On This Day in History for July 5 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 150 of 150

  • 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

BattleCoup d'état

1973 General Juvenal habyarimana becomes president of Rwanda in a military coup d'état

Dictator and President of Rwanda Juvénal Habyarimana
Dictator and President of Rwanda
Juvénal Habyarimana
  • 1975 Cape Verde Is gain independence after 500 years of Portuguese rule
  • 1977 Pakistani 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
  • 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 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1985 Robert Mugabe wins Zimbabwean 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
  • 1986 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 10K woman's record (30:13.74)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Nancy Reagan cuts a red, white and blue ribbon to reopen Statue of Liberty after refurbishment

US First Lady Nancy Reagan
US First Lady
Nancy Reagan
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 1991 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1992 Sixto Durán Ballén elected president of Ecuador
  • 1993 Kurd guerrillas murder 32 villager in East Turkey
  • 1993 Richard Chelimo run world record 10 km (27:07.91)
  • 1994 The United States announces it will no longer accept unrestricted immigration from Haiti

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 Amazon.com founded in Bellevue, Washington by Jeff Bezos

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
  • 1994 "Cracked Rear View" debut album by Hootie & the Blowfish is released
  • 1996 A's scores 13 in 1st vs Angels
  • 1996 NY Yank John Weteland ties Lee Smith's record of 19 consecutive saves
  • 1997 NY Yanks withdraw Kenny Rogers & Mariano Duncon deal for SD Padre
  • 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 "contained" by the WHO
  • 2004 First Indonesian presidential election by the people - first round (eventually won by Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono)
  • 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
  • 2011 "Somebody That I Used to Know" single released by Gotye ft. Kimbra (Grammy Award Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Record of the Year 2013)
  • 2011 “Somebody That I Used to Know” single released by Gotye, featuring Kimbra (Billboard Song of the Year 2012)
  • 2012 The Shard, the tallest building in Europe, is opened in London, at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft)
  • 2012 South Korea announce plans to begin "scientific' whaling of minke whales
  • 2012 Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party is elected President of Mexico after a recount following irregularities
  • 2013 15 people are killed by a bomb attack on a Shia mosque in Baghdad, Iraq
  • 2015 7th Womens' Football World Cup: USA defeat Japan 5-2 in Vancouver

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016 FBI releases report stating Hillary Clinton "extremely careless" in handling classified emails but don't recommend prosecuting

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • 2017 Shootout between drug cartels in Las Varas, Northern Mexico kills 14
  • 2017 101 people reported shot, 15 killed in Chicago, Illinois over 4th July weekend
  • 2017 Followers of Indian spiritual leader Ashutosh Mahara, dead 3 years, win court case to keep his body in freezer in case he should return to life

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