What happened on July 5? There are more than 278 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About July 5

July 5 In HistoryJuly 5 is the 187th day of the year 2020. There are 179 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday. This day falls under the 27th week of the year 2020.

On this day in New York, New York 10001 sunrise occured at 05:31 AM and sunset occured at 08:30 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Cancer. The modern birthstone for this month is Ruby while the mystical birthstone is Ruby.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 222 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For July 5

  • 1295
    Scotland and France form an alliance, the so-called “Auld Alliance”, against England.
  • 1316
    Battle of Manolada between the Burgundian and Majorcan claimants of the Principality of Achaea
  • 1610
    John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.
  • 1687
    Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
  • 1770
    The Battle of Chesma between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire begins.
  • 1775
    The Second Continental Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition.
  • 1803
    The Convention of Artlenburg leads to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king).
  • 1809
    The Battle of Wagram, the largest of the Napoleonic Wars.
  • 1811
    Venezuela declares independence from Spain.
  • 1813
    War of 1812: three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin.
  • 1814
    War of 1812: Battle of Chippawa – American Major General Jacob Brown defeats British General Phineas Riall at Chippawa, Ontario.
  • 1830
    France invades Algeria.
  • 1833
    Admiral Charles Napier defeats the navy of the Portuguese usurper Dom Miguel at the third Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
  • 1865
    The Salvation Army is founded in the East End of London, England.
  • 1878
    The coat of arms of the Baku governorate is established.
  • 1884
    Germany takes possession of Cameroon.
  • 1934
    “Bloody Thursday” – Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco.
  • 1935
    The National Labor Relations Act, which governs labor relations in the United States, is signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1937
    Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.
  • 1940
    World War II: the United Kingdom and the Vichy France government break off diplomatic relations.
  • 1941
    World War II: German troops reach the Dnieper River.
  • 1943
    World War II: An Allied invasion fleet sails for Sicily (Operation Husky, July 10, 1943).
  • 1945
    World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared.
  • 1947
    Larry Doby signs a contract with the Cleveland Indians baseball team, becoming the first black player in the American League. (Jackie Robinson had broken the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in the National League 11 weeks earlier.)
  • 1948
    National Health Service Acts created the national public health systems in the United Kingdom
  • 1950
    Korean War: Task Force Smith – First clash between American and North Korean forces in the Battle of Osan.
  • 1950
    Zionism: the Knesset passes the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel.
  • 1951
    William Shockley invents the junction transistor.
  • 1954
    The Andhra Pradesh High Court is established.
  • 1954
    The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
  • 1962
    The Late Late Show, the world’s longest-running chat show by the same broadcaster, airs on RTÉ One for the first time.
  • 1962
    Algeria becomes independent from France.
  • 1970
    Air Canada Flight 621 crashes near Toronto International Airport killing 109 people.
  • 1971
    Right to vote: the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 years, is formally certified by President Richard Nixon.
  • 1973
    Catastrophic BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) in Kingman, Arizona, following a fire that broke out as propane is being transferred from a railroad car to a storage tank, kills 11 firefighters.
  • 1975
    Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title.
  • 1975
    Cape Verde gains its independence from Portugal.
  • 1977
    Military coup in Pakistan: Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, is overthrown.
  • 1987
    First instance of the LTTE using suicide attacks on Sri Lankan Army. The Black Tigers are born, and in the following years continue to use the tactic to deadly effect.
  • 1989
    Iran-Contra Affair: Oliver North is sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell to a three-year suspended prison term, two years probation, $150,000 in fines and 1,200 hours community service. His convictions are later overturned.
  • 1995
    Armenia adopts its constitution, four years after their independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 1996
    Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.
  • 1998
    Japan launches a probe to Mars, and thus joins the United States and Russia as a space exploring nation.
  • 1999
    U.S. President Bill Clinton imposes trade and economic sanctions against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
  • 1999
    Wolverhampton, England is hit by storms which include a tornado. The area is hit again with severe storms on August 1.
