August 5th is known as Work Like a Dog Day as well as Underwear Day.
This day marks the 217th day of 2023, and there’s only 147 days left of the year.
You’re about to learn all the major historical events, celebrity births and deaths that all just happened to occur on August 5th in years gone by.
Did you know that on this day in 1864, astronomer Giovanni Donati became the first person to observe the spectrum of a comet? This helped him conclude that comets are partially made of gas.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about August 5th in history!
What memorable events happened on August 5 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Volkswagen launched the Flying Tiger, its first working prototype flying car.
The world’s first lab-grown bovine stem cell burger was consumed in London.
The leader in Scotland’s fight for independence, William Wallace, was captured and later trialed and executed in London.
His execution happened on August 23, 1305, when he was stripped naked, attached to a horse by the heels, and dragged through the city streets. Then he was hung, drawn, and quartered.
Is today your birthday? If so, you share this special day with Neil Armstrong! Check out more famous people born on this day below.
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Unfortunately, August 5th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Alec Guinness was an English actor born on April 2, 1914. He died on this day in 2000, at age 86 in Midhurst, West Sussex, England, UK.
Aug 5, 2000 (Age 86)
Below are the most famous quotes people have said or written on this day throughout history.
Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.
George W. Bush
The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
Are you looking for something to do today? Well, here’s a few special days that might just give you some ideas.
Work Like a Dog Day
Some people seem to have neverending energy reserves and will work like a dog all day, come rain, hail, or shine. Work Like a Dog Day is a day to honor and pay respect to all the hard-working men and women around the world who never seem to stop working!
National Underwear Day
National Underwear Day was invented by Freshpair, an underwear brand, as a way of promoting body positivity. People of all shapes, sizes, and colors should be proud of their bodies, and what better way than to strut around the house today in your underwear?
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Margherita Pizza uses tomato, mozzarella, and basil toppings to represent the Italian national flag. It was initially to honor the Queen of Italy in 1890.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on August 5th share the Leo zodiac sign.
Leos are larger than life, and they love to be seen and heard. Their typical traits include being confident, ambitious, loyal, generous, and big-hearted.
People born in August all have the Peridot birthstone. Did you know that the largest peridot in the world weighs an astonishing 311.8 carats? That’s equivalent to 62.35 grams. It can be found at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
If you were born on August 5th, your estimated date of conception would be November 12th in the previous year.
A baby conceived on this day will likely be born around April 28th, 2024.