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Historical Events - August 5.
: Maharaja Nand Kumar was hanged in Calcutta for forgery. He was the first Indian to be executed by hanging.
: Karl Benz, the inventor of the car, patented his first car in 1886. But the credit for driving this car alone for long distances goes to his wife. She went to the city 104 km away from this car on this day.
: Nelson Mandela was jailed.
: American actress Marilyn Monroe was found dead at her home from a drug overdose.
: The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 began as Pakistani soldiers cross the Line of Control dressed as locals.
: Justice Leila Seth became the first woman Chief Justice of the High Court in India.
: Revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir (state) occurred and the state was bifurcated into two union territories viz Jammu and Kashmir (union territory) and Ladakh.
: M. A. Muthiah Chettiar, an Indian banker, politician, philanthropist, socialite, and cultural activist.
: Shivmangal Singh Suman, a noted Hindi poet and academician.
: Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the Moon.
: Venkatesh Prasad, a former Indian cricketer.
: Kajol, an Indian film actress.
: Sachin Bansal, an Indian entrepreneur. He is best known as the co-founder of Flipkart.
: Genelia D’Souza, an Indian film actress and model.
: Gopinath Bordoloi, the first Chief Minister of Assam.
: Marilyn Monroe, an American actress, model, and singer.
: Soichiro Honda, founder of the Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
: Achyut Patwardhan, an Indian independence activist and political leader and founder of the Socialist Party of India.
: Lala Amarnath Bharadwaj, an Indian cricketer. He was the first batsman ever to score a century for India in Test cricket.
: Henry Chapman Pincher, an English journalist, historian, and novelist.