Historical Events on 5th July

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  • 649 St Martin I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 767 Duke of Nepi names his brother (leek) Pope Constantine II
  • 1294 Pietro del Murrone elected as Pope Coelestinus V
  • 1295 Scotland and France form an alliance, the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England.
  • 1436 German emperor Sigismund signs peace with Hussieten
  • 1450 Pope Nicolas V names Walraven van Meurs bishop of Munster
  • 1596 English fleet under the earl of Essex plunder Cadiz
  • 1610 John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.
  • 1626 Battle at Lenz: Rebel Austrian Boers defeated
  • 1643 1st recorded tornado in US (Essex County, Massachusetts)

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1687 Isaac Newton's great work PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England. Outlines his laws of motion and universal gravitation.

Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton
  • 1750 Slave revolt on Curacao
  • 1770 Battle of Chesma and Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1775 US Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition.
  • 1791 Jose Maria Narvaez discovers Point Grey (now Vancouver BC)
  • 1803 The convention of Artlenburg leads to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king).
  • 1808 Battle of Buenos Aires

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1809 -6) Battle of Wagram - Napoleon beats archduke Charles

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1811 Venezuela, 1st South American country to gain independence from Spain
  • 1813 War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin.
  • 1814 Americans defeat British & Canadians at Chippewa, Ontario
  • 1830 France invades Algeria, begins a 40 year conquest

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1832 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs Rio de Janeiro

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1834 Provisional government forms in Oregon Country
  • 1841 Thomas Cook opens 1st travel agency
  • 1843 Committee of 9 appointed to establish civil government in Oregon Country

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1852 Frederick Douglass, fugitive slave, delivers his 'What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?' speech to the Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester in which he condemns the celebration as a hypocritical sham in a land where slavery still exists

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass
  • 1859 Capt N C Brooks discovers Midway Islands
  • 1861 Battle of Carthage, MO - US Gen Sigel attacks pro-secessionist
  • 1863 Battle of Jackson, MS & Battle of Birdsong Ferry, MS
  • 1864 Battle of Smith's Expedition, MS (Tupelo, Harrisburg)
  • 1865 Great Britain delegate's world 1st maximum speed laws
  • 1865 US Secret Service begins operating under the Treasury Department
  • 1871 Trial against Kiowa chief Satanta (White Bear) & Big Tree, begins
  • 1878 The coat of arms of the Baku governorate was established.
  • 1884 German consul-general Gustav Nachtigal takes possession of Cameroon
  • 1884 US Congress accept 2nd Chinese Exclusion Act
  • 1891 Hail kills 6 horses in Rapid City, SD
  • 1900 Compulsory education law passes Dutch 1st Chamber
  • 1902 Australia won the one & only Test Cricket played at Sheffield
  • 1904 Giants 18-game winning streak ends as Phillies win 6-5 in 10 inn
  • 1904 4th Davis Cup: British Isles beats Belgium in Wimbledon (5-0)
  • 1906 23rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats M Bundy (6-3 9-7)
  • 1906 30th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley (6-4 4-6 6-2 6-3)
  • 1907 24th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: May Bundy beats Dorothea Chambers (6-1 6-4)
  • 1907 31st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Norman Brookes beats Arthur Gore (6-4 6-2 6-2)
  • 1908 Niazi Bey, a chief organizer of the revolutionary movement in Turkey, raises the standard of revolt at Resna, Macedonia
  • 1913 Queen Wilhelmina meets SDAP-leader Troelstra
  • 1914 Boston Braves are 15 games back in NL, & win World Series
  • 1914 Germany offers Austria war aid to fight against Russia in Serbia
  • 1919 32nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: S Lenglen beats Chambers (10-8 4-6 9-7)

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1919 Red Sox Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a game for his 1st of 72 times

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1922 1st general election in Netherlands
  • 1922 Uprising of social righteousness in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1922 Women 1st vote in Dutch elections, Christian parties win
  • 1924 Military revolt in Sao Paulo Brazil
  • 1924 44th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Jean Borotra beats R Lacoste (6-1 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-4)
  • 1929 42nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-1 6-2)
  • 1929 WOWO-AM, Indiana returns to air, 1 day after transmitter burns down
  • 1930 50th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats W Allison (6-3 9-7 6-4)
  • 1932 Antonio de Oliveira Salazar becomes premier/dictator of Portugal
  • 1933 German party Catholic Center disbands
  • 1934 "Bloody Thursday" - Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco.
  • 1935 1st "Hawaii Calls" radio program is broadcast
  • 1935 1st time brothers on opposing teams hit HRs, Tony & Al Cuccunello
  • 1935 Chicago Cubs are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win the pennant

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1935 FDR signs National Labor Relations Act