  • 2004
    The first Indonesian presidential election is held.
  • 2006
    North Korea launches at least two short-range Nodong-2 missiles, one SCUD missile and one long-range Taepodong-2 missile.
  • 2009
    A series of violent riots break out in Ürümqi, the capital city of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China.
  • 2009
    Roger Federer wins a record 15th Grand Slam title in tennis, winning a five set match against Andy Roddick at Wimbledon.
  • 2009
    The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered, consisting of more than 1,500 items, is found near the village of Hammerwich, near Lichfield, in Staffordshire, England.

Who Were Born On July 5?

  • 1029
    Ma'ad al-Mustansir Billah, Egyptian Caliph (d. 1094)
  • 1321
    Joan of The Tower, Queen consort of King David II of Scotland (d. 1362)
  • 1547
    Garzia de' Medici, Prince of Tuscany (d. 1562)
  • 1549
    Francesco Maria Del Monte, Italian diplomat (d. 1627)
  • 1586
    Thomas Hooker, English Connecticut colonist (d. 1647)
  • 1653
    Thomas Pitt, British Governor of Madras (d. 1726)
  • 1670
    Countess Palatine Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg, German-born Duchess of Parma (d. 1748)
  • 1675
    Mary Walcott, American accuser at the Salem witch trials (d. after 1719)
  • 1717
    Peter III of Portugal, consort of Queen Maria I of Portugal (d. 1786)
  • 1718
    Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, English Viceroy of Ireland (d. 1794)
  • 1745
    Carl Arnold Kortum, German physician (d. 1824)
  • 1755
    Sarah Siddons, British actress (d. 1831)
  • 1780
    François Carlo Antommarchi, French physician (d. 1838)
  • 1793
    Pavel Pestel, Russian revolutionary (d. 1826)
  • 1794
    Sylvester Graham, American nutritionist (d. 1851)
  • 1801
    David Farragut, American naval commander (d. 1870)
  • 1802
    Pavel Nakhimov, Russian admiral (d. 1855)
  • 1805
    Jérôme Napoleon Bonaparte, French prince (d. 1870)
  • 1805
    Robert FitzRoy, British naval officer and meteorologist (d. 1865)
  • 1810
    P.T. Barnum, American circus owner (d. 1891)
  • 1820
    William John Macquorn Rankine, Scottish engineer and physicist (d. 1872)
  • 1829
    Ignacio Mariscal, Mexican writer and diplomat (d. 1910)
  • 1832
    Pavel Chistyakov, Russian painter (d. 1919)
  • 1841
    William C. Whitney, American financier (d. 1904)
  • 1853
    Cecil Rhodes, British founder of Rhodesia (d. 1902)
  • 1857
    Clara Zetkin, German socialist (d. 1933)
  • 1860
    Robert Bacon, American politician (d. 1919)
  • 1872
    Édouard Herriot, French politician (d. 1957)
  • 1874
    Eugen Fischer, German physician (d. 1967)
  • 1879
    Dwight F. Davis, American tennis player and politician (d. 1945)
  • 1879
    Wanda Landowska, Polish harpsichordist (d. 1959)
  • 1880
    Jan Kubelík, Czech violinist (d. 1940)
  • 1882
    Inayat Khan, Indian sufi (d. 1927)
  • 1885
    André Lhote, French painter (d. 1962)
  • 1885
    Blas Infante, Spanish politician (d. 1936)
  • 1886
    Willem Drees, Dutch politician and centenarian (d. 1988)
  • 1888
    Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1963)
  • 1889
    Jean Cocteau, French writer (d. 1963)
  • 1890
    Frederick Lewis Allen, American social historian (d. 1954)
  • 1891
    John Howard Northrop, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)
  • 1891
    Tin Ujević, Croatian poet (d. 1955)
  • 1895
    Gordon Jacob, English composer (d. 1984)
  • 1898
    Georgios Grivas, Cyprus-born Greek army officer and guerrilla figure (d. 1974)
  • 1899
    Marcel Achard, French playwright, screenwriter and author (d. 1974)
  • 1900
