the first colony that England will have in North America.
  • 1717: in the city of Antigua (Guatemala) the image of Jesús Nazareno de la Merced is consecrated.
  • 1772: the Treaty of Saint Petersburg is established, an agreement between Austria, Prussia and Russia to divide Poland, which will lead to the first occupation of Warsaw by the Russians.
  • 1783: in the Viceroyalty of Río de la Plata (current Argentina) the subdivision of the Municipality of Córdoba del Tucumán is created (which occupies the current provinces of Córdoba, Mendoza, La Rioja, San Juan and San Luis).
  • 1796: at Castiglione, Napoleon defeats the Austrians and puts an end to their threat over Italy.
  • 1858: the first submarine transatlantic cable is laid from which, two days later, the first telegram between the Old and New World will be transmitted.
  • 1873: in Rome (Italy), on the initiative of Emilio Castelar and Ripoll, the Spanish Academy of Fine Arts is created.
  • 1883: a military coup attempt is recorded in Badajoz (Spain).
  • 1889: the new building of the Sorbonne University is inaugurated in Paris.
  • 1901: Chile, Argentina, Peru and Bolivia star in border conflicts.
  • 1903: Russia sends a squad against Turkey after the assassination of the Russian consul in Monastir.
  • 1903: the Colombian Congress rejects the treaty for the construction of the Panama Canal, between the United States and Colombia.
  • 1904: Pedro Pidal and Gregorio Pérez climb Naranjo de Bulnes for the first time.
  • 1906: Iranian constitutional revolution: Shah Qayar Mozaffareddin gives in to the protests and signs the signature ordering the creation of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, transforming the Persian regime into a constitutional monarchy.
  • 1908: an airship is destroyed in the first accident recorded by these devices in the history of air navigation. Only property damage occurs.
  • 1909: the Cretan crisis worsens and the Ottoman Empire asks Greece to disallow the demonstration the day before.
  • 1911: the German Government sends the Bremen cruise ship to Haiti to safeguard the lives of its fellow citizens, threatened by the riots.
  • 1913: the International Medical Conference is held in London.
  • 1914: Spain and the United States declare themselves neutral in World War I (1914-1918).
  • 1915: in Poland, the German army takes Warsaw.
  • 1916: Sadovo (Bulgaria) has the highest temperature in the history of that country: 45.2 ° C (113.3 ° F).
  • 1918: Austria capitulates to the allied troops.
  • 1918: off the coast of Virginia (United States), a German submarine sinks the American oil tanker O. B. Jenning, of 10,000 tons.
  • 1919: the Turkish general Mustafa Kemal revolts, together with his supporters of the Erzurum nationalist congress, against the government of Damad Ferid.
  • 1920: in Moscow the «Charter of Constructivism», an artistic movement of Pevsner and Gabo, is published.
  • 1920: the Reichstag passes the law on disarmament.
  • 1921: in Turkey, Mustafa Kemal obtains full powers to fight against Greece.
  • 1923: the Spanish Rowing Championships are inaugurated.
  • 1924: Juan Bautista Llorens wins the Spanish Cycling Championship.
  • 1925: in Spain a judicial edict against Miguel de Unamuno is published.
  • 1930: in Japan, a strong storm causes 50 deaths.
  • 1932: in the United States, the AFL union estimates that the number of unemployed reaches 11.6 million.
  • 1933: Poland and the Free City of Dánzig sign an agreement on the use of the city’s port.
  • 1933: the Law of vagrants and crooks is promulgated in Spain.
  • 1936: The air-naval confrontation known as the Victory Convoy takes place in the waters of the Strait of Gibraltar during the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1936: Juan de Borbón (Prince of Asturias) arrives in Spain under the false name of Juan López, to fight alongside the rebellious troops against the Republic, but General Emilio Mola manages to convince him to leave.
  • 1936: the Constitution of 1886 is reformed in Colombia: the separation between church and state is introduced and state intervention is guaranteed to “guarantee the function of property.”
  • 1939: in Spain, the Franco dictatorship shoots 63 members of the Unified Socialist Youth.
  • 1939: in Madrid (Spain), the Franco dictatorship shoots the Thirteen Red Roses (girls from the Unified Socialist Youth).
