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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1316Battle of Manolada between the Burgundian and Majorcan claimants of the Principality of Achaea
- 1610John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.
- 1775The Second Continental Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition.
- 1945World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared.
- 1962Algeria becomes independent from France.
- 1970Air Canada Flight 621 crashes near Toronto International Airport killing 109 people.
- 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.
- 1977Military coup in Pakistan: Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, is overthrown.
- 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?
- 1718Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, English Viceroy of Ireland (d. 1794)
- 1885Blas Infante, Spanish politician (d. 1936)
- 1888Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1963)
- 1913George Costakis, Greek art collector (d. 1990)
- 1936Shirley Knight, American actress
- 1950Huey Lewis, American singer (Huey Lewis and the News)
- 1951Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer
- 1966Susannah Doyle, British actress
- 1970Andre Hicks, American rapper (d. 2004)
- 1977Nicolas Kiefer, German tennis player
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