Historical Events for 5th August 2021

1882 – Standard Oil of New Jersey is established
1914 – 1st electric traffic light installed in the USA on the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio
1944 – German forces begin the mass killing of between 40,000 and 50,000 Polish civilians in the Wola district of Warsaw during the uprising
1956 – KUAM TV channel 8 in Agana, GU (CBS/ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 – WCYB TV channel 5 in Bristol-Kingsport, Virginia (NBC) begins broadcasting
1964 – US begins bombing North Vietnam
1982 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 – US Senate votes for SDI-project (“Star Wars”)
1995 – 5th Athletics World Championships open at Gothenburg, Sweden
2015 – Torrential rains and flooding leave at least 178 people dead in India, in the wake of Cyclone Komen

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