July 5 Events in History - July 5 Birthdays - July 5 Deaths



2014 Argentina and the Netherlands join Brazil and Germany as World Cup semifinalists
2014 Petra Kvitova beats Eugenie Bouchard to win the women's Wimbledon final; Novak Djokovic wins the men's final after defeating Roger Federer
2013 In Rome, Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII are canonized by the Vatican, becoming saints
2013 A joint report on Spain's banking system is released by the European Central Bank and the European Commission; the report indicates their system is solvent, with no further program disbursements are needed
2012 Europe's tallest, habitable, free-standing structure, The Shard, which stands at 1,016 feet (309.6 metres) officially opens in London, England
2012 At a meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Panama City, South Korea announces it's plans to begin 'scientific' whaling of minke whales
2011 Venezuelans celebrate 200 years of independence from Spain with a military parade and parties in the streets
2011 A large dust storm strikes Phoenix, Arizona, leaving thousands without power and grounding flights at the Phoenix Airport
2010 Israel restricts a blacklist of weapons, construction materials and other items but drops all other restrictions on the free flow of consumer goods into the Gaza strip
2003 Wimbledon Women's Finals, Serena Williams beat her sister Venus Williams
2003 Wimbledon Men's Doubles Finals, Todd Woodbridge and Jonas Bjorkman beat Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi
1998 53rd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship at Blackwolf Run GC, Kohler WI
1998 Wimbledon Men's Finals, Pete Sampras beat Goran Ivanisevic
1998 Wimbledon Women's Doubles Finals, Martina Hingis and Jana Novotna beat Lindsay Davenport and Natasha Zvereva
1998 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals, Max Mirnyi and Serena Williams beat Mahesh Bhupathi and Mirjana Lucic
1997 104th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Jana Novotna
1997 New York Yankees withdraw Kenny Rogers and Mariano Duncon deal for SD Padre
1996 A's scores 13 in 1st vs Angels
1996 New York Yankee John Weteland ties Lee Smith's record of 19 consecutive saves
1995 Columbia U beats Hartferd College to be 1st U.S. to win Henley Regatta
1994 Boxer Buster Douglas comes out of a diabetic coma
1994 U.S. changes refugee policy, by sending Haitian boat people back
1993 A's Rickey Henderson is 2nd to hit leadoff homers in doubleheader
1993 Kurd guerrilla's murder 32 villagers in East Turkey
1993 Richard Chelimo run world record 10 km (27:07.91)
1992 106th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Agassi beats Ivanisevic (67 64 64 16 64)
1992 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1992 Sixto Duran Ballen elected president of Ecuador
1991 Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins given final approval by owners
1991 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1991 Lillian Cucuzza wins name Florida baseball team contest (Marlins)
1990 Zina Garrison upsets Steffi Graf in Wimbledon semi-finals
1989 Barry Bond's home run sets father-son (Bobby) home run record at 408
1989 Mark McGwire's gets 100th home run, 2nd fastest (1400 at bats) (to Kiner)
1989 Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage and knocks himself out
1989 South African President Pieter Botha visits ANC leader Nelson Mandela
1989 Toronto Blue Jays are 10 games back in AL, and go on to win AL East
1988 Malcolm Marshall takes 7-22 at Old Trafford, England all out 93
1987 101st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pat Cash beats Ivan Lendl (76 62 75)
1987 A's Mark McGwire is 1st rookie to hit 30 home runs before All Star break
1987 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1986 93rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats H Mandlikova (76 63)
1986 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 10K woman's record (30:13.74)
1986 Nancy Reagan cuts red, white and blue ribbon; reopens Statue of Liberty
1986 Statue of Liberty is reopened after it is refurbished
1985 117 degrees F (47 degrees C), St. George, Utah (state rec) (103 degrees spread, UT 1985)
1985 Premier Mugabe wins Zimbabwe elections
1985 Nicholas Mark Sanders (England) begins circumnavigation of globe, covering 13,035 road miles in 78 days, 3 hours, 30 minutes
1984 Supreme Court weakens 70-year-old "exclusionary rule"-evidence seized with defective court warrants can now be used in criminal trials
1983 France invades Algeria
1983 New Jersey Devils purchase AHL Maine Mariners as their farm team
1983 Woman gives birth to baby 84 days after brain death in Roanoke, Virginia
1982 Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas
1982 ICC Trophy record p/ship, 257 Schoonheim/Liffman, Hol vs. Malay
1981 9th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Jan Stephenson
1981 Premier Begin's Likud party wins Israeli elections
1981 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1980 87th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats C Evert (61 76)
1980 94th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats McEnroe (16 75 63 67 86)
1978 Soyuz 30 spacecraft touches down in Soviet Kazakhstan
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1977 Pakistan's army, led by General Mohammad Zia ul-Haq, seizes power
1975 89th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats J Connors
1975 Cape Verde Is gain independence after 500 years of Portuguese rule
1974 81st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Olga Morzova (60 64)
1973 "Live and Let Die," James Bond film premieres
1973 Isle of Man begins issuing their own postage stamps
1973 Major General Juvenal Habyarimana becomes president of Rwanda
1973 Rwanda military coup under general-major Habyalimana
1973 Test Cricket umpiring debut of H D "Dickie" Bird vs. New Zealand at Leeds
1972 Pierre Messmer appointed French premier
1971 26th amendment certified, reduces voting age to 18
1971 Simon Gray's "Butley," premieres in London
1970 25th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
1970 Air Canada DC-8 crashes 7 miles from Toronto's airport killing 109
1969 83rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats J Newcombe (64 57 64 64)
1969 Rolling Stones play a free concert in London's Hyde Park
1968 "Manifest of 1000 words" published in Prague
1968 82nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (63 64 62)
1968 John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce
1968 Philadelphia 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to Los Angeles Lakers
1967 Congo uprising under Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme
1966 New York City 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
1963 1st Beatle tune to hit U.S. charts, Del Shannon "From Me to You" at #87
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
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 home runs and a double
1960 Mongolia adopts constitution
1959 Ben-Gurion's Israeli government resigns
1959 Indonesia restores constitution
1959 Jack Gelber's "Connection," premieres in New York City
1958 65th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Althea Gibson beats A Mortimer (86 62)
1958 J Pengel forms government/Emanuels premier of Suriname
1957 71st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ashley J Cooper (62 61 62)
1957 Tom Graveney scores 258 vs. West Indies at Trent Bridge
1956 France raises tobacco tax 20% due to war in Algeria
1955 English harbor strike ends
1954 B-52A bomber made its maiden flight
1954 Last day of Test Cricket for Khalid Hassan aged 16 yrs, 356 days
1953 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1953 WANorth Carolina TV channel 21 in Asheville, North Carolina (IND) begins broadcasting
1952 "Of Thee I Sing" closes at Ziegfeld Theater New York City after 72 performances
1952 59th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (75 63)
1951 Dodgers sweep the Giants and lead by 7 games (Giants will win pennant)
1951 Dr. William Shockley invents junction transistor at Murray Hill, New Jersey
1950 Law of Return passes, guarantees all Jews right to live in Israel
1949 New York Giants purchase Monty Irvin and Henry Thompson, their 1st blacks
1948 Britain's National Health Service Act begins
1947 "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" closes at Martin Beck New York City after 108 performances
