On This Day

Historical Events on July 5 (Part 2)

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto
President of Mexico
Enrique Peña Nieto
  • 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
  • 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, BC Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada: Carli Lloyd scores a hat-trick as US beats Japan, 5-2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • 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 coronavirus death toll passes 30,000 as it becomes the world's 5th worst-affected country
  • 2020 Florida reports a record 11,458 daily coronavirus COVID-19 cases