On This Day 5 August

Important Days

Important Events

1763 – Pontiac’s War: Battle of Bushy Run: British forces led by Henry Bouquet defeat Chief Pontiac’s Indians at Bushy Run.

2010 – The Copiapó mining accident occurs, trapping 33 Chilean miners approximately 2,300 ft (700 m) below the ground for 69 days.
2010 – Ten members of International Assistance Mission Nuristan Eye Camp team are killed by persons unknown in Kuran wa Munjan District of Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan.
2012 – The Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting took place in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, killing six victims; the perpetrator committed suicide after being wounded by police.
2015 – The Environmental Protection Agency at Gold King Mine waste water spill releases three million gallons of heavy metal toxin tailings and waste water into the Animas River in Colorado

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1950 – Mahendra Karma, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 2013)

1969 – Venkatesh Prasad, Indian cricketer and coach

1974 – Kajol, Indian film actress

1987 – Genelia D’Souza, Indian actress

Death/ Death Anniversary

2000 – Lala Amarnath, Indian cricketer who scored India’s first Test century (b. 1911)

2014 – Chapman Pincher, Indian-English historian, journalist, and author (b. 1914)