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

  • 1295
    Scotland and France form an alliance, the so-called “Auld Alliance”, against England.
  • 1775
    The Second Continental Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition.
  • 1803
    The Convention of Artlenburg leads to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king).
  • 1809
    The Battle of Wagram, the largest of the Napoleonic Wars.
  • 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.
  • 1865
    The Salvation Army is founded in the East End of London, England.
  • 1884
    Germany takes possession of Cameroon.
  • 1934
    “Bloody Thursday” – Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    World War II: An Allied invasion fleet sails for Sicily (Operation Husky, July 10, 1943).
  • 1948
    National Health Service Acts created the national public health systems in the United Kingdom
  • 1970
    Air Canada Flight 621 crashes near Toronto International Airport killing 109 people.
  • 1977
    Military coup in Pakistan: Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, is overthrown.
  • 1995
    Armenia adopts its constitution, four years after their independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 1998
    Japan launches a probe to Mars, and thus joins the United States and Russia as a space exploring nation.
  • 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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