AUGUST 5 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1100 – Henry I was crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey on the 5th August 1100.

1620 – The Mayflower departed from Southampton, England on the 5th August 1620, on its 1st attempt to reach North America.

1908 – Harold Holt the 17th Prime Minister of Australia was born on the 5th August 1908 (died 1967).

1928Jeff Carter the Australian photographer and author was born in Melbourne on the 5th August 1928 (died 25th October 2010 aged 82). Jeff Carter’s official website:

1930 ~ Neil Armstrong the American astronaut and first man on the Moon, was born on the 5th day of August in 1930 (died in 2012 aged 82).

1945 – Loni Anderson the American actress was born on the 5th August 1945.

1947 – Angry Anderson the Australian singer-songwriter from Rose TattooThe Party Boys, and Buster Brown was born on the 5th August 1947.

1953 – Samantha Sang the Australian singer was born on the 5th August 1953.

1962 – Nelson Mandela was jailed on the 5th August 1962, and not released until 1990.

Today in History for August 5th ~ video presented by the Associated Press

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