About July 5

July 5, 2024 is the 187th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 179 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 208 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.
  • 1775
    The Second Continental Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition.
  • 1813
    War of 1812: three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin.
  • 1830
    France invades Algeria.
  • 1833
    Admiral Charles Napier defeats the navy of the Portuguese usurper Dom Miguel at the third Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
  • 1884
    Germany takes possession of Cameroon.
  • 1934
    “Bloody Thursday” – Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco.
  • 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 Andhra Pradesh High Court is established.
  • 1954
    The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
  • 1962
    Algeria becomes independent from France.
  • 1970
    Air Canada Flight 621 crashes near Toronto International Airport killing 109 people.
  • 1987
    First instance of the LTTE using suicide attacks on Sri Lankan Army. The Black Tigers are born, and in the following years continue to use the tactic to deadly effect.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    Armenia adopts its constitution, four years after their independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 2009
    A series of violent riots break out in Ürümqi, the capital city of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China.

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