  • 1940: in Abyssinia, the Italian troops stationed launch an offensive against British Somalia.
  • 1941: the Battle of Smolensk ends with the victory of the Nazi German army over the Soviet army.
  • 1943: Catania (Italy) falls to the British.
  • 1943: in New Guinea, American troops conquer Munda.
  • 1947: US President Harry S. Truman provides that the people of Puerto Rico (invaded by the United States) can elect their own governor.
  • 1947: in Wimbledon (United Kingdom), the American tennis player Jack Kramer wins the Wimbledon Tournament after defeating Tom Brown in the final 6-3, 6-1 and 6-2.
  • 1949: in Ambato (Ecuador) an earthquake kills 3,000 people.
  • 1950: the Spanish ambassador to the Holy See signs the reestablishment of military ecclesiastical jurisdiction, directed by an archbishop appointed according to the general procedure for the appointment of Spanish prelates.
  • 1952: General Odría constitutes a new Government in Peru.
  • 1952: In Algeria – a French colony – the FADRL (Algerian Front for the Defense and Respect of Freedoms) is constituted.
  • 1953: the exchange of prisoners of war begins in Korea.
  • 1956: in Germany, the Argentine driver Juan Manuel Fangio wins the Formula 1 German Grand Prix with the Ferrari team.
  • 1957: Spanish tennis players win the Galea Cup.
  • 1960: Burkina Faso becomes independent from France.
  • 1960: in Barcelona the police discover a clandestine immigration office.
  • 1961: in Bilbao, a fire destroys the bullring.
  • 1962 in Chile the program Sábado Gigante, hosted by Don Francisco, the oldest program on Latin American television, premieres.
  • 1963: The United States, the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty for the partial prohibition of atmospheric, space and submarine nuclear tests, prior to the SALT Agreements.
  • 1963: American athlete John Pennel improves his world pole vault record, exceeding 5.13 meters in height.
  • 1963: in the salt lake of Bonneville (Utah), the American Craig Breedlove reaches the 653.71 km / h. and achieves a new absolute world speed record for automobiles, with the Spirit of America.
  • 1964: In Operation Pierce Arrow, aircraft from the aircraft carriers Ticonderoga and Constellation bombard civilian populations in North Vietnam, in revenge for the North Vietnamese defense against American destroyers in North Vietnamese waters.
  • 1964: in the Belgian Congo, the rebel army Simba captures Stanleyville, and takes a thousand western hostages.
  • 1964: in Buenos Aires (Argentina) the Peronist Revolutionary Movement (MRP) is founded.
  • 1966: in London the album Revolver, of the British band The Beatles is published.
  • 1967: the album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, by the British band Pink Floyd, is published in London.
  • 1968: in Guipúzcoa – in the framework of the Franco dictatorship in Spain – a state of exception is declared, with an expected duration of three months, and 50 arrests are made.
  • 1969: the American space probe Mariner 7 emits the clearest photos, obtained until the moment, of the planet Mars.
  • 1972: An order is issued in Uganda for all British passport holders to leave the country within two months.
  • 1973: the Soviet Union launches the Mars 6 probe bound for Mars.
  • 1974: a third of Bangladesh is covered by floodwaters, following floods that have killed around 2,000 people and destroyed 800,000 homes.
  • 1979: Mauritania cedes its part of Western Sahara to the Polisario Front.
  • 1980: six people die in the port of Seville when the cellar of a freezer ship explodes.
  • 1985: Paul Bregman, a crew member of the bomber that dropped an atomic bomb on the civilian population of Nagasaki (Japan) on August 9, 1945, commits suicide at his house in Los Angeles (United States). (See Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki).
  • 1986: the countries of the Commonwealth of Nations, meeting in London, approve a package of timid measures against South Africa for apartheid.
  • 1988: in Afghanistan, Soviet troops leave Kandahar, the former capital of that country.
  • 1989: in Bolivia, Parliament elects the Social Democrat Jaime Paz Zamora as its new president.
  • 1992: The ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina denounces to the UN that the Bosnian Serbs have killed 17,000 civilians during the Balkan War.
  • 1993: the Serbs offer the cession of the mounts that surround Sarajevo to avoid an armed intervention of the United Nations.
