August 5: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

August 5th marks the 217th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 218th in case of leap years). There are 148 days remaining until the end of the year. People born on this day are under the sign of Leo. Famous birthdays on this day include Abbé Pierre (1912), Marine Le Pen (1968) and Neil Armstrong (1930).
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Trivia and Events

What happened on August 5th in history? Here’s the historical highlights:

  • Aug 5th, 2018 Three Czech soldiers are killed by a Taliban suicide bomber in Afghanistan during the War in Afghanistan (2001 to present). The bombing also leaves two U.S. soldiers and two Afghan soldiers with serious injuries.
  • Aug 5th, 2017 2017 V-22 Osprey accident: Three Marine Corps members are missing following a MV-22 Osprey collision off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Twenty-three of the 26 people aboard have been rescued. (AP),
  • Aug 5th, 2016 2016 Assam Attacks: Gunmen open fire on a Assam market, India. 13 people are killed and 18 are injured.
  • Aug 5th, 2015 2015 Pacific Typhoon Season: Typhoon Soudelor, (Hanna), strengthens to become the strongest storm of 2015. It is expected to be comparable to a Category 3 hurricane when it hits Taiwan.
  • Aug 5th, 2014 War in Afghanistan: U.S. Major General Harold J. Greene, a German brigadier-general, and several American troops are among 15 injured in an attack by an Afghan soldier gunman at Kabul's Marshall Fahim National Defense University. He was shot and killed by Afghan soldiers. (MSN)(CNN),
  • Aug 5th, 2013 War in Afghanistan (2001 to present):: At least four people are killed when a bomb explodes in a Kandahar market.
  • Aug 5th, 2012 Civil war in Syria:
  • Aug 5th, 2011 2011 Syrian uprising: Turkey confirms that it has taken an Iranian arms shipment to Syria. (Today's Zaman). Tens of thousands protest again across the country amid a government crackdown.
  • Aug 5th, 2010 The US Senate approves Elena Kagan for a position on the US Supreme Court. It votes 63-37.
  • Aug 5th, 2009 Opening of the 40th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders' Meeting in Cairns (Australia)
  • Aug 5th, 2008 Rwanda officially accuses French officials, including Dominique de Villepin, former Prime Minister, and Francois Mitterrand, for their involvement in the 1994 Rwanda Genocide.
  • Aug 5th, 2007 Mozambique authorities seize thousands boxes of fake toothpaste that they suspect may contain dangerous chemical diethylene glycol.

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