Historical Events on 5th July

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649 - St Martin I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
767 - Duke of Nepi names his brother (leek) Pope Constantine II
1294 - Pietro del Murrone elected as Pope Coelestinus V
1295 - Scotland and France form an alliance, the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England.
1436 - German emperor Sigismund signs peace with Hussieten
1450 - Pope Nicolas V names Walraven van Meurs bishop of Munster
1596 - English fleet under the earl of Essex plunder Cadiz
1610 - John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.
1626 - Battle at Lenz: Rebel Austrian Boers defeated
1643 - 1st recorded tornado in US (Essex County, Massachusetts)
1687 - Isaac Newton's great work PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England. Outlines his laws of motion and universal gravitation.
Physicist & Mathematician Isaac NewtonPhysicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton 1750 - Slave revolt on Curacao
1770 - Battle of Chesma and Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire.
1775 - US Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition.
1791 - Jose Maria Narvaez discovers Point Grey (now Vancouver BC)
1803 - The convention of Artlenburg leads to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king).
1808 - Battle of Buenos Aires
1809 - -6) Battle of Wagram - Napoleon beats archduke Charles
1811 - Venezuela, 1st South American country to gain independence from Spain
1813 - War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin.
French Emperor Napoléon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte 1814 - Americans defeat British & Canadians at Chippewa, Ontario
1830 - France invades Algeria, begins a 40 year conquest
1832 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs Rio de Janeiro
1834 - Provisional government forms in Oregon Country
1841 - Thomas Cook opens 1st travel agency
1843 - Committee of 9 appointed to establish civil government in Oregon Country
1852 - Frederick Douglass, fugitive slave, delivers his 'What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?' speech to the Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester in which he condemns the celebration as a hypocritical sham in a land where slavery still exists
1859 - Capt N C Brooks discovers Midway Islands
Abolitionist Frederick DouglassAbolitionist Frederick Douglass 1861 - Battle of Carthage, MO - US Gen Sigel attacks pro-secessionist
1863 - Battle of Jackson, MS & Battle of Birdsong Ferry, MS
1864 - Battle of Smith's Expedition, MS (Tupelo, Harrisburg)
1865 - Great Britain delegate's world 1st maximum speed laws
1865 - US Secret Service begins operating under the Treasury Department
1871 - Trial against Kiowa chief Satanta (White Bear) & Big Tree, begins
1878 - The coat of arms of the Baku governorate was established.
1884 - German consul-general Gustav Nachtigal takes possession of Cameroon
1884 - US Congress accept 2nd Chinese Exclusion Act
1891 - Hail kills 6 horses in Rapid City, SD
1900 - Compulsory education law passes Dutch 1st Chamber
1902 - Australia won the one & only Test Cricket played at Sheffield
1904 - Giants 18-game winning streak ends as Phillies win 6-5 in 10 inn
1904 - 4th Davis Cup: British Isles beats Belgium in Wimbledon (5-0)
1906 - 23rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats M Bundy (6-3 9-7)
1906 - 30th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats F Riseley (6-4 4-6 6-2 6-3)
1907 - 24th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: May Bundy beats D Chambers (6-1 6-4)
1907 - 31st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Norman Brookes beats Arthur Gore (6-4 6-2 6-2)
1908 - Niazi Bey, a chief organizer of the revolutionary movement in Turkey, raises the standard of revolt at Resna, Macedonia
1913 - Queen Wilhelmina meets SDAP-leader Troelstra
1914 - Boston Braves are 15 games back in NL, & win World Series
1914 - Germany offers Austria war aid to fight against Russia in Serbia
1919 - 32nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: S Lenglen beats Chambers (10-8 4-6 9-7)
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 1919 - Red Sox Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a game for his 1st of 72 times
1922 - 1st general election in Netherlands
1922 - Uprising of social righteousness in Rio de Janeiro
1922 - Women 1st vote in Dutch elections, Christian parties win
1924 - Military revolt in Sao Paulo Brazil
1924 - 44th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Jean Borotra beats R Lacoste (6-1 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-4)
1929 - 42nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-1 6-2)
1929 - WOWO-AM, Indiana returns to air, 1 day after transmitter burns down
1930 - 50th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats W Allison (6-3 9-7 6-4)
1932 - Antonio de Oliveira Salazar becomes premier/dictator of Portugal
1933 - German party Catholic Center disbands
1934 - "Bloody Thursday" - Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco.
1935 - 1st "Hawaii Calls" radio program is broadcast
1935 - 1st time brothers on opposing teams hit HRs, Tony & Al Cuccunello
1935 - Chicago Cubs are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win the pennant
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1935 - FDR signs National Labor Relations Act
1935 - 55th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats G von Cramm (6-2 6-4 6-4)
1936 - 120°F (49°C), Gannvalley, South Dakota (state record)
1937 - 117°F (47°C), Medicine Lake, Montana (state record)
1937 - Chicago Cub Frank Demaree gets 6 hits in 1st game & 2 in 2nd game
1937 - Joe DiMaggio's 1st grand slammer
1937 - Republican offensive by Brunete in Spain
1937 - Spam, the luncheon meat, was introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.
