On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 2012

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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