Today is Thursday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2021. There are 148 days remaining in the calendar year.

On August 5, 1962, South African anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela was arrested on expenses of leaving the place without having a passport and inciting employees to strike it was the starting of 27 many years of imprisonment.

In 1864, in the course of the Civil War, Union Adm. David G. Farragut led his fleet to victory in the Battle of Cell Bay, Alabama.

In 1921, a baseball game was broadcast for the first time as KDKA radio announcer Harold Arlin explained the action in between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Phillies from Forbes Field. (The Pirates gained, 8-5.)

In 1936, Jesse Owens of the United States gained the 200-meter sprint at the Berlin Olympics, amassing the 3rd of his 4 gold medals.

In 1953, Operation Major Switch began as remaining prisoners taken all through the Korean War have been exchanged at Panmunjom.

In 1954, 24 boxers grew to become the to start with inductees into the Boxing Corridor of Fame, like Henry Armstrong, Gentleman Jim Corbett, Jack Dempsey, Jack Johnson, Joe Louis and John L. Sullivan.

In 1964, U.S. Navy pilot Everett Alvarez Jr. became the initial American flier to be shot down and captured by North Vietnam he was held prisoner until eventually February 1973.

In 1974, the White Property introduced transcripts of subpoenaed tape recordings showing that President Richard Nixon and his main of workers, H.R. Haldeman, had talked about a approach in June 1972 to use the CIA to thwart the FBI’s Watergate investigation revelation of the tape sparked Nixon’s resignation.

In 1991, Democratic congressional leaders formally launched an investigation into irrespective of whether the 1980 Reagan-Bush campaign had secretly conspired with Iran to delay launch of American hostages until immediately after the presidential election, thereby protecting against an “October surprise” that supposedly would have benefited President Jimmy Carter. (A endeavor force later on concluded there was “no credible evidence” of these kinds of a offer.)

In 2002, the coral-encrusted gun turret of the Civil War ironclad USS Keep an eye on was lifted from the ground of the Atlantic, approximately 140 a long time following the historic warship sank for the duration of a storm.

In 2010, the Senate verified Elena Kagan, 63-37, as the Supreme Court’s 112th justice and the fourth woman in its record. Thirty-a few personnel were trapped in a copper mine in northern Chile following a tunnel caved in (all were being rescued after staying entombed for 69 times).

Ten several years ago: Conventional & Poor’s lowered the United States’ AAA credit score rating by one particular notch to AA-additionally. 

Five yrs in the past: The opening ceremony for the Summer season Olympics took spot in Rio de Janeiro as Brazil laced its substantial-electrical power social gathering with a sobering message of the dangers of worldwide warming.

Just one year ago: Authorities mentioned protesters in Portland, Oregon, barricaded about 20 law enforcement officers inside of a precinct and attempted to set it on hearth law enforcement utilized tear gasoline on the crowd for the 1st time considering the fact that U.S. agents sent by President Donald Trump still left the city the previous week. 

Today’s Birthdays: School Football Corridor of Famer and previous NFL participant Roman Gabriel is 81. Region songwriter Bobby Braddock is 81. Actor Loni Anderson is 76. Actor Erika Slezak is 75. Rock singer Rick Derringer is 74. Actor Holly Palance is 71. Pop singer Samantha Sang is 70. Rock musician Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister) is 66. Actor-singer Maureen McCormick is 65.