1938 - Herb Caen's 1st column in SF Chronicle
1940 - Diplomatic relations broken between Britain & Vichy government in France
Baseball Player Joe DiMaggioBaseball Player Joe DiMaggio 1941 - German occupiers disband political parties
1942 - 1st performance of Heitor Villa-Lobos' Choros 6/9/11
1942 - Ian Fleming graduates from a training school for spies in Canada
1943 - Battle of Gulf of Kula
1943 - Battle of Koersk, USSR begins (6,000 tanks)
1943 - Liberator bombers sink U-535 in Gulf of Biskaye
1943 - US invasion fleet (96 ships) sails to Sicily
1944 - Harry Crosby takes 1st rocket airplane, MX-324, for maiden flight
1945 - Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
1945 - World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared.
1946 - Louis Reard's bikini swimsuit design debuts at Paris fashion show
Golfer Sam SneadGolfer Sam Snead 1946 - 75th British Golf Open: Sam Snead shoots a 290 at St Andrews
1947 - "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 108 perfs
1947 - 54th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Osborne beat Doris Hart (6-2 6-4)
1947 - Larry Doby signs with Cleveland Indians-1st black player in AL
1948 - Britain's National Health Service Act begins
1949 - NY Giants purchase Monty Irvin & Henry Thompson, their 1st African American players
1950 - Law of Return passes, guarantees all Jews right to live in Israel
1951 - Dodgers sweep the Giants & lead by 7½ games (Giants will win pennant)
Physicist William ShockleyPhysicist William Shockley 1951 - Dr William Shockley invents junction transistor (Murray Hill NJ)
1952 - "Of Thee I Sing" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
1952 - 59th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (7-5 6-3)
1953 - Jackie Pung wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1953 - WANC TV channel 21 in Asheville, NC (IND) begins broadcasting
1954 - B-52A bomber made its maiden flight
1954 - Last day of Test Cricket for Khalid Hassan aged 16 yrs, 356 days
1954 - The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
1955 - English harbor strike ends
1956 - France raises tobacco tax 20% due to war in Algeria
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew HoadTennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad 1957 - 71st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ashley J Cooper (6-2 6-1 6-2)
1957 - Tom Graveney scores 258 v West Indies at Trent Bridge
1958 - 65th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson beats A Mortimer (8-6 6-2)
1958 - J Pengel forms government/Emanuels premier of Suriname
1958 - First ascent of Gasherbrum I, 11th highest peak on the earth.
1959 - Ben-Gurion's Israeli government resigns
1959 - Indonesia restores constitution
1959 - Jack Gelber's "Connection" premieres in NYC
1960 - Mongolia adopts constitution
1961 - 80 die in collisions in Algiers
1961 - KUSD TV channel 2 in Vermillion, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 - St Louis Cardinal Bill White hits 3 HRs & a double
1962 - 96 murder at massacre in Oran, Algeria
1962 - Algeria gains independence after 132 years of French rule
1962 - Mantle hits 2 homers en route to 4 consecutive homers
1963 - 1st Beatle tune to hit US charts, Del Shannon "From Me to You" at #87
1966 - NYC transit fare rises from 15 cents to 20 cents
1966 - National Guard mobilizes in Omaha after 3rd night of rioting
1966 - Saturn I rocket launched at Cape Kennedy
1967 - Congo uprising under Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme
1968 - "Manifest of 1000 words" published in Prague
Tennis Player Rod LaverTennis Player Rod Laver 1968 - 82nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (6-3 6-4 6-2)
1968 - John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce
1968 - Phila 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to LA Lakers
1969 - 83rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats J Newcombe (64 57 64 64)
1969 - Rolling Stones play a free concert in London's Hyde Park
1970 - 25th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
1970 - Air Canada DC-8 crashes 7 miles from Toronto's airport killing 109
1971 - 26th amendment to the US constitution certified (reduces voting age to 18)
LPGA Golfer Donna CaponiLPGA Golfer Donna Caponi 1971 - Simon Gray's "Butley" premieres in London
1972 - Pierre Messmer appointed French premier
1972 - Two Protestant brothers are found shot dead outside of Belfast (There was speculation that they were killed by Loyalists because they had Catholic girlfriends)
1973 - "Live & Let Die" James Bond film premieres
1973 - Isle of Man begins issuing its own postage stamps
1973 - Maj Gen Juvenal Habyarimana becomes president of Rwanda following military coup
1973 - Test Cricket umpiring debut of H D "Dickie" Bird v NZ at Leeds
1974 - 81st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Olga Morzova (60 64)
Tennis Player Arthur AsheTennis Player Arthur Ashe 1975 - 89th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats J Connors (61 61 57 64)
