Historical Events for 5th August 2018

135 – Betar last outpost of Bar Kochba falls to Rome
1264 – Anti-Jewish riots break out in Arnstadt Germany
1420 – Duke John VI of Bavaria visits Dutch mystic Lidwina (Christ’s bride)
1846 – Oregon territory divided between US and Britain at 49th parallel
1914 – Cuba, Uruguay, Mexico and Argentina proclaim neutrality in WW I
1914 – Montenegro declares war against Austria-Hungary in World War I
1948 – A Swedish sweep of the medals in the 3000m steeplechase at the London Olympics with Tore Sjöstrand taking gold ahead of team mates Erik Elmsäter and Göte Hagström
1962 – Nelson Mandela arrested for incitement and for illegally leaving South Africa
1989 – First ever dead heat in harness racing’s Hambletonian; Park Avenue Joe and Probe tie the 3rd and final heat; Park Avenue Joe wins series on count back
2015 – Fishing boat carrying around 600 migrants sinks of the coast of Libya, 373 rescued

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