Historical Events for 5th August 2019

1435 – Battle at Ponza: king Alfonso V of Aragon captured by Genuezen
1864 – Spectrum of a comet observed for 1st time, by Giovanni Donati
1914 – US and Nicaragua sign treaty granting canal rights to US
1914 – Montenegro declares war against Austria-Hungary in World War I
1915 – The Latin-American Conference Convenes in Washington, with representatives from leading South American nations joining the US to discuss conditions in Mexico
1966 – Beatles release single “Yellow Submarine” with “Eleanor Rigby” in UK
1970 – Robert Morley’s “How the Other Half Loves” premieres in London
1998 – The American spin-off “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, starring Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady, debuts on ABC
2017 – Jamaican sprint super-star Usain Bolt finishes 3rd behind Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman in his final individual race, the 100m at IAAF World Championships in London
2018 – Vintage Junkers Ju-52 plane crashes near Flims, Switzerland, killing all 20 on board

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