    Yoshimaro Yamashina, Japanese ornithologist (d. 1989)
  • 1901
    Sergey Obraztsov, Soviet puppet master (d. 1992)
  • 1902
    Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., American diplomat (d. 1985)
  • 1904
    Ernst Mayr, American biologist (d. 2005)
  • 1904
    Harold Acton, American writer and dilettante (d. 1994)
  • 1904
    Milburn Stone, American actor (d. 1980)
  • 1905
    Myles Horton, American educator and Civil Rights Movement figure (d. 1990)
  • 1910
    Georges Vedel, French public law professor (d. 2002)
  • 1910
    Robert K. Merton, American sociologist (d. 2003)
  • 1911
    Georges Pompidou, French politician (d. 1974)
  • 1912
    Mack David, American lyricist (d. 1993)
  • 1913
    George Costakis, Greek art collector (d. 1990)
  • 1913
    Smiley Lewis, American rhythm and blues vocalist and guitarist (d. 1966)
  • 1914
    Gerda Gilboe, Danish actress (d. 2009)
  • 1915
    John Woodruff, American distance runner (d. 2007)
  • 1918
    George Rochberg, American composer (d. 2005)
  • 1918
    K. Karunakaran, senior politician from Kerala, India (d. 2010)
  • 1918
    René Lecavalier, French-Canadian radio host and sportscaster (d. 1999)
  • 1920
    Mary Louise Hancock, American politician and activist
  • 1922
    Bob Duffy, American basketball player
  • 1924
    János Starker, Hungarian cellist
  • 1924
    Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator (d. 2001)
  • 1925
    Fernando De Szyszlo, Peruvian abstract artist.
  • 1928
    Katherine Helmond, American actress
  • 1928
    Pierre Mauroy, French politician
  • 1928
    Warren Oates, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1931
    Bill Skiles, American comic (d. 2011)
  • 1931
    Ismail Mahomed, South African and Namibian Chief Justice (d. 2000)
  • 1932
    Billy Laughlin, American actor (d. 1948)
  • 1932
    Gyula Horn, Hungarian politician
  • 1935
    John Gilmore, American true crime author
  • 1936
    James Mirrlees, Scottish economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1936
    Shirley Knight, American actress
  • 1938
    Ronnie Self, American rock singer and songwriter (d. 1981)
  • 1939
    Booker Edgerson, American football player
  • 1940
    Chuck Close, American painter and photographer
  • 1942
    Johannes Löhr, German football player and coach
  • 1943
    Curt Blefary, American baseball player (d. 2001)
  • 1943
    Robbie Robertson, Canadian guitarist (The Band)
  • 1945
    Humberto Benítez Treviño, Mexican politician and Attorney General of México
  • 1946
    Gerardus 't Hooft, Dutch physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1946
    Paul Smith, British fashion designer
  • 1946
    Pierre-Marc Johnson, Québécois lawyer, physician and politician
  • 1948
    William Hootkins, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1950
    Huey Lewis, American singer (Huey Lewis and the News)
  • 1950
    Michael Monarch, American guitarist (Steppenwolf)
  • 1951
    Goose Gossage, American baseball player
  • 1951
    Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer
  • 1951
    Roger Wicker, American politician
  • 1952
    David Pinkney, British racing driver
  • 1954
    Jimmy Crespo, American guitarist (Aerosmith)
  • 1954
    John Wright, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1954
    Leni Björklund, Swedish politician
  • 1955
    Peter McNamara, Australian tennis player
  • 1956
    James Lofton, American football player and coach
  • 1956
    Patsy Pease, American actress
  • 1957
    David Hanson, British politician
  • 1957
    Doug Wilson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1958
    Bill Watterson, American cartoonist
  • 1958
