August 5, 2010 – The San Jose copper-gold mine in Chile caves in, trapping 33 miners underground

August 5, 2010 – The San Jose copper-gold mine in Chile caves in, trapping 33 miners underground

On this day in 2010, a 121-year-old copper-gold mine caves in in the Atacama Desert, located in northern Chile.

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August 5, 1944 – Hundreds of Jews are freed from forced labor in Warsaw

August 5, 1944 – Hundreds of Jews are freed from forced labor in Warsaw

On this day in 1944, Polish insurgents liberate a German forced-labor camp in Warsaw, freeing 348 Jewish prisoners, who join in a general uprising against the German occupiers of the city.

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