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1935 55th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats G von Cramm (6-2 6-4 6-4)
  • 1936 120°F (49°C), Gannvalley, South Dakota (state record)
  • 1937 117°F (47°C), Medicine Lake, Montana (state record)
  • 1937 Chicago Cub Frank Demaree gets 6 hits in 1st game & 2 in 2nd game

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1937 Joe DiMaggio's 1st grand slammer

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1937 Republican offensive by Brunete in Spain
  • 1937 Spam, the luncheon meat, was introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.
  • 1938 Herb Caen's 1st column in SF Chronicle
  • 1940 Diplomatic relations broken between Britain & Vichy government in France
  • 1941 German occupiers disband political parties
  • 1942 1st performance of Heitor Villa-Lobos' Choros 6/9/11
  • 1942 Ian Fleming graduates from a training school for spies in Canada
  • 1943 Battle of Gulf of Kula
  • 1943 Battle of Koersk, USSR begins (6,000 tanks)
  • 1943 Liberator bombers sink U-535 in Gulf of Biskaye
  • 1943 US invasion fleet (96 ships) sails to Sicily
  • 1944 Harry Crosby takes 1st rocket airplane, MX-324, for maiden flight

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1945 Labour Party under Clement Attlee wins British parliamentary elections (results not declared until 26 July)

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • 1945 World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared.
  • 1946 Louis Reard's bikini swimsuit design debuts at Paris fashion show

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1946 75th British Golf Open: Sam Snead shoots a 290 at St Andrews

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 1947 "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 108 performances
  • 1947 54th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Osborne beat Doris Hart (6-2 6-4)
  • 1947 Larry Doby signs with Cleveland Indians-1st black player in AL
  • 1948 Britain's National Health Service Act begins
  • 1949 NY Giants purchase Monty Irvin & Henry Thompson, their 1st African American players
  • 1950 Law of Return passes, guarantees all Jews right to live in Israel
  • 1951 Dodgers sweep the Giants & lead by 7½ games (Giants will win pennant)

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1951 Dr William Shockley invents junction transistor (Murray Hill NJ)

Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley
  • 1952 "Of Thee I Sing" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • 1952 59th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (7-5 6-3)
  • 1953 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • 1953 WANC TV channel 21 in Asheville, NC (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 B-52A bomber made its maiden flight
  • 1954 Last day of Test Cricket for Khalid Hassan aged 16 yrs, 356 days
  • 1954 The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
  • 1955 English harbor strike ends
  • 1956 France raises tobacco tax 20% due to war in Algeria

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1957 71st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ashley Cooper (6-2 6-1 6-2)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper
  • 1957 Tom Graveney of England scores 258 v West Indies at Trent Bridge
  • 1957 85th British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 279 at St Andrews
  • 1958 65th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson beats A Mortimer (8-6 6-2)
  • 1958 J Pengel forms government/Emanuels premier of Suriname
  • 1958 First ascent of Gasherbrum I, 11th highest peak on the earth.
  • 1959 Ben-Gurion's Israeli government resigns
  • 1959 Indonesia restores constitution
  • 1959 Jack Gelber's "Connection" premieres in NYC
  • 1960 Mongolia adopts constitution
  • 1961 80 die in collisions in Algiers
  • 1961 KUSD TV channel 2 in Vermillion, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 St Louis Cardinal Bill White hits 3 HRs & a double
  • 1962 96 murder at massacre in Oran, Algeria
  • 1962 Algeria gains independence after 132 years of French rule
  • 1962 Mantle hits 2 homers en route to 4 consecutive homers
  • 1963 1st Beatle tune to hit US charts, Del Shannon "From Me to You" at #87
  • 1966 NYC transit fare rises from 15 cents to 20 cents
  • 1966 National Guard mobilizes in Omaha after 3rd night of rioting
  • 1966 Saturn I rocket launched at Cape Kennedy
  • 1967 Congo uprising under Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme
  • 1968 "Manifest of 1000 words" published in Prague

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1968 82nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (6-3 6-4 6-2)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • 1968 John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce

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1968 Phila 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to LA Lakers

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1969 83rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats John Newcombe (64 57 64 64)
  • 1969 Rolling Stones play a free concert in London's Hyde Park

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1970 25th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 1970 Air Canada DC-8 crashes 7 miles from Toronto's airport killing 109
  • 1970 20th Berlin International Film Festival cancelled due to controversy surrounding the participation of Michael Verhoeven's anti-war film "o.k."
  • 1971 26th amendment to the US constitution certified (reduces voting age to 18)
  • 1971 Simon Gray's "Butley" premieres in London
  • 1972 Pierre Messmer appointed French premier
  • 1972 Two Protestant brothers are found shot dead outside of Belfast (There was speculation that they were killed by Loyalists because they had Catholic girlfriends)
  • 1973 Isle of Man begins issuing its own postage stamps
  • 1973 Maj Gen Juvenal Habyarimana becomes president of Rwanda following military coup
  • 1973 Test Cricket umpiring debut of H D "Dickie" Bird v NZ at Leeds

