August 5 in history

August 5, 2009

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.

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