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Top 10 August 5 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. In August 2013, Google went down for 5 minutes and, as a result, took 40% of all internet traffic with it

  2. On August 16, 2013, Google went down for 5 minutes and in that time, the global internet traffic dropped by 40%.

  3. On August 5, 1981, following the PATCO workers' refusal to return to work, Ronald Reagan fired 11,345 striking air traffic controllers who had ignored the order

  4. In August of 2000, two women were kicked out of the Dodger's stadium for kissing. To apologize, the Dodger's donated 5,000 tickets to gay-rights groups and hosted the first "gay night" at a pro baseball game the following month with the women getting seats behind home plate.

  5. August 6th, 1945 at 8:16 a.m. is the deadliest moment in history, killing over 70,000 people in 5 seconds.

  6. The battle occurred on August 5, 1864.

  7. August Weismann removed the tails of 68 mice over 5 generations to prove that Lamarck's Theory of Inheritance was wrong.

  8. Ford resigned from Edison and on August 5, 1899 he founded the Detroit Automobile Company with the financial backing of William H. Murphy but the company closed in January 1901.

  9. There is a short but intense summer plankton bloom. This results in about 5 million tonnes of plankton being produced in August and September. Annually the total is 7 million tonnes.

  10. Leonardo's earliest surviving work in a pen and ink drawing of the Arno valley drawn on August 5, 1473.

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Every year on August 1st at 5:00pm thousands od poles stop for a minute in total silence to pay tribute to the heroic warsaw insurgents. The Warsaw Uprising anniversary.

The signing of the Declaration of Independence didn't occur on July 4, 1776. After the Continental Congress voted to declare independence on July 2, the final language of the document was approved on July 4, and it was printed and distributed on July 4–5. The actual signing was on August 2, 1776

Sheridan died on August 5, 1888 of heart failure in Dartmouth, Massachusetts at the age of fifty-seven.

General Arthur Currie, Commander of the Canadian Corps in WWI and one of the Western Front's top strategists, embezzled $10,000(~$250,000 today) to save himself from bankruptcy following a real estate market decline in British Columbia in July of 1914, 5 days before the war started, August 4th.

Every Year on August 5, The Curiosity Rover Sings "Happy Birthday" to itself on Mars

On August 5, 1864, Farragut took the last open Confederate port of Mobile, Alabama in the Battle of Mobile Bay, which is where he said the famous quote, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead"

In August 2014, after a 5 week election a dog named Duke was elected as the Mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota. The dog ‘won by a landslide’ and his payment for the post was a year’s supply of kibble.

August 7, 1932 'The Law of Spikelets" was adopted in the USSR. According to that law, anyone collecting even the handful of grain left behind in the fields AFTER the harvest was collected, was sentenced to death or 5-10 years in prison.

On August 5, 1989, the Dermott, Arkansas City Council passed an ordinance prohibiting children from breaking curfew, by providing for a sentence of 30 days in jail with 2 days in an open-air public stockade for their parents.

Las Trece Rosas" (the Thirteen Roses) is the name given in Spain to a group of thirteen young women who were executed by a Francoist firing squad just after the conclusion of the Spanish Civil War on 5 August 1939, now 79 years ago.

Durian starts to produce fruit 5 years after planting. Ripe fruit is available from June to August. Tree can produce fruit two times per year. Older trees produce fruit of best quality.

The Republic of Indian Stream or Indian Stream Republic was an unrecognized constitutional republic in North America, along the section of the border that divides the current Canadian province of Quebec from the U.S. state of New Hampshire. It existed from July 9, 1832, to August 5, 1835.

The Jackson 5's original audition tape sent to Motown Records in August 1967 was rejected. They were turned down again after a second taped audition in July 1968. They were finally signed in 1969 and went on to have four number one singles within a year and became Motown's best-selling group.

This guy between August 30th 1998 and August 19th 1999 photographed the Sun 36 times on a single frame of 60-mm film. The pictures were taken exactly at 5:45 UT (Universal time) of every tenth day.

Female gives birth to 6 to 12 live babies after 4 to 5 months of pregnancy. Young slow worms are born during the August and September. They are 1.6 inches long at birth and covered with golden stripes.

John Hinckley Jr, would-be assassin of US President Ronald Reagan, is set to be released as early as tomorrow, 5 August 2016.