About July 5

July 5, 2020 is the 187th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 179 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 222 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 5

  • 1687
    Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
  • 1770
    The Battle of Chesma between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire begins.
  • 1775
    The Second Continental Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition.
  • 1833
    Admiral Charles Napier defeats the navy of the Portuguese usurper Dom Miguel at the third Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
  • 1878
    The coat of arms of the Baku governorate is established.
  • 1935
    The National Labor Relations Act, which governs labor relations in the United States, is signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1937
    Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.
  • 1940
    World War II: the United Kingdom and the Vichy France government break off diplomatic relations.
  • 1945
    World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared.
  • 1948
    National Health Service Acts created the national public health systems in the United Kingdom
  • 1951
    William Shockley invents the junction transistor.
  • 1954
    The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
  • 1962
    The Late Late Show, the world’s longest-running chat show by the same broadcaster, airs on RTÉ One for the first time.
  • 1962
    Algeria becomes independent from France.
  • 1971
    Right to vote: the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 years, is formally certified by President Richard Nixon.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    Wolverhampton, England is hit by storms which include a tornado. The area is hit again with severe storms on August 1.
  • 2006
    North Korea launches at least two short-range Nodong-2 missiles, one SCUD missile and one long-range Taepodong-2 missile.
  • 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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