  • 1994: in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay decide to create a free trade zone between MERCOSUR and Bolivia.
  • 1995: the US Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, and his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Manh Cam, sign in Hanoi the normalization of relations between the two countries after 20 years of the defeat of the United States in the Vietnam War.
  • 1998: Alejandro Sanz Spanish singer, publishes the single »Amiga mia», written and performed by himself. It was the first Alejandro Sanz song to reach number 1 in the US. Billboard Latin Pop Airplay.
  • 1999: the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, declares the IV Republic of Venezuela dead and proclaims a revolution in the country, with intervention in all the powers of the State.
  • 1999: the Republic of Montenegro approves a proposal to convert Yugoslavia into a confederation of two sovereign states with equal rights and under a new name, that of the Union of Montenegro and Serbia.
  • 2001: in Edmonton (Canada) the American athlete Maurice Greene achieves his third consecutive title in the 100-meter sprint at the World Athletics Championships, with a time of 9.82 seconds, the third best mark in history up to that moment.
  • 2004: The Israeli Army withdraws from northern Gaza after a month-long siege.
  • 2004: in Russia 16 people die in the accident of a forest inspection helicopter.
  • 2004: in the French Savoy seven young people die in the fire of an equestrian resort.
  • 2004: In New York, a medical team separates two two-year-old Filipino Siamese twins, who were linked by the skull, with independent brains.
  • 2004: at Lake Tiberiades (Israel), a group of archaeologists publishes the discovery of the oldest known evidence of bread making.
  • 2005: in Portugal, more than 3000 firefighters and 400 soldiers try to control 20 fires that devastate the center and north of the country.
  • 2005: a barrel of oil marks a new all-time high and stands above $ 61.
  • 2006: an earthquake of medium intensity occurs in Mendoza, which does not leave victims but does cause significant damage to the city’s infrastructure.
  • 2007: The female musical group, Girls ’Generation, makes its debut in South Korea, one of the most successful in the history of K-pop (Korean pop music).
  • 2009: Wikipedia in Spanish reaches 500,000 articles
  • 2010: near the city of Copiapó (Atacama) a Chilean mine collapses, trapping 33 miners at a depth of 700 meters.
  • 2010: United Nations Security Council Resolution 1936 is adopted.
  • 2014: in Buenos Aires (Argentina) the appearance of the missing grandson No. 114 is reported, who turns out to be the grandson of Estela de Carlotto herself (president of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo).
  • 2016: the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games are opened in Brazil.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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August 5 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1199: Ferdinand III, Castilian King from Leon (d. 1252).
  • 1301: Edmund of Woodstock, English politician (d. 1330).
  • 1397: Guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and musician (d. 1474).
  • 1663: Rodrigo Caballero y Llanes, Spanish magistrate (d. 1740).
  • 1797: Cayetano Heredia, Peruvian doctor (d. 1861).
  • 1800: Ramón María Narváez y Campos, Spanish military and politician (d. 1868).
  • 1802: Niels Henrik Abel, Norwegian mathematician (d. 1829).
  • 1811: Ambroise Thomas, French opera composer (d. 1896).
  • 1813: Ivar Aasen, Norwegian philologist, linguist, writer, and naturalist (d. 1896).
  • 1827: Deodoro da Fonseca, Brazilian president (d. 1892).
  • 1834: Gaspar da Silveira Martins, Brazilian magistrate and politician (d. 1901).
  • 1850: Guy de Maupassant, French writer (d. 1893).
  • 1862: Joseph Merrick (the Elephant Man), British patient (d. 1890).
  • 1882: Hernando Siles, Bolivian politician, president of Bolivia between 1926 and 1930 (d. 1942).
  • 1872: Oswaldo Cruz, Brazilian physician, scientist, bacteriologist, epidemiologist and sanitarian (d. 1917).
  • 1889: Conrad Aiken, American writer (d. 1975).
  • 1889: Óscar Esplá, Spanish composer (d. 1976).
  • 1890: Naum Gabo, Russian sculptor (d. 1977).
  • 1890: Erich Kleiber, Austrian conductor and pianist (d. 1890).
  • 1895: Tiger Flowers, American boxer (d. 1927).
