On This Day

Historical Events on July 5 (Part 2)

  • 2012 South Korea announce plans to begin "scientific' whaling of minke whales

Election of Interest

2012 Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party is elected President of Mexico after a recount following irregularities

Historic Event

2012 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

  • 2013 15 people are killed by a bomb attack on a Shia mosque in Baghdad, Iraq
  • 2014 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Petra Kvitová outclasses Eugenie Bouchard of Canada 6-3, 6-0 for her 2nd Wimbledon title

Sports History

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, BC Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada: Carli Lloyd scores a hat-trick as US beats Japan, 5-2

Historic Event

2016 FBI releases report stating Hillary Clinton was "extremely careless" handling classified emails but doesn't recommend prosecution

  • 2017 Arsenal FC breaks club transfer record, paying about €53m for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette
  • 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 Volvo Cars announces all new models by 2019 will be either hybrids or battery powered, 1st automaker to do so
  • 2017 Followers of Indian spiritual leader Ashutosh Mahara win a court case, 3 years after his death, to keep his body in a freezer in case he should return to life
  • 2018 US Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt resigns amid allegations of misconduct
  • 2018 At least 24 killed in explosions at pyrotechnics workshops in Tultepec, Mexico
  • 2018 Heatwave in southern Quebec, Canada, kills 33
  • 2018 English rapper Stormzy announces partnership with Penguin Books, an imprint called #Merky Books
  • 2018 Saleswomen in Kerala, India, win right to sit down and take toilet breaks in new amendment to law
  • 2019 Second stronger earthquake in Southern California at 7.1 magnitude centered near Ridgecrest
  • 2019 Former governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral says he paid a $2 million bribe to secure votes for his city to be granted 2016 Olympics
  • 2019 Ancient Iraqi city Babylon declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 2020 Mexico's COVID-19 death toll passes 30,000 as it becomes the world's 5th worst-affected country
  • 2020 Florida reports a record 11,458 daily COVID-19 cases
  • 2021 One of world's oldest pieces of art, 51,000-year-old deer bone carved by Neanderthals, announced discovered in Harz Mountains, Germany [1]

COVID-19 Pandemic

2021 Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will scrap all COVID-19 restrictions in England from 19 July, to become most unrestricted country in Europe