About July 5

July 5, 2021 is the 186th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 179 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Cancer is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 211 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 5

  • 1610
    John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.
  • 1770
    The Battle of Chesma between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire begins.
  • 1803
    The Convention of Artlenburg leads to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king).
  • 1813
    War of 1812: three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin.
  • 1865
    The Salvation Army is founded in the East End of London, England.
  • 1884
    Germany takes possession of Cameroon.
  • 1935
    The National Labor Relations Act, which governs labor relations in the United States, is signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1948
    National Health Service Acts created the national public health systems in the United Kingdom
  • 1954
    The Andhra Pradesh High Court is established.
  • 1962
    Algeria becomes independent from France.
  • 1970
    Air Canada Flight 621 crashes near Toronto International Airport killing 109 people.
  • 1973
    Catastrophic BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) in Kingman, Arizona, following a fire that broke out as propane is being transferred from a railroad car to a storage tank, kills 11 firefighters.
  • 1975
    Cape Verde gains its independence from Portugal.
  • 1977
    Military coup in Pakistan: Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, is overthrown.
  • 1989
    Iran-Contra Affair: Oliver North is sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell to a three-year suspended prison term, two years probation, $150,000 in fines and 1,200 hours community service. His convictions are later overturned.
  • 1996
    Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.
  • 1999
    U.S. President Bill Clinton imposes trade and economic sanctions against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
  • 1999
    Wolverhampton, England is hit by storms which include a tornado. The area is hit again with severe storms on August 1.
  • 2009
    A series of violent riots break out in Ürümqi, the capital city of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China.
  • 2009
    Roger Federer wins a record 15th Grand Slam title in tennis, winning a five set match against Andy Roddick at Wimbledon.

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