  • 1896: Elinor Steiner Gimbel, progressive leader and activist for women’s rights (d. 1983).
  • 1901: Margarita Abella Caprile, Argentine writer and journalist (d. 1960).
  • 1906: John Huston, American filmmaker and screenwriter (d. 1987).
  • 1906: Wassily Leontief, American economist of Russian origin (d. 1999).
  • 1908: Cyro Martins, Brazilian writer and psychoanalyst (f. 1995).
  • 1908: Oswaldo Baca Mendoza, Peruvian scientist (d. 1962).
  • 1910: Bruno Coquatrix, French musician and businessman, owner of the Olympia Theater in Paris (d. 1979).
  • 1911: Robert Taylor, American actor. (f. 1969)
  • 1912: Henri Grouès (Abbe Pierre), French priest (d. 2007).
  • 1914: Lydia Lamaison, Argentine actress (f. 2012).
  • 1914: Anita Colby, American actress and model (d. 1992).
  • 1915: Alfredo Gil, Mexican guitarist, singer and composer (f. 1999), main founder of the Los Panchos trio.
  • 1925: Ignacio Román, Spanish flamenco composer, producer and lyricist (d. 2011).
  • 1926: Clifford Husbands, Barbadian politician.
  • 1928: Chung Won-shik, South Korean politician (d. 2020).
  • 1929: Andreu Alfaro, Spanish sculptor (d. 2012).
  • 1929: Abel Aguilar Elizalde, Mexican soccer referee.
  • 1930: Neil Armstrong, American astronaut (d. 2012).
  • 1930: Richie Ginther, American Formula 1 driver (d. 1989).
  • 1932: Miguel d’Escoto, Nicaraguan politician (f. 2016).
  • 1934: Giovanni Anselmo, Italian sculptor.
  • 1935: John Saxon, American actor (d. 2020).
  • 1937: Manuel Pinto da Costa, politician and president of Santiago.
  • 1937 – Gordon Johncock, American racing driver.
  • 1941: Bob Clark, American filmmaker (d. 2007).
  • 1942: Marta Taboada, Argentine lawyer, teacher and activist; tortured and murdered with her two seven-month-old twins (d. 1977).
  • 1942: Sergio Ramírez Mercado, Nicaraguan writer.
  • 1944: Gabriela Acher, Uruguayan actress and comedian.
  • 1945: Loni Anderson, American actress.
  • 1945: Juan Sasturain, Argentine writer.
  • 1946: César Villanueva, Peruvian administrator and politician, prime minister between 2013-2014 and 2018-2019.
  • 1946: Ja’Net DuBois, American actress (f. 2020).
  • 1947: Angry Anderson, Australian actor and singer.
  • 1949: Miguel Ángel Catalá Gorgues, Spanish historian and museologist (f. 2020).
  • 1950: Rosi Mittermaier, German skier.
  • 1950: Berny Ulloa, Costa Rican soccer referee.
  • 1955: Orlando Carrió, Argentine actor (f. 2002).
  • 1955: Eddie Ojeda, American musician.
  • 1956: Maureen McCormick, American actress.
  • 1957: Donzaleigh Abernathy, American actress, writer and activist.
  • 1958: Silvia Kutika, Argentine actress.
  • 1959: Pat Smear, American musician of the bands Germs, Foo Fighters and Nirvana (band).
  • 1959: Pete Burns, British singer (d. 2016).
  • 1961: Greg Kite, American basketball player.
  • 1961: Mercedes Aráoz Fernández, Peruvian economist and politician, prime minister between 2017 and 2018.
  • 1961: Dario Bonetti, Italian footballer and coach.
  • 1962: Patrick Ewing, American basketball player.
  • 1964: Adam Yauch, American musician, of the band Beastie Boys.
  • 1964: Claudio Reyes Rubio, Mexican film and television director.
  • 1965: Motoi Sakuraba, Japanese composer.
  • 1968: Marine Le Pen, French right-wing politician.
  • 1968: Colin McRae, British rally driver.
  • 1968: Oleg Luzhniy, Ukrainian footballer.
  • 1969: Barry Richardson, English footballer.
  • 1969: Paola Volpato, Chilean actress
  • 1970: Albert Stuivenberg, Dutch footballer.
