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An annular eclipse of the Sun was observed by Captain Cook in Newfoundland on the 5th August, 1766.
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEhistory/SEplot/SE1766Aug05A.pdf



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The Carnaval de Bogotá is celebrated in Bogotá every year on August 5
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogot%C3%A1%27s_Carnival



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The Eastern Han, also known as the Later Han, formally began on 5 August 25
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_dynasty#Eastern_Han

Partial Test Ban Treaty signed by the "Original Parties", at Moscow on August 5, 1963
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44273236/partial-nuclear-test-ban-treaty/

The first Australian shots of both World War I and World War II were fired from Fort Nepean
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Nepean#World_Wars

The Norwegian Bratvaag Expedition found the remains of the Andrée expedition on August 5, 1930.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44273662/arctic-balloon-expedition-of-1897/

An American U-2 plane photographed the Tyuratam missile test range for the first time on 5 August 1957.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baikonur_Cosmodrome#mediaviewer/File:Baikonur_CIA_U-2.gif



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Mariner 7 made its closest flyby of Mars in 1969
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t41952130/mariner-7-mission/ 

Mars 6 successfully lifted off on August 5, 1973
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44272675/mars-6-mission/

Soyuz TM-26 spacecraft was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome on August 5, 1997.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_TM-26

Juno Jupiter mission was launched on the 5th August 2011 from Cape Canaveral, Florida
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t3131452/juno/?page=2&sort=newestFirst



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Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 - August 25, 2012) was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Armstrong

Leonid Denisovich Kizim (August 5, 1941 - June 14, 2010) was a Soviet cosmonaut.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonid_Kizim

Konrad Dannenberg (August 5, 1912 - February 16, 2009) was a German-American rocket pioneer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konrad_Dannenberg

Ettore Majorana (born August 1906; missing, presumed dead on 27 March 1938) was an Italian theoretical physicist 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ettore_Majorana

Joseph Carey Merrick (5 August 1862 - 11 April 1890) was an English man with severe deformities
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44272977/joseph-carey-merrick-1862-1890/

William Henry Dines (5 August 1855 - 24 December 1927) was an English meteorologist.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Dines

Leon Mestel (born 5 August 1927) is a British astronomer and astrophysicist 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Mestel

Brian Geoffrey Marsden (5 August 1937 - 18 November 2010) was a British astronomer 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_G._Marsden

John Wrottesley (5 August 1798 - 27 October 1867) was an English astronomer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wrottesley,_2nd_Baron_Wrottesley

Hermann Kobold (5 August 1858 - 11 June 1942) was a German astronomer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Kobold



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Daleks Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (1966) is the second of two films based on the television series Doctor Who.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daleks_%E2%80%93_Invasion_Earth:_2150_A.D.



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NGC 300 was discovered by Scottish astronomer James Dunlop on the 5th August 1826.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t48195445/ngc-300/

NGC 986 was discovered by Scottish astronomer James Dunlop on the 5th August 1826.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58240753/ngc-986/

NGC 5969 (also MCG 9-25-59 and PGC 55491) is a magnitude +14.4 elliptical galaxy located 544 million light-years away in the constellation Draco.
The galaxy was discovered by American astronomer Lewis A. Swift using a 40.6 cm (16 inch) Alvan Clark and Sons refractor at the Warner Observatory, East Avenue, Rochester, New York, on the 5th August 1885.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58241655/ngc-5969/

NGC 5971 (also MCG 9-26-2, UGC 9929 and PGC 55529) is a magnitude +13.8 spiral galaxy located 198 million light-years away in the constellation Draco.
NGC 5971, NGC 5963 and NGC 5965 form a triple group of galaxies.
The galaxy was discovered by American astronomer Lewis A. Swift using a 40.6 cm (16 inch) Alvan Clark and Sons refractor at the Warner Observatory, East Avenue, Rochester, New York, on the 5th August 1885.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58241642/ngc-5971/

NGC 6260 (also MCG 11-20-29 and PGC 59142) is a magnitude +13.9 face-on spiral galaxy located 302 million light-years away in the constellation Draco.
The galaxy was discovered by American astronomer Lewis A. Swift using a 40.6 cm (16 inch) Alvan Clark and Sons refractor at the Warner Observatory, East Avenue, Rochester, New York, on the 5th August 1886.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58241626/ngc-6260/

NGC 6275 (also PGC 59262) is a magnitude +14.3 compact galaxy located 311 million light-years away in the constellation Draco.
The galaxy was discovered by American astronomer Lewis A. Swift using a 40.6 cm (16 inch) Alvan Clark and Sons refractor at the Warner Observatory, East Avenue, Rochester, New York, on the 5th August 1886.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58241618/ngc-6275/

NGC 6424 (also MCG 12-17-1, UGC 10932 and PGC 60552) is a magnitude +14.1 elliptical galaxy located 359 million light-years away in the constellation Draco.
The galaxy was discovered by American astronomer Lewis A. Swift using a 40.6 cm (16 inch) Alvan Clark and Sons refractor at the Warner Observatory, East Avenue, Rochester, New York, on the 5th August 1885.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58241613/ngc-6424/

NGC 6711 was discovered by American astronomer Lewis A. Swift on the 5th August 1885.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58240733/ngc-6711/

NGC 6798 was discovered by American astronomer Lewis A. Swift on the 5th August 1885.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58240726/ngc-6798/

NGC 6801 was discovered by American astronomer Lewis A. Swift on the 5th August 1886.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58240716/ngc-6801/

NGC 7037 was discovered by British astronomer John Herschel on the 5th August 1829. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58240709/ngc-7037/

Observing target for today: NGC 6405
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44836376/messier-6/

NGC 7607 was discovered by German astronomer Wilhelm Tempel on the 5th August 1880.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58240700/ngc-7607/

NGC 7803 was discovered by American astronomer Lewis A. Swift on the 5th August 1886.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58240695/ngc-7803/



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Comet C/1080 P1 in the Constellation Lyra made its closest approach to the Earth (0.0641 AU, 24.9 Lunar Distance) on the 5th August 1080.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t60652449/comet-c1080-p1/

A lunar occultation of 3C 273 on the 5th August 1962, enabled radio astronomers to precisely fix its location.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t3136597/quasar-3c273/

Ellsworth UFO sighting
On August 5 and August 6, 1953 the US Military investigated a UFO incident in Bismarck, North Dakota. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellsworth_UFO_sighting

On August 5, 1916, a meteor fell into the sea near Peniscola, Spain
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t53833298/peniscola-meteor/



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Meteorites

The Chantonnay (L6 chondrite) meteorite fell in Centre, France, on the 5th August 1812.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44272469/chantonnay-meteorite/ 

The Petersburg (Eucrite-pmict) meteorite fell in Tennessee, USA, on the 5th August 1855.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44272488/petersburg-meteorite/

The Oviedo (H5) meteorite fell in Asturias, Spain, on the 5th August 1856.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44272501/oviedo-meteorite/

The Andover (L6) meteorite fell in Maine, USA, on the 5th August 1898.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44272507/andover-meteorite/

The Ufana (EL6) meteorite fell in Arusha, Tanzania, on the 5th August 1957.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44272515/ufana-meteorite/



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