July 5: Day of the Week
July 5, 2019 is the 186th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 179 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1687Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
- 1814War of 1812: Battle of Chippawa – American Major General Jacob Brown defeats British General Phineas Riall at Chippawa, Ontario.
- 1865The Salvation Army is founded in the East End of London, England.
- 1884Germany takes possession of Cameroon.
- 1934“Bloody Thursday” – Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco.
- 1943World War II: An Allied invasion fleet sails for Sicily (Operation Husky, July 10, 1943).
- 1962Algeria becomes independent from France.
- 1977Military coup in Pakistan: Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, is overthrown.
- 1987First 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.
- 2009Roger Federer wins a record 15th Grand Slam title in tennis, winning a five set match against Andy Roddick at Wimbledon.
Who were born on July 5?
- 1829Ignacio Mariscal, Mexican writer and diplomat (d. 1910)
- 1889Jean Cocteau, French writer (d. 1963)
- 1928Warren Oates, American actor (d. 1982)
- 1932Gyula Horn, Hungarian politician
- 1939Booker Edgerson, American football player
- 1963Russ Lorenson, American singer and actor
- 1973Róisín Murphy, Irish singer-songwriter (Moloko)
- 1975Kip Gamblin, Australian dancer and actor
- 1979Tim Coly, German rugby player
- 1980Eva Green, French actress
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