Today in History (7) August 5


Today in History

August 5 Worldwide History

Sunday, August 5, 1990
The United States sends a Marine company into Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, to evacuate US citizens because of a rebel threat to arrest Americans in order to provoke foreign intervention in the civil war.

Monday, August 5, 1996
US President Bill Clinton signs a bill to punish foreign businesses that invest in Iran and Libya.

1962 – Apartheid in South Africa:
Nelson Mandela is jailed. He would not be released until 1990 .

1963 – The United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban treaty.

Thursday, August 5, 2004
Nigerian police arrest some thirty people in Anambra state after fifty corpses and twenty skulls are discovered in raids on fetish shrines.

2010 – The Copiapó mining accident occurs, trapping 33 Chilean miners approximately 2,300 ft (700 m) below the ground.

2015 – The Environmental Protection Agency at Gold King Mine waste water spill releases 3 million gallons of heavy metal toxin tailings and waste water into the Animas River in Colorado.

Thursday, August 5, 2004
Locust swarms ravaging crops in parts of North Africa invade the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott stripping trees bare.


√Daily Report
√New York Times

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