It was a sad day on August 5th, 1962. Famous actress/model Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her bedroom. Her death was ruled a suicide and a bottle of empty sleeping pills was found next to her. Her real name was known as Norma Jean Mortenson or Norma Jean Baker.

Magic is real people!

It’s August 5th and just like the days before and the ones to come, the history is weird, a little scary and we’ve got a list of them for you to enjoy. Every morning I wake up grateful for the day and wonder what strangeness is associated with it. (Yes, I admit I’m a different breed of human) Knowing major historical events is crucial to understanding how we live today. Seeing what happened in the past intrigues me.

You might think I’m ghastly, but I find history fascinating because of the weird and scary things that happen. Here are 5 of the weirdest and scariest facts for August 5th. Enjoy!

Alexis Zarycki is your average girl with the hopes of leaving an everlasting impact on the world. Follow her on Instagram @official_lexpaige