On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • At least 24 killed in explosions at pyrotechnics workshops in Tultepec, Mexico
  • English rapper Stormzy announces partnership with Penguin Books, an imprint called #Merky Books
  • Heatwave in southern Quebec, Canada, kills 33
  • Saleswomen in Kerala, India, win right to sit down and take toilet breaks in new amendment to law
  • US Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt resigns amid allegations of misconduct

Famous Deaths

  • Saman Kunan, former Thai Navy SEAL, asphyxiates after delivering oxygen to 13 trapped people in Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand at 38