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 This day in History - August 5
374 Historic Events for August 5
135

Betar last outpost of Bar Kochba falls to Rome

Event
1071

Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes captured/Islam advances through Europe

Event
1157

Dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies

Death
1264

Anti-Jewish riots break out in Arnstadt Germany

Event
1391

Castilian sailors fire attack Jewish ghetto of Barcelona, 100's killed

Event
1391

Jews are massacred in Toledo and Barcelona Spain

Event
1399

Battle at Worskla: Tataren beat Russians and Litouwers

Event
1420

Duke John VI of Bavaria visits "Christ's bride"/virgin Liduina

Event
1435

Battle at Ponza: king Alfonso V of Arag¢n captured by Genuezen

Event
1540

Joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating

Birth
1543

French and Turkish troops occupy Nice

Event
1583

Gilbert claims Newfoundland (1st English colony in North America)

Event
1587

Spanish troops conquer Lock

Event
1604

John Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized

Birth
1607

Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer

Birth
1623

Antonio Cesti, composer

Birth
1624

William, Jamestown Va, 1st black child born in English America

Birth
1644

J Henry Alting, theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61

Death
1654

French troops occupy Stenay

Event
1666

English fleet beats Dutch under Michiel the Ruyter

Event
1667

State of Holland obtain Eternal Edict

Event
1694

Leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo, composer

Birth
1711

Johan Lulofs, Dutch physicist/philosopher/astronomer

Birth
1716

Battle at Peterwardein: Eugenius van Savoye beats Turks

Event
1745

Skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots

Event