1975 - Cape Verde Is gain independence after 500 years of Portuguese rule
1977 - Pakistan's army, led by Gen Mohammad Zia ul-Haq, seizes power
1978 - Soyuz 30 spacecraft touches down in Soviet Kazakhstan
1978 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 - 87th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats Chrissie Evert (61 76)
1980 - 94th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats John McEnroe (16 75 63 67 86)
Tennis Player Björn BorgTennis Player Björn Borg 1981 - 9th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Jan Stephenson
1981 - Premier Begin's Likud party wins Israeli elections
1981 - Rajan Mahadevan recites 31,811 digits of π (Pi) from memory
1981 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1982 - Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas
1982 - ICC Trophy record p/ship, 257 Schoonheim/Liffman, Hol v Malay
1983 - France invades Algeria
1983 - NJ Devils purchase AHL Maine Mariners as their farm team
1983 - Woman gives birth to baby 84 days after brain death (Roanoke, VA)
1984 - Supreme Court weakens 70-year-old "exclusionary rule"-evidence seized with defective court warrants can now be used in criminal trials
Zimbabwean President Robert MugabeZimbabwean President Robert Mugabe 1985 - Premier Robert Mugabe wins Zimbabwe elections
1985 - Nicholas Mark Sanders (England) begins circumnavigation of globe, covering 13,035 road miles in 78 days, 3 hr, 30 min
1986 - 93rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats H Mandlikova (76 63)
1986 - Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 10K woman's record (30:13.74)
1986 - Nancy Reagan cuts red, white & blue ribbon, reopening Statue of Liberty after refurbishment
1987 - 101st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pat Cash beats Ivan Lendl (7-6 6-2 7-5)
1987 - As' Mark McGwire is 1st rookie to hit 30 home runs before All Star break
1987 - Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
LPGA Golfer Jane GeddesLPGA Golfer Jane Geddes 1988 - Malcolm Marshall takes 7-22 at Old Trafford, England all out 93
1989 - Barry Bond's HR sets father-son (Bobby) HR record at 408
1989 - Mark McGwire's gets 100th HR, 2nd fastest (1400 at bats) (to Kiner)
1989 - Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage & knocks himself out
1989 - South African President Pieter Botha visits ANC leader Nelson Mandela
1989 - Toronto Blue Jays are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East
1990 - Zina Garrison upsets Steffi Graf in Wimbledon semi-finals
Tennis Player Zina GarrisonTennis Player Zina Garrison 1991 - Colorado Rockies & Florida Marlins given final approval by owners
1991 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1991 - Lillian Cucuzza wins name Florida baseball team contest (Marlins)
1992 - 106th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Agassi beats Ivanisevic (67 64 64 16 64)
1992 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1992 - Sixto Durán Ballén elected president of Ecuador
1993 - As' Rickey Henderson is 2nd to hit leadoff homers in doubleheader
1993 - Kurd guerrillas murder 32 villager in East Turkey
1993 - Richard Chelimo run world record 10 km (27:07.91)
MLB Outfielder Rickey HendersonMLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson 1994 - Boxer Buster Douglas comes out of a diabetic coma
1994 - US changes refugee policy, by sending Haitian boat people back
1994 - The United States announced it would refuse further unrestricted immigration from Haiti.
1995 - Columbia University beats Hartferd College to be 1st US team to win the Henley Regatta
1996 - A's scores 13 in 1st vs Angels
1996 - NY Yank John Weteland ties Lee Smith's record of 19 consecutive saves
1997 - 104th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Jana Novotna
1997 - NY Yanks withdraw Kenny Rogers & Mariano Duncon deal for SD Padre
1998 - 53rd US Women's Open Golf Championship at Blackwolf Run GC, Kohler WI
Tennis Player Pete SamprasTennis Player Pete Sampras 1998 - 112th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats G Ivanišević (6-7 7-6 6-4 3-6 6-2)
2001 - Australia and East Timor sign an agreement to share royalties from oil and natural gas production in the Timor Sea, which separates the two countries
2003 - SARS is declared to be contained by the WHO.
2004 - First Indonesian presidential election by the nation.
2006 - North Korea missle tests: at least two short-range Nodong-2 missiles, one SCUD missile and one long-range Taepodong-2 missile.
2006 - Emergency United Nations Security Council meeting at the U.N in New York City because of North Korean missile tests that day
2009 - Ethnic rioting broke out in Ürümqi, Xinjiang, People's Republic of China
Tennis Player Serena WilliamsTennis Player Serena Williams 2009 - 116th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (7-6 6-2)

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