1947 54th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Margaret Osborne beat Doris Hart (62 64)
1947 Larry Doby signs with Cleveland Indians-1st black player in AL
1946 Louis Reard's bikini swimsuit design debuts at Paris fashion show
1945 Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
1944 Harry Crosby takes 1st rocket airplane, MX-324, for maiden flight
1943 Battle of Gulf of Kula
1943 Battle of Koersk, U.S.S.R. begins (6,000 tanks)
1943 Liberator bombers sink U-535 in Gulf of Biskaye
1943 U.S. invasion fleet of 96 ships sails to Sicily
1942 1st performance of Heitor Villa-Lobos' Choros 6/9/11
1942 Ian Fleming graduates from a training school for spies in Canada
1941 German occupiers disband political parties
1940 Diplomatic relations broken between Britain and Vichy government in France
1938 Herb Caen's 1st column in San Francisco Chronicle
1937 117 degrees F (47 degrees C), Medicine Lake, Montana (state record)
1937 Chicago Cub Frank Demaree gets 6 hits in 1st game and 2 in 2nd game
1937 Joe DiMaggio's 1st grand slammer
1937 Republican offensive by Brunete in Spain
1936 120 degrees F (49 degrees C), Gannvalley, South Dakota (state record)
1935 1st "Hawaii Calls" radio program is broadcast
1935 1st time brothers on opposing teams hit home runs, Tony and Al Cuccunello
1935 Chicago Cubs are 10 games back in NL, and go on to win the pennant
1935 Franklin D. Roosevelt signs National Labor Relations Act
1933 German party Catholic Center disbands
1932 Antonio de Oliveira Salazar becomes premier/dictator of Portugal
1930 50th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats W Allison (63 97 64)
1929 42nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (61 62)
1929 WOWO-AM, Indiana returns to air, 1 day after transmitter burns down
1924 Military revolt in Sao Paulo Brazil
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
1919 32nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: S Lenglen beats Chambers (10-8 46 97)
1919 Red Sox Babe Ruth hits 2 home runs in a game for his 1st of 72 times
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
1913 Queen Wilhelmina meets SDAP-leader Troelstra
1904 Giants 18-game winning streak ends as Phillies win 6-5 in 10 inn
1902 Australia won the one and only Test Cricket played at Sheffield
1900 Compulsory education law passes Dutch 1st Chamber
1891 Hail kills 6 horses in Rapid City, SD
1884 German consul-general Gustav Nachtigal takes possession of Cameroon
1884 U.S. Congress accept 2nd Chinese Exclusion Act
1871 Trial against Kiowa chief Satanta (White Bear) and Big Tree, begins
1865 Great Britain delegate's world 1st maximum speed laws
1865 Secret Service began operating under the Treasury Department
1864 Battle of Smith's Expedition, Mississippi (Tupelo, Harrisburg)
1863 Battle of Jackson, Mississippi and Battle of Birdsong Ferry, Mississippi
1861 Battle of Carthage, Missouri - U.S. General Sigel attacks pro-secessionist
1859 Captain N. C. Brooks discovers Midway Islands
1843 Committee of 9 appointed to establish civil government in Oregon Country
1841 Thomas Cook opens 1st travel agency
1834 Provisional government forms in Oregon Country
1832 HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin depart Rio de Janeiro
1830 France invades Algeria, begins a 40 year conquest
1814 Americans defeat British and Canadians at Chippewa, Ontario
1811 Venezuela, 1st South American country to gain independence from Spain
1808 Battle of Buenos Aires
1791 Jose Maria Narvaez discovers Point Grey (now Vancouver BC)
1687 Isaac Newton's 'Principia' published by Royal Society in England
1643 1st recorded tornado in U.S. (Essex County, Massachusetts)
1626 Battle at Lenz: Rebel Austrian Boers defeated
1596 English fleet under the earl of Essex plunder Cadiz
1450 Pope Nicolas V names Walraven van Meurs bishop of Munster
1436 German emperor Sigismund signs peace with Hussieten
1295 Scotland and France sign anti-English covenant
1294 Pietro del Murrone elected as Pope Coelestinus V
1054 Brightest supernova (Crab Nebula) 1st reported
767 Duke of Nepi names his brother (leek) Pope Constantine II
649 St. Martin I begins his reign as Catholic Pope











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