  • 1970: Leonid Stadnyk, Ukrainian veterinarian, the tallest man in Ukraine (d. 2014).
  • 1971: Evil Jared Hasselhoff, American bassist, of the band Bloodhound Gang.
  • 1972: Christian Olde Wolbers, Belgian bassist, of the band Fear Factory.
  • 1972: Theodore Whitmore, Jamaican footballer.
  • 1972: Reika Kirishima, Japanese actress.
  • 1972: Arístides Moreno, Spanish singer-songwriter.
  • 1974: Julio César Enciso, Paraguayan soccer player.
  • 1974: Alvin Ceccoli, Australian footballer.
  • 1974: Frankie Hejduk, American footballer.
  • 1974: Kajol Devgan, Indian actress.
  • 1974: Roman Berezovski, Armenian footballer.
  • 1974: Valeri Kéchinov, Uzbek footballer.
  • 1975: Eicca Toppinen, Finnish cellist.
  • 1975: Iddo Goldberg, Israeli actor.
  • 1975: Ada Milea, Romanian actress and singer.
  • 1976: Kwon Sang-woo, South Korean actor and model.
  • 1976: Marian Pahars, Latvian footballer.
  • 1977: Jorge Arias, Mexican-American professional wrestler.
  • 1977: Soraya Jiménez, Mexican weightlifter (f. 2013).
  • 1977: Santi Pérez, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1977: Jennifer Walcott, American model and actress.
  • 1977: Milorad Peković, Montenegrin footballer.
  • 1978: Kim Gevaert, Belgian athlete.
  • 1978: Rita Faltoyano, Hungarian pornographic actress.
  • 1979: David Healy, British footballer.
  • 1979: Nikolaos Anastasopoulos, Greek footballer.
  • 1980: Wayne Bridge, British footballer.
  • 1980: Toni Doblas, Spanish footballer.
  • 1980: Jason Čulina, Australian footballer.
  • 1980: Ann Simons, Belgian judoka.
  • 1981: Travis McCoy, American singer, of the band Gym Class Heroes.
  • 1981: Maik Franz, German footballer.
  • 1982: Michele Pazienza, Italian footballer.
  • 1982: Bruno China, Portuguese footballer.
  • 1982: Santi Villa, Spanish footballer.
  • 1982: Stefanie de Roux, Panamanian model.
  • 1983: Dawn Richard, American singer, of the bands Danity Kane, and Diddy-Dirty Money.
  • 1983: Kara Tointon, British actress.
  • 1983: Gabriel Frías-Sánchez Seco, Spanish footballer.
  • 1983: Jeff Larentowicz, American footballer.
  • 1983: Gláuber, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1983: Hicham Mahdoufi, Moroccan footballer.
  • 1983: Daiki Tamori, Japanese footballer.
  • 1984: Helene Fischer, German singer.
  • 1984: Jordan Lotiès, French footballer.
  • 1985: Salomon Kalou, Ivorian footballer.
  • 1985: Annalisa, Italian singer.
  • 1985: Takashi Kamoshida, Japanese footballer.
  • 1985: Laurent Ciman, Belgian footballer.
  • 1986: Júlio César Godinho Catole, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1986: Koya Saito, Japanese footballer.
  • 1987: Lexi Belle, American pornographic actress.
  • 1987: Anita Pauls, Argentine actress.
  • 1987: Xenia Tchoumitcheva, Russian model.
  • 1988: Federica Pellegrini, Italian swimmer.
  • 1988: Violet Monroe, pornographic actress and American erotic model.
  • 1989: Ryan Bertrand, British footballer.
  • 1989: Emir Faccioli, Argentine footballer.
  • 1989: Grégory Sertic, Franco-Croatian footballer.
  • 1989: Luis Perozo Cervantes, Venezuelan poet.
  • 1989: Tal Ben Haim II, Israeli footballer.
  • 1990: Mathieu Gorgelin, French footballer.
  • 1990: Johan Kappelhof, Dutch footballer.
  • 1991: Ronald Roberts, Dominican-American basketball player.
  • 1991: Andreas Weimann, Austrian footballer.
  • 1991: Tim Eekman, Dutch footballer.
