Historical Events on July 5 (Part 2)

Event of Interest

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

  • 2012 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
  • 2012 South Korea announce plans to begin "scientific' whaling of minke whales
  • 2012 The Shard, the tallest building in Europe, is opened in London, at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft)
  • 2013 15 people are killed by a bomb attack on a Shia mosque in Baghdad, Iraq

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

2014 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Petra Kvitová outclasses Eugenie Bouchard of Canada 6-3, 6-0 for her 2nd Wimbledon title

FIFA Women's World Cup Final

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 Interest

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

  • 2017 101 people reported shot, 15 killed in Chicago, Illinois over 4th July weekend
  • 2017 Arsenal FC breaks club transfer record, paying about €53m for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette
  • 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
  • 2017 Shootout between drug cartels in Las Varas, Northern Mexico kills 14
  • 2017 Volvo Cars announces all new models by 2019 will be either hybrids or battery powered, 1st automaker to do so
  • 2018 At least 24 killed in explosions at pyrotechnics workshops in Tultepec, Mexico
  • 2018 English rapper Stormzy announces partnership with Penguin Books, an imprint called #Merky Books
  • 2018 Heatwave in southern Quebec, Canada, kills 33
  • 2018 Saleswomen in Kerala, India, win right to sit down and take toilet breaks in new amendment to law
  • 2018 US Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt resigns amid allegations of misconduct
  • 2019 Ancient Iraqi city Babylon declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 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 Second stronger earthquake in Southern California at 7.1 magnitude centered near Ridgecrest
  • 2020 Florida reports a record 11,458 daily COVID-19 cases
  • 2020 Mexico's COVID-19 death toll passes 30,000 as it becomes the world's 5th worst-affected country
  • 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

  • 2022 Amid Greater Sydney's fourth major flood in 18 months, the Australian government declares a natural disaster as 45,000 people threatened with evacuation orders [1]
  • 2022 In possibly largest-ever Chinese security breach, hacker offers to sell Shanghai police a database with information on one billion Chinese [1]

Music History

2022 Legendary rock guitarist Carlos Santana collapses on stage from dehydration and heat exhaustion in Pine Knob, Michigan

  • 2022 Mathematics Fields Medal (presented every four years to mathematicians under 40) awarded to James Maynard, June Huh, Maryna Viazovska and Hugo Duminil-Copin in Helsinki [1]
  • 2022 Mike Grier becomes the first Black manager in the NHL - of the San Jose Sharks [1]
  • 2023 A wave of shootings across American during Fourth of July celebrations leaves a dozen people dead and more than 60 injured [1]
  • 2023 Hottest global temperature ever recorded - for third consecutive day - as average global temperature tops 17.18 degrees Celsius, tying with July 4, 2023 [1]
  • 2023 Meta launches Threads - Instagram's new public conversations app - a day later it becomes the most rapidly downloaded app ever with 30 million downloads [1]