On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 2012

Historical Events

Election of Interest

Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party is elected President of Mexico after a recount following irregularities

Historic Event

Former Argentine president and dictator Jorge Rafael Videla is sentenced to 50 years imprisonment for the abduction of about 400 babies born to political prisoners

  • Harness racing trainer/driver Dave Palone sets a new North American record for wins when he drives Herculotte Hanover to the winner's circle for his 15,181st career victory
  • South Korea announce plans to begin "scientific' whaling of minke whales
  • The Shard, the tallest building in Europe, is opened in London, at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft)
2012 Highlights

About July 5, 2012

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 9 years and 5 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer