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Events of July 5th:
July 5th is the 186th day of the year (187th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 179 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about July 5th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on July 5th:
1675 Mary Walcott (accuser in the Salem witch trials)
1805 Robert Fitzroy (captain of HMS Beagle during Charles Darwin's voyage, pioneer of meteorology, surveyor, hydrographer, naval officer, Governor of New Zealand 1843-1845)
1810 P. T. Barnum (showman)
1853 Cecil Rhodes (businessman, politician, founder of the De Beers diamond company)
1889 Jean Cocteau (writer)
1904 Ernst Mayr (biologist)
1911 Georges Pompidou (French President)
1928 Sir John Jeremy Moore (Commander of British land forces during the Falklands War)
1950 Huey Lewis (singer)
1963 Edie Falco (actress)
1966 Gianfranco Zola (soccer player and coach)
1980 Eva Green (actress)
July 5th in History:
1687 Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy), one of the most important books in the history of science, which among other things contains Newton's laws of motion, and Newton's law of universal gravitation.
1811 Venezuela declares independence from Spain.
1830 France invades Algeria.
1884 Germany takes posession of Cameroon.
1932 Antonio de Oliveira Salazar becomes Prime Minister of Portugal.
1937 The Hormel Foods Corporation introduces a new luncheon meat, Spam.
1946 The bikini introduced by Louis Reard in Paris.
1948 The National Health Services Acts create a national public health system in Britain.
1950 The Knesset (Israeli parliament) passes the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel.
1954 The BBC broadcasts its first TV news bulletin.
1962 Algeria independent from France.
1971 US voting age lowered from 21 to 18 (26th Amendment).
1975 Cape Verde independent from Portugal.
1977 Military coup in Pakistan, deposes Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
1996 Dolly the sheep, the first animal to be successfully cloned, is born in Scotland.
2012 The Shard in London becomes the tallest building in Europe.
July 5th is also:
Independence Day (Algeria)
Independence Day (Cape Verde Islands)
Independence Day (Venezuela)
Tynwalk Day (Isle of Man) - National Day
People born on July 5th are Cancer
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