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

  • 1316
    Battle of Manolada between the Burgundian and Majorcan claimants of the Principality of Achaea
  • 1610
    John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.
  • 1687
    Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
  • 1770
    The Battle of Chesma between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire begins.
  • 1811
    Venezuela declares independence from Spain.
  • 1813
    War of 1812: three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin.
  • 1830
    France invades Algeria.
  • 1884
    Germany takes possession of Cameroon.
  • 1934
    “Bloody Thursday” – Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco.
  • 1940
    World War II: the United Kingdom and the Vichy France government break off diplomatic relations.
  • 1947
    Larry Doby signs a contract with the Cleveland Indians baseball team, becoming the first black player in the American League. (Jackie Robinson had broken the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in the National League 11 weeks earlier.)
  • 1954
    The Andhra Pradesh High Court is established.
  • 1954
    The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    U.S. President Bill Clinton imposes trade and economic sanctions against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered, consisting of more than 1,500 items, is found near the village of Hammerwich, near Lichfield, in Staffordshire, England.

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