On August 5:
1305 William Wallace who led the Scottish resistance to English rule was arrested
|Sir William Wallace|
1620 The Mayflower left Southampton on its first attempt to reach North America.
Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor by William Halsall (1882
1962 Nelson Mandela was jailed.
1988 The Cartwright report was released, condemning the “unfortunate experiment” for treating cervical cancer at National Women’s Hospital.
Sourced from Wikipedia and NZ History Online.