Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar page for August 5, 2020:

32nd calendar week, 218th day of the year

148 days until the end of the year

Astrological sign Leo

Name day: Oswald


2019 - Hong Kong opposition leaders call a general strike to protest China's influence. In the course of the almost daily demonstrations, the clashes on both sides become increasingly violent.

2018 - Mario Gomez leaves the national soccer team. The striker of the Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart is the second player after Mesut Özil to leave the national team after the preliminary round elimination at the World Cup in Russia.

2013 - Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos buys the traditional US newspaper “Washington Post” for $ 250 million (€ 188 million) from his personal assets.

2010 - In Chile's Atacama Desert, 33 miners are buried in a copper mine at a depth of around 700 meters. On October 13, all of them will be brought to the surface of the earth individually with a rescue capsule.

2005 - Springer-Verlag announces the takeover of Germany's largest TV group ProSiebenSat.1. After months of wrestling with cartel and media guards, Springer decided not to buy in 2006.

1995 - The United States and Vietnam reopen full diplomatic relations 20 years after the end of the Vietnam War. The following day, US Secretary of State Warren Christopher opened the new US embassy in Hanoi.

1955 - The millionth Volkswagen rolls off the assembly line in Wolfsburg, sprayed in gold bronze and with small, sparkling diamonds on the bumpers.

1950 - The Charter of German Expellees is signed by 30 representatives of German expellees and announced the following day in front of Stuttgart Palace and throughout Germany.

1920 - The Reichstag passes the Disarmament Act. According to the provisions of the Versailles Treaty, all military weapons must be surrendered in civilian possession.


1955 - Hans Peter Wollseifer (65), German entrepreneur, President of the Central Association of German Crafts (ZDH) since 2014

1950 - Rosi Mittermaier (70), German ski racer, double Olympic gold medalist and silver medalist at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck

1940 - Norbert Gansel (80), German politician (SPD), Mayor of Kiel 1997-2003

1935 - Michael Ballhaus, German cameraman ("The Marriage of Maria Braun", "Lili Marleen", "GoodFellas - Three Decades in the Mafia"), died 2017

1930 - Neil Armstrong, American astronaut, 1969 first man on the moon, died 2012


2000 - Alec Guinness, British actor (Oscar 1958 for "The Bridge on Kwai", "Ladykillers"), born 1914

1895 - Friedrich Engels, German politician, publicist and philosopher (writings including: "The development of socialism from utopia to science", "Dialectic of nature" and together with Karl Marx "The manifesto of the Communist Party"), born. 1820

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