Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/August 5

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This is a list of selected August 5 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled August 5, 2018 featured article or the August 5, 2018 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Independence Day in Burkina Faso (1960); refimprove section
Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian defenders in Croatia stub
1388 – Scottish forces defeated the English during a border skirmish near Otterburn, Northumberland. needs more footnotes
1600 – Scottish nobleman John Ruthven, 3rd Earl of Gowrie, died during a failed attempt to kidnap King James VI. lead too short
1858 – American businessman and financier Cyrus West Field and his colleagues completed the first transatlantic telegraph cable, crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Valentia Island in Ireland to Heart's Content, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. refimprove section
1861 – With the passage of the Revenue Act, the United States issued its first income tax: 3% of all incomes over $800 (later rescinded in 1872). refimprove section
1925 – The Welsh political party Plaid Cymru was founded with the goals of promoting the Welsh language and the political independence of the Welsh nation. unreferenced section
2003 – A suicide bomber detonated a car bomb outside the lobby of the JW Marriott Hotel in Setiabudi, South Jakarta, Indonesia, killing twelve people and injuring 150. refimprove section
2010 – A cave-in at a mine north of Copiapó, Chile, trapped 33 miners approximately 2,300 ft (700 m) below the ground. appears on October 13, date of rescue
2010War in Afghanistan: Ten foreign aid workers of the International Assistance Mission were killed by persons unknown in Kuran wa Munjan District of Badakhshan Province. expansion



August 5

Henry I of England
Henry I of England

Euthymius I of Constantinople (d. 917) · Richard Ottley (b. 1626) · Eddie Nolan (b. 1988)

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