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1974 81st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Olga Morzova (60 64)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

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1975 89th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats Jimmy Connors (61 61 57 64)

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 1975 Cape Verde Is gain independence after 500 years of Portuguese rule
  • 1977 Pakistan's army, led by Gen Mohammad Zia ul-Haq, seizes power
  • 1978 Soyuz 30 spacecraft touches down in Soviet Kazakhstan
  • 1978 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980 87th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats Chris Evert (61 76)

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1980 94th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats John McEnroe (16 75 63 67 86)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • 1981 9th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Jan Stephenson
  • 1981 Premier Begin's Likud party wins Israeli elections
  • 1981 Rajan Mahadevan recites 31,811 digits of π (Pi) from memory
  • 1981 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1982 Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas
  • 1982 ICC Trophy record p/ship, 257 Schoonheim/Liffman, Hol v Malay
  • 1983 France invades Algeria
  • 1983 NJ Devils purchase AHL Maine Mariners as their farm team
  • 1983 Woman gives birth to baby 84 days after brain death (Roanoke, VA)
  • 1984 Supreme Court weakens 70-year-old "exclusionary rule"-evidence seized with defective court warrants can now be used in criminal trials

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1985 Premier Robert Mugabe wins Zimbabwe elections

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe
  • 1985 Nicholas Mark Sanders (England) begins circumnavigation of globe, covering 13,035 road miles in 78 days, 3 hr, 30 min

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1986 93rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats H Mandlikova (76 63)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1986 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 10K woman's record (30:13.74)
  • 1986 Nancy Reagan cuts red, white & blue ribbon, reopening Statue of Liberty after refurbishment

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1987 101st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pat Cash beats Ivan Lendl (7-6 6-2 7-5)

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Pat Cash
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

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1987 As' Mark McGwire is 1st rookie to hit 30 home runs before All Star break

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire

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1987 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
  • 1988 Malcolm Marshall takes 7-22 at Old Trafford, England all out 93
  • 1989 Barry Bond's HR sets father-son (Bobby) HR record at 408
  • 1989 Mark McGwire's gets 100th HR, 2nd fastest (1400 at bats) (to Kiner)

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1989 Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage & knocks himself out

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart

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1989 South African President PW Botha visits ANC leader Nelson Mandela

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1989 Toronto Blue Jays are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East

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1990 Zina Garrison upsets Steffi Graf in Wimbledon semi-finals

Tennis Player Zina Garrison
Tennis Player
Zina Garrison
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1991 Colorado Rockies & Florida Marlins given final approval by owners
  • 1991 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1991 Lillian Cucuzza wins name Florida baseball team contest (Marlins)
  • 1992 106th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Agassi beats Ivanisevic (67 64 64 16 64)

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1992 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1992 Sixto Durán Ballén elected president of Ecuador

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1993 As' Rickey Henderson is 2nd to hit leadoff homers in doubleheader

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1993 Kurd guerrillas murder 32 villager in East Turkey
  • 1993 Richard Chelimo run world record 10 km (27:07.91)
  • 1994 Boxer Buster Douglas comes out of a diabetic coma
  • 1994 US changes refugee policy, by sending Haitian boat people back
  • 1994 The United States announced it would refuse further unrestricted immigration from Haiti.
  • 1995 Columbia University beats Hartferd College to be 1st US team to win the Henley Regatta
  • 1996 A's scores 13 in 1st vs Angels
  • 1996 NY Yank John Weteland ties Lee Smith's record of 19 consecutive saves
  • 1997 104th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Jana Novotna
  • 1997 NY Yanks withdraw Kenny Rogers & Mariano Duncon deal for SD Padre
  • 1998 53rd US Women's Open Golf Championship at Blackwolf Run GC, Kohler WI

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1998 112th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats G Ivanišević (6-7 7-6 6-4 3-6 6-2)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • 2001 Australia and East Timor sign an agreement to share royalties from oil and natural gas production in the Timor Sea, which separates the two countries
  • 2003 SARS is declared to be contained by the WHO.
  • 2004 First Indonesian presidential election by the nation.
  • 2006 North Korea missle tests: at least two short-range Nodong-2 missiles, one SCUD missile and one long-range Taepodong-2 missile.
  • 2006 Emergency United Nations Security Council meeting at the U.N in New York City because of North Korean missile tests that day
  • 2009 Ethnic rioting broke out in Ürümqi, Xinjiang, People's Republic of China