5 August It Happened Today
1100 Henry I is crowned King of England.
1729 Death of the English inventor of the steam engine, Thomas Newcomen.
1861 National income tax is introduced in the US.
1895 Death of German political writer and co-author of The Communist Manifesto, Friedrich Engels.
1906 Birth of American film director John Huston.
1984 Death of Welsh born actor, twice married to Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton.