11 things that happened this day in history - 5th August

Marilyn Monroe

Here's a note of 11 things that happened this day in history.

1. 1100 - Henry I is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey

2. 1305 - William Wallace, aka Braveheart, who led the Scottish resistance against England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London where he is put on trial and executed

3. 1862 - Joseph Merrick, Elephant Man, is born

4. 1930 - Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, was born

5. 1936 - Jesse Owens wins his 3rd Olympic medal at the Berlin Olympics

6. 1962 - Marilyn Monroe is found dead at her home

7. 1962 - Nelson Mandela is arrested for incitement and illegally leaving South Africa

8. 1964 - The U.S. begins bombing North Vietnam

9. 1966 - Martin Luther King, Jr. is stoned during a Chicago march

10. 1974 - President Nixon admits he withheld information about the Watergate break-in

11. 2010 - Model Naomi Campbell confirms former President of Liberia Charles Taylor gave her diamonds she described as 'dirty looking stones'

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeopleshistory

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