  • 1991: Karmen Karma, pornographic actress and American erotic model.
  • 1991: Daniëlle van de Donk, Dutch footballer.
  • 1992: Estavana Polman, Dutch handball player.
  • 1992: Sotaro Izumi, Japanese footballer.
  • 1992: Laurent Jans, Luxembourgish footballer.
  • 1993: Gladestony Estevão Paulino da Silva, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1993: Sverrir Ingi Ingason, Icelandic footballer.
  • 1993: Edafe Egbedi, Nigerian footballer.
  • 1993: Archford Gutu, Zimbabwean footballer.
  • 1994: Felipe de Oliveira Barros, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1994: Raymond Gyasi, Dutch footballer.
  • 1994: Yuri Oliveira Lima, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1995: Kylian Hazard, Belgian footballer.
  • 1995: Marcos Guilherme, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1995: Dani Jaime, Mexican model.
  • 1995: Stefano Sensi, Italian footballer.
  • 1996: Rafał Makowski, Polish footballer.
  • 1996: Daichi Kamada, Japanese footballer.
  • 1996: Francesca Deagostini, Italian artistic gymnast.
  • 1996: Étienne Fabre, French cyclist (d. 2016).
  • 1997: Olivia Holt, American actress and singer.
  • 1997: Luther Singh, South African footballer.
  • 1997: Wang Yibo, actor and Chinese rapper.
  • 1997: Adam Irigoyen, American actor, dancer and rapper.
  • 1998: João Almeida, Portuguese cyclist.
  • 1998: Ruben Vargas, Swiss footballer.
  • 1998: Kevin Rüegg, Swiss footballer.
  • 1999: Sihyeon, South Korean singer, member of the Everglow group.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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August 5 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 1566: Martín Pérez de Ayala, Spanish religious and theologian (b. 1504).
  • 1610: Alonso García Ramón, Spanish military man and Chilean governor (b. 1552).
  • 1729 – Thomas Newcomen, British blacksmith and inventor (b.1663).
  • 1807: Romero Landa, Spanish military and naval engineer (b. 1735).
  • 1831: Sébastien Érard, French piano maker (b. 1752).
  • 1835: Juan Ramón Balcarce, Argentine military man (b. 1773).
  • 1848: Pedro Vélez, Mexican politician, jurist and philosopher (b. 1787).
  • 1872: Charles-Eugène Delaunay, French astronomer and mathematician (b. 1816).
  • 1893 – James Pierpont, American composer, arranger and organist (b. 1822).
  • 1895: Friedrich Engels, German philosopher and revolutionary (b. 1820).
  • 1896: Pedro Salaverría, Spanish politician (b. 1821).
  • 1897: Albert Marth, British astronomer (b. 1828).
  • 1901: Victoria of the United Kingdom, British aristocrat, wife of Frederick III of Germany (b. 1840).
  • 1909: Miguel Antonio Caro, Colombian politician and writer, president between 1892 and 1898 (b. 1843).
  • 1925: Georges Palante, French anarcho-individualist philosopher (b. 1862).
  • 1936: Francisco Martínez García, Spanish politician (b. 1889).
  • 1946: Wilhelm Marx, German Chancellor.
  • 1955: Carmen Miranda (56), Portuguese-Brazilian actress (b.1909).
  • 1957: Heinrich Otto Wieland, German chemist, 1927 Nobel Prize Winner (b. 1877).
  • 1962: Ramón Pérez de Ayala, Spanish writer (b. 1880).
  • 1963: Salvador Bacarisse Spanish composer (b. 1898).
  • 1977: Leo Fleider, Argentine filmmaker (b.1913).
  • 1977: Chucho Reyes, Mexican painter and collector (b. 1880).
  • 1983: Judy Canova, American actress (b.1913).
  • 1984: Richard Burton (Richard Walter Jenkins, 58 years old), British actor (b. 1925).
  • 1987: Chava Flores (Salvador Flores Rivera), Mexican composer and singer (b.1920).
  • 1987: Casilda Fernández, Spanish aristocrat (b. 1888).
  • 1991: Sōichirō Honda, Japanese businessman (b.1906).
  • 1991: Julio Prieto Nespereira, Spanish painter (b. 1896).