    Paul Daniel, British opera and symphony conductor
  • 1959
    Marc Cohn, American singer and songwriter
  • 1960
    Brad Loree, Canadian actor and stunt performer
  • 1960
    James M. Kelly, American politician
  • 1960
    Pruitt Taylor Vince, American actor
  • 1961
    Isabelle Poulenard, French soprano
  • 1961
    Patrizia Scianca, Italian voice actress
  • 1963
    Dorien Wilson, American actor
  • 1963
    Edie Falco, American actress
  • 1963
    Mark Stockwell, Australian swimmer
  • 1963
    Russ Lorenson, American singer and actor
  • 1964
    Jimmy Demers, American singer and writer
  • 1965
    Eyran Katsenelenbogen, Israeli jazz pianist
  • 1966
    Claudia Wells, American actress
  • 1966
    Gianfranco Zola, Italian football player and coach
  • 1966
    Kathryn Erbe, American actress
  • 1966
    Susannah Doyle, British actress
  • 1967
    Silvia Ziche, Italian comics artist
  • 1968
    Alex Zülle, Swiss cyclist
  • 1968
    John Ruskin, Canadian celebrity interviewer and musician (The Evaporators)
  • 1968
    Ken Akamatsu, Japanese manga artist
  • 1968
    Kenji Ito, Japanese composer
  • 1969
    Jenji Kohan, American television writer and producer
  • 1969
    Jeremy Spake, English television personality
  • 1969
    John LeClair, American hockey player
  • 1969
    RZA, American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan)
  • 1970
    Andre Hicks, American rapper (d. 2004)
  • 1971
    Derek McInnes, Scottish footballer
  • 1972
    Robert Esmie, Canadian athlete
  • 1973
    Bengt Lagerberg, Swedish drummer (The Cardigans)
  • 1973
    Marcus Allbäck, Swedish footballer
  • 1973
    Róisín Murphy, Irish singer-songwriter (Moloko)
  • 1973
    René Spies, German bobsledder
  • 1974
    Márcio Amoroso, Brazilian footballer
  • 1975
    Ai Sugiyama, Japanese tennis player
  • 1975
    Gunnar Thomsen, Faroese bassist (Týr)
  • 1975
    Hernán Crespo, Argentinian footballer
  • 1975
    Kip Gamblin, Australian dancer and actor
  • 1975
    Thomas Pentz, American DJ, producer and songwriter
  • 1976
    Bizarre, American rapper (D12)
  • 1976
    Nuno Gomes, Portuguese footballer
  • 1977
    Nicolas Kiefer, German tennis player
  • 1977
    Royce da 5'9\", American rapper
  • 1979
    Amélie Mauresmo, French tennis player
  • 1979
    Shane Filan, Irish singer (Westlife)
  • 1979
    Stiliyan Petrov, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1979
    Tim Coly, German rugby player
  • 1980
    David Rozehnal, Czech footballer
  • 1980
    Eva Green, French actress
  • 1980
    Jason Wade, American singer and guitarist (Lifehouse)
  • 1981
    Gianne Albertoni, Brazilian model
  • 1981
    Jesse Crain, Canadian baseball player
  • 1981
    Ryan Hansen, American actor
  • 1982
    Alberto Gilardino, Italian footballer
  • 1982
    Philippe Gilbert, Belgian cyclist
  • 1983
    Zheng Jie, Chinese tennis player
  • 1984
    Danay Garcia, Cuban actress
  • 1984
    Marion Trott, German skeleton racer
  • 1984
    Yu Yamada, Japanese model, actress and singer
  • 1985
    Megan Rapinoe, American soccer player (U.S. Women’s National Team)
  • 1985
    Nick O'Malley, English bassist (Arctic Monkeys)
  • 1985
    Stephanie McIntosh, Australian singer and actress
  • 1986
    Adam Young, American musician, main project (Owl City)
  • 1988
    Adriano Buzaid, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1989
    Dejan Lovren, Croatian footballer
  • 1989
    Georgios Efrem, Greek-Cypriot footballer
  • 1989
    Joseph King, American singer and guitarist (Canvas, Deadbeat Darling)
  • 1989
    Sean O'Pry, American model
  • 1991
    Jason Dolley, American actor

Who Died On July 5?

