July 5th Events

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July 5th, 2006 (July 05 2006)EventNorth Korea launched at least two short-range Nodong-2 missiles, one SCUD missile and one long-range Taepodong-2 missile.
July 5th, 2006 (July 05 2006)EventEmergency United Nations Security Council meeting held at the U.N in New York City because of the North Korean missile tests a day before.
July 5th, 2004 (July 05 2004)EventFirst Indonesian presidential election by the nation.
July 5th, 2003 (July 05 2003)EventSARS is declared to be contained by the WHO.
July 5th, 1998 (July 05 1998)EventJapan launches a probe to Mars, and thus joins the United States and Russia as a space exploring nation.
July 5th, 1996 (July 05 1996)EventDolly the sheep becomes the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.
July 5th, 1994 (July 05 1994)EventThe United States announced it would refuse further unrestricted immigration from Haiti.
July 5th, 1989 (July 05 1989)EventIran-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.
July 5th, 1987 (July 05 1987)EventFirst instance of the LTTE using suicide attacks on Sri Lankan Army. The Black Tigers are born and in the following years continue to use it to deadly effect.
July 5th, 1977 (July 05 1977)EventMilitary coup in Pakistan Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto the very first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan overthrown.
July 5th, 1975 (July 05 1975)EventArthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title.Arthur Ashe Quotes
July 5th, 1975 (July 05 1975)EventCape Verde gains its independence from Portugal.
July 5th, 1973 (July 05 1973)EventCatastrophic BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) in Kingman, Arizona, following a fire that broke out as propane was being transferred from a railroad car to a storage tank, kills 11 firefighters. This explosion has become a classic incident studied in fire department training programs worldwide.
July 5th, 1971 (July 05 1971)EventRight 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.
July 5th, 1970 (July 05 1970)EventAir Canada Flight 621 crashes near Toronto International Airport killing 109 people.
July 5th, 1962 (July 05 1962)EventAlgeria becomes independent from France.
July 5th, 1958 (July 05 1958)EventFirst ascent of Gasherbrum I, 11th highest peak on the earth.
July 5th, 1954 (July 05 1954)EventThe BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
July 5th, 1954 (July 05 1954)EventAndhra Pradesh High Court is established.
July 5th, 1951 (July 05 1951)EventWilliam Shockley invents the junction transistor.
July 5th, 1950 (July 05 1950)EventKorean War: Task Force SmithFirst clash between American and North Korean forces.
July 5th, 1950 (July 05 1950)EventZionism: The Knesset passes the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel.
July 5th, 1948 (July 05 1948)EventBritish National Health Service Act enacted.
July 5th, 1947 (July 05 1947)EventLarry 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.)
July 5th, 1946 (July 05 1946)EventThe bikini is introduced in Paris, France.
July 5th, 1945 (July 05 1945)EventWorld War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared.
July 5th, 1943 (July 05 1943)EventThe Battle of Kursk, the largest full-scale battle in history, included world largest tank battle at Prokhorovka village, July 12.
July 5th, 1943 (July 05 1943)EventWorld War II: An Allied invasion fleet sails for Sicily (Operation Husky, July 10, 1943).
July 5th, 1941 (July 05 1941)EventWorld War II: German troops reach the Dniepr River.
July 5th, 1940 (July 05 1940)EventWorld War II: The United Kingdom and the Vichy France government break off diplomatic relations.
July 5th, 1937 (July 05 1937)EventSpam, the luncheon meat, was introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.
July 5th, 1937 (July 05 1937)EventHighest recorded temperature in Canada, at Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan: 45 C (113 F).
July 5th, 1935 (July 05 1935)EventThe National Labor Relations Act, which governs labor relations in the United States, is signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
July 5th, 1934 (July 05 1934)Event"Bloody Thursday"Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco.
July 5th, 1884 (July 05 1884)EventGermany takes possession of Cameroon.
July 5th, 1878 (July 05 1878)EventThe coat of arms of the Baku governorate was established.
July 5th, 1865 (July 05 1865)EventThe Salvation Army is founded in the East End of London, England.
July 5th, 1833 (July 05 1833)EventAdmiral Charles Napier defeats the navy of the Portuguese usurper Dom Miguel at the third Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
July 5th, 1830 (July 05 1830)EventFrance invades Algeria.
July 5th, 1814 (July 05 1814)EventWar of 1812: Battle of ChippawaAmerican Major General Jacob Brown defeats British General Phineas Riall at Chippawa, Ontario.
July 5th, 1813 (July 05 1813)EventWar of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin.
July 5th, 1811 (July 05 1811)EventVenezuela declares independence from Spain.
July 5th, 1809 (July 05 1809)EventBattle of Wagram starts, the two-day battle was the largest yet of the Napoleonic Wars.
July 5th, 1803 (July 05 1803)EventThe convention of Artlenburg leads to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king).
July 5th, 1775 (July 05 1775)EventUS Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition.
July 5th, 1770 (July 05 1770)EventBattle of Chesma and Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire.
July 5th, 1687 (July 05 1687)EventIsaac Newton publishes Philosophi? Naturalis Principia Mathematica.Isaac Newton Quotes
July 5th, 1610 (July 05 1610)EventJohn Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.
July 5th, 1295 (July 05 1295)EventScotland and France form an alliance, the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England.

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