  • 1992: Juan David García Bacca, Spanish philosopher (b.1901).
  • 1992: Jeff Porcaro, American drummer, member of the band Toto (b.1954)
  • 2000: Sir Alec Guinness, British actor (b.1914).
  • 2002: Francisco Coloane, Chilean writer (b.1910).
  • 2003: Carlo Coccioli, Italian writer (b.1920).
  • 2003: Tite Curet, Puerto Rican salsa composer (b.1926).
  • 2003: Domingo García-Sabell, Spanish physician and writer (b. 1908).
  • 2003: Manuel Mur Oti, Spanish filmmaker (b.1908).
  • 2009: Jordi Sabater Pi, Spanish ethologist (b.1922).
  • 2009: Budd Schulberg, American screenwriter and writer (b.1914).
  • 2010: Robert Baker Aitken, American Zen master (b.1917).
  • 2011: Andrzej Lepper, Polish politician (b.1954).
  • 2011: Francesco Quinn, American actor of Italian origin (b. 1963).
  • 2012: Chavela Vargas, Mexican singer (b.1919, in Costa Rica).
  • 2012: Michel Daerden, Belgian politician (b.1949).
  • 2015: Raphy Leavitt, Puerto Rican composer and musician, of the band La Selecta (b.1948).
  • 2019: Toni Morrison, American writer, 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature (b.1931).
  • 2019: Bjorg Lambrecht, Belgian professional cyclist (b. 1997).
  • 2020: Blanca Rodríguez de Pérez, former first lady of Venezuela (b.1926).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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August 5 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • The Savior:
    • San Salvador: Festivities of San Salvador, better known as Fiestas Agostinas. This day the traditional Bajada takes place, a religious procession that culminates with the change of clothing of the image of Christ on an 11-meter high monument in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Salvador, representing the transfiguration of Jesus. This religious manifestation dates from the time of Spanish rule and has been declared as intangible cultural heritage.
  • Spain:
    • Bailén (Jaén): Patronal festivity in honor of Our Lady of Zocueca
    • Las Ventas de Albares (El Bierzo) Patronal Festival Las Nieves
    • Linares (Jaén): Patronal festivity in honor of Our Lady of Linarejos
    • Ibiza: Patronal festivity in honor of Santa María, Nuestra Señora de las Nieves
    • Vitoria: Festivities in honor of the Virgen Blanca
    • La Palma: Lustrales Festivities of the Bajada de la Virgen de las Nieves
    • Sallent de Gállego: Virgen de las Nieves, major festivities in honor of the patron saint
    • Ceuta: Santa María de África, major festivals in honor of the patron saint
    • Calpe: Virgen de las Nieves, major festivities in honor of the patron saint
    • Agaete: Virgen de las Nieves, major festivals in honor of the patron saint
    • Aspe: Patron festivities in honor of Our Lady of the Snows
    • Hondón de las Nieves: Festivities in honor of Our Lady of the Snows
    • Almagro: Festivity in honor of its patron saint Our Lady of the Snows
    • Játiva: Festivity in honor of its patron saint Our Lady of the Snows
    • Villanueva y Geltrú: Main Festival in honor of Our Lady of the Snows
  • Burkina faso
    • Independence Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

August 5 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Dedication to the Basilica of Santa María la Mayor
  • Virgin of Linarejos
  • Virgin of Africa
  • Virgin of the Snows
  • Virgin of the Remedy
  • Saint Abel de Lobbes (Bishop of Reims and Benedictine monk)
  • Saint Afra of Ausburg
  • Saint Cassian of Autun
  • Saint Emigde of Áscoli
  • Saint Margaret of Septémpeda
  • Saint Memmius of Chalons
  • Saint Nona de Nacianzo
  • Saint Osvaldo
  • Saint Páride de Teano
  • Saint Venantius of Viviers
  • Saint Viator of Tremblevif
  • Blessed Francisco Zanfredini
  • Blessed Pedro Miguel Noël

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

August 5 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

♌ Leo:

The Last Ephemeris of the Week:

August 30 – A Day as Today
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August 27 – A Day as Today
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August 26 – A Day as Today
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August 25 – A Day as Today
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August 24 – A Day as Today
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