  • 1316
    Infante Ferdinand of Majorca (b. 1278)
  • 1375
    Charles III of Alençon, French archbishop (b. 1337)
  • 1507
    Crinitus, Florentine humanist (b. 1475)
  • 1539
    Anthony Maria Zaccaria, Italian saint (b. 1502)
  • 1666
    Albert VI of Bavaria (b. 1584)
  • 1676
    Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Swedish soldier (b. 1613)
  • 1715
    Charles Ancillon, French Huguenot pastor (b. 1659)
  • 1719
    Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg, German-born British soldier (b. 1641)
  • 1773
    Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian and philologist (b. 1719)
  • 1819
    William Cornwallis, Royal Navy admiral (b.1744)
  • 1826
    Sir Stamford Raffles, British statesman (b. 1782)
  • 1833
    Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor (b. 1765)
  • 1859
    Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist (b. 1777)
  • 1862
    Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist (b. 1800)
  • 1863
    Lewis Addison Armistead, American Confederate General (b. 1817)
  • 1884
    Victor Massé, French composer (b. 1822)
  • 1908
    Jonas Lie, Norwegian novelist (b. 1833)
  • 1920
    Max Klinger, German painter, sculptor and printmaker (b. 1857)
  • 1927
    Albrecht Kossel, German physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1853)
  • 1929
    Henry Lincoln Johnson, American member of 369th regiment (aka Harlem Hell Fighters), the first American to receive the Croix de guerre (b. 1897)
  • 1932
    Sasha Cherny, Russian poet (b. 1880)
  • 1937
    Daniel Sawyer, American golfer (b. 1884)
  • 1945
    John Curtin, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1885)
  • 1948
    Carole Landis, American actress (b. 1919)
  • 1948
    Georges Bernanos, French writer (b. 1888)
  • 1957
    Charles Sherwood Noble, American-born inventor (b. 1873)
  • 1965
    Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican diplomat and international playboy (b. 1909)
  • 1966
    George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1885)
  • 1969
    Leo McCarey, American film director (b. 1898)
  • 1969
    Tom Mboya, Kenyan politician (b. 1930)
  • 1969
    Walter Gropius, German architect (b. 1883)
  • 1969
    Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (b. 1884)
  • 1975
    Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano (b. 1892)
  • 1983
    Harry James, American trumpeter (b. 1916)
  • 1989
    Maria Vassiliou, Greek-Cypriot actress (b. 1950)
  • 1991
    Howard Nemerov, American poet (b. 1920)
  • 1996
    Erik Wickberg, Swedish-born 9th General of the Salvation Army (b. 1904)
  • 1997
    Mrs. Elva Miller, American singer (b. 1907)
  • 1998
    Sid Luckman, American football player (b. 1916)
  • 2001
    Ernie K-Doe, American singer (b. 1936)
  • 2002
    Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (b. 1924)
  • 2002
    Ted Williams, American baseball player (b. 1918)
  • 2003
    Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1979)
  • 2004
    Hugh Shearer, Jamaican politician, the 3rd Prime Minister of Jamaica (b. 1923)
  • 2004
    Rodger Ward, American race car driver (b. 1921)
  • 2005
    James Stockdale, U.S. Navy vice admiral (b. 1923)
  • 2005
    Shirley Goodman, American singer (b. 1936)
  • 2006
    Gert Fredriksson, Swedish canoer (b. 1919)
  • 2006
    Kenneth Lay, American businessman (b. 1942)
  • 2006
    Thirunalloor Karunakaran, Indian poet (b. 1924)
  • 2007
    George Melly, British jazz & blues musician (b. 1926)
  • 2007
    Kerwin Mathews, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 2007
    Régine Crespin, French operatic soprano (b. 1927)
  • 2008
    Hasan Doğan, the 37th president of the Turkish Football Federation (b. 1956)
  • 2010
    Bob Probert, Canadian professional ice hockey forward. (b. 1965)
  • 2011
    Cy Twombly, American artist (b. 1928)

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