We are the 218th day of the year, we celebrate Saint-Abel. Born in Scotland, died in Belgium around 770, he was bishop of Reims. The sun rises one minute later at 6:31 a.m. and sets one minute earlier at 9:21 p.m.
The saying: " At Saint-Abel, honey time "
- Some 5 August -
1850: birth of Guy de Maupassant (died July 6, 1893)
1914: first electric red light, in Cleveland (United States)
1952: start of the Dominici affair, named after the old peasant accused of having murdered the British couple Drummond and their little girl in the Basses-Alpes.
1962: actress Marilyn Monroe is found dead at her home in Los Angeles
1963: signing of the Moscow treaty on the partial cessation of atomic tests
1984: death of actor Richard Burton
1997: a South Korean Boeing crashes on the American island of Guam in the Pacific (226 dead)
2007: death of Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, academician and former archbishop of Paris
2010: in Chile, 33 miners remain stranded in the gold and copper mine of San José after a landslide. On October 13, the rise to the surface of the last of them put an end to 69 days of an unprecedented ordeal
2012: Jamaican Usain Bolt, sprint superstar, retains his Olympic 100m title at the London Olympics, with the second fastest time in history
2018: a powerful earthquake shakes the Indonesian island of Lombok (south), killing more than 550
2019: death of Toni Morrison, first black-American author to receive the Nobel for literature
- It's their birthday -
Shigeru Ban, Japanese architect born in 1957
Marine Le Pen, politician born in 1968