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Born August 5th
1876: Mary Ritter Beard, American historian and writer.
1906: John Houston, film director of such movies as The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Maltese Falcon.
1908: Miriam Rothschild, English scientist and writer.
1923: Richard G. Kleindienst, one of the key officials who helped elect Richard Nixon to the presidency in 1969.
1930: Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.
August 5th
in history
1892: Harriet Tubman receives a pension from Congress for her work as a nurse, spy and scout during the Civil War.
1914: The British Expeditionary Force mobilizes for World War I.
1914: The first electric traffic signal lights are installed in Cleveland, Ohio.
1915: The Austro-German Army takes Warsaw, in present-day Poland, on the Eastern Front.
1916: The British navy defeats the Ottomans at the naval battle off Port Said, Egypt.