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5 August

641 or 642 – England – Battle of Maserfield. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Maserfield

910 – England – Battle of Tattenhall. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tettenhall

939 – Spain – Battle of Alhandic. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Alhandic

1278 – Spain – Battle of Ageciras (city) ended (Reconquista). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Algeciras_(1278)

1305 – Scotland – William Wallace captured by English near Glasgow. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/scottishhistory/independence/features_independence_wallace.shtml

1388 – Scotland/England – Battle of Otterburn. http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/medieval/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=34

1583 – Canada – First English colony established by Sir Humphrey Gilbert (St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador). http://www.heritage-history.com/www/heritage.php?Dir=characters&FileName=gilbert.php

1600 – Scotland – Gowrie Conspiracy against James VI. http://www.thereformation.info/gowrieconspiracy.htm

1620 – England – The Mayflower and Speedwell departed Southampton for North America. http://mayflowerhistory.com/voyage/

1716 – Serbia – Battle of Petrovaradin (Anglo-Wurkish War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Petrovaradin

1763 – America – Battle of Bushy Run began (Pontiac’s War). http://bushyrunbattlefield.com/history/

1781 – North Sea – Battle of Dogger Bank (American Revolutionary War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dogger_Bank_(1781)

1824 – Greece – Battle of Samos (Greek War of Independence). Battle of Samos. http://www.fsmitha.com/h3/h36-2gr.html

1860 – Norway – Charles XV of Sweden became king. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_XV_of_Sweden

1861 – USA – US Army abolished flogging. http://lewis-clark.org/content/content-article.asp?ArticleID=2641

1862 – USA – Battle of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (American Civil War). http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1862/september/baton-rouge-battle.htm

1874 – Japan – Postal saving system started. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postal_savings_system

1884 – USA – Cornerstone of Statue of Liberty laid on Beldoe’s Island, New York Harbour. http://www.newsinhistory.com/blog/despite-low-funds-statue-liberty-cornerstone-laid

1914 – USA – First Electric Traffic Light installed in Cleveland, Ohio. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-electric-traffic-signal-installed

1916 – Egypt – Battle of Romani ended (WWI). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Romani

1936 – USA – Chicago and Southern Flight 4 crashed near Missouri river, 8 killed. http://www.planecrashinfo.com/1936/1936-23.htm

1941 – Russia – Battle of Smolensk ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Smolensk_(1941)

1948 – USA – US Navy plane crashed near Miami NAS, FL, 10 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480805-0

1949 – Ecuador – Earthquake measuring 6.8Mw, epicentre in Ambato, 6,000 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1949_Ambato_earthquake


1949 – USA – Mann Gulch fire, 13 killed. https://youtu.be/LWLSbWhwTE0

1960 – Upper Volta – Independence from France. http://uca.edu/politicalscience/dadm-project/sub-saharan-africa-region/upper-voltaburkina-faso-1960-present/

1962 – South Africa – Nelson Mandela jailed. http://www.nelsonmandela.org/content/page/biography

1964 – North Vietnam – Operation Pierce Arrow (Vietnam War). http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/navy-flies-retaliatory-strikes-against-north-vietnam

2003 – Indonesia – Car bomb exploded outside Marriott Hotel, Jakarta, 13 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/3124919.stm

2010 – Chile – Copiapó mining accident, 33 trapped. http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2010/10/10/from_collapse_to_rescue_inside_the_chile_mine_disaster.html

2012 – USA – Shooting at Sikh temple, OakCreek, Wisconsin, 6 killed. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/us/shooting-reported-at-temple-in-wisconsin.html?

York

1648 – Ebenezer Moor was executed at St. Leonard’s Gallows. http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf

1666 – James, duke of York, and his duchess, came to York for almost two months, whilst plague was in the south of England.

1691 – Mark Grayston and Thomas Dambrough were executed at Tyburn Gallows.

1695 – Nelson Campion was executed at Tyburn Gallows.

http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf

1781 – O’Brian, the world’s tallest man (8ft) was at the Old White Swan, people were charged 1s to see him.

1815 – George White and Mark Bramah were executed at gallows behind Castle Walls. http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf

1898 – The Prince of Wales inspected 8 battalions of militia on the Knavesmire.