July 5: Day of the Week
July 5, 2020 is the 187th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 179 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Cancer is the zodiac 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.
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July 5 Historical Event(s)
- 1809The Battle of Wagram, the largest of the Napoleonic Wars.
- 1811Venezuela declares independence from Spain.
- 1884Germany takes possession of Cameroon.
- 1937Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.
- 1941World War II: German troops reach the Dnieper River.
- 1945World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared.
- 1973Catastrophic 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.
- 1975Cape Verde gains its independence from Portugal.
- 1999U.S. President Bill Clinton imposes trade and economic sanctions against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
- 2009A series of violent riots break out in Ürümqi, the capital city of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China.
Who were born on July 5?
- 1829Ignacio Mariscal, Mexican writer and diplomat (d. 1910)
- 1874Eugen Fischer, German physician (d. 1967)
- 1891John Howard Northrop, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)
- 1943Curt Blefary, American baseball player (d. 2001)
- 1946Paul Smith, British fashion designer
- 1950Huey Lewis, American singer (Huey Lewis and the News)
- 1966Kathryn Erbe, American actress
- 1973René Spies, German bobsledder
- 1986Adam Young, American musician, main project (Owl City)
- 1991Jason Dolley, American actor
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