Historical Events on July 5

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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
  • 1166 Austrian town of Bad Kleinkirchheim is first mentioned, in an ecclesiastical document
  • 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 Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, captures 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)

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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 Battles of Chesma and Larga between the Russian and Ottoman Empires
  • 1775 Second Continental Congress drafts the Olive Branch Petition to King George III
  • 1791 Jose Maria Narvaez discovers Point Grey (now Vancouver, British Columbia)
  • 1803 The convention of Artlenburg leads to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king)
  • 1807 Second Battle of Buenos Aires lost by invading British forces

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

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

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1811 Venezuelan Declaration of Independence: 7 provinces declare themselves independent of Spain
  • 1813 War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin
  • 1814 Americans defeat British and Canadians at Chippewa, Ontario
  • 1830 France invades Algeria, begins a 40 year conquest
  • 1834 Provisional government forms in Oregon Country
  • 1841 Thomas Cook opens first travel agency
  • 1843 Committee of 9 appointed to establish civil government in Oregon Country

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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, condemns the celebration as hypocritical sham

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
  • 1859 Capt N C Brooks discovers Midway Islands
  • 1861 Battle of Carthage, Missouri - US General Sigel attacks pro-secessionist
  • 1863 Battle of Jackson, Mississippi and Battle of Birdsong Ferry, Mississippi
  • 1864 Battle at Chattahoochee River, Georgia(Skirmish at Pace's Ferry) fought during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War
  • 1864 Battle of Smith's Expedition, Mississippi (Tupelo, Harrisburg)
  • 1865 Great Britain creates world's 1st speed limit law
  • 1865 US Secret Service begins operating under the Treasury Department
  • 1871 Trial against Kiowa chief Satanta (White Bear) and 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, San Diego
  • 1900 Compulsory education law passes Dutch 1st Chamber
  • 1902 Australia wins the one and only Test Cricket match played at Sheffield's Bramall Lane, England
  • 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 Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats M Bundy (6-3 9-7)
  • 1906 30th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley (6-4 4-6 6-2 6-3)
  • 1907 24th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: May Bundy beats Dorothea Chambers (6-1 6-4)
  • 1907 31st Wimbledon Men's 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, and win World Series
  • 1914 Germany offers Austria war aid to fight against Russia in Serbia

  • 1919 32nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: S Lenglen beats Chambers (10-8 4-6 9-7)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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 Men's Tennis: Jean Borotra beats R Lacoste (6-1 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-4)
  • 1929 42nd Wimbledon Women's 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 Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats W Allison (6-3 9-7 6-4)
  • 1932 António de Oliveira Salazar becomes the premier and dictator of Portugal (1932-1968), founding the authoritarian Estado Novo (New State) regime
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1935 FDR signs US National Labor Relations Act

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1935 55th Wimbledon Men's 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 is first introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation
  • 1938 Herb Caen's 1st column in San Francisco Chronicle
  • 1940 Diplomatic relations broken between Britain and 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

Sport awardGolf Major

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

Golfer Sam Snead
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 and Henry Thompson, their 1st African American players
  • 1950 US forces enter combat in the Korean War for the first time, in the Battle of Osan
  • 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)

InventionHistoric Invention

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

Physicist William Shockley
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 makes 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 Six week old British dock strike ends as London dockers return to work
  • 1956 France raises tobacco tax 20% due to war in Algeria

Sport awardTennis Open

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 (Pakistani–Chinese border), 11th highest peak on 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
  • 1968 82nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (6-3 6-4 6-2)
  • 1968 John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968 Philadelphia 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to LA Lakers

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1969 83rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats John Newcombe (64 57 64 64)
  • 1969 Rolling Stones play a free concert in London's Hyde Park
  • 1970 25th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
  • 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 (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
  • 1973 Test Cricket umpiring debut of H D "Dickie" Bird v NZ at Leeds
  • 1974 81st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Olga Morzova (60 64)
  • 1975 89th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats Jimmy Connors (61 61 57 64)
  • 1975 Cape Verde Islands 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
  • 1980 87th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats Chris Evert (61 76)
  • 1980 94th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats John McEnroe (16 75 63 67 86)
  • 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, Virginia)
  • 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's Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) party wins re-election in Zimbabwe for a second term

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 93rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Hannah Mandlikova (76 63)
  • 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
  • 1987 101st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pat Cash beats Ivan Lendl (7-6 6-2 7-5)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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
  • 1987 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart

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
  • 1989 Toronto Blue Jays are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 andFlorida Marlins given final approval by owners
  • 1991 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1991 Lillian Cucuzza wins name Florida baseball team contest (Marlins)
  • 1992 106th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Agassi beats Ivanisevic (67 64 64 16 64)
  • 1992 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • 1992 Sixto Durán Ballén elected president of Ecuador

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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)

Music releaseAlbum Release

1993 Icelandic musician Björk releases her 1st solo album "Debut"

Singer Björk
  • 1994 Boxer Buster Douglas comes out of a diabetic coma
  • 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 104th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Jana Novotna
  • 1997 NY Yanks withdraw Kenny Rogers & Mariano Duncon deal for SD Padre
  • 1998 112th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats G Ivanišević (6-7 7-6 6-4 3-6 6-2)
  • 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.