On This Day🌄 Aug 5

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25 – Guangwu claimed the throne as emperor of the Han dynasty after Wang Mang, who had seized the throne himself and proclaimed the Xin dynasty, died when peasant rebels besieged Chang'an.

1772 – Russia, Prussia and Habsburg Austria began the First Partition of Poland to help restore the regional balance of power in Eastern Europe among those three countries.

1888 – Bertha Benz made the first long-distance automobile trip, going 106 km (66 mi) from Mannheim to Pforzheim, Germany, in a Benz Patent-Motorwagen (pictured), returning the next day.

1916 – First World War: The British Empire's Sinai and Palestine Campaign began with a victory in the Battle of Romani.

1981 – US President Ronald Reagan fired the 11,345 striking members of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization en masse.

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