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Sunday July 5, 2020

July 5: Day of the Week

July 5, 2020 was the 187th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 179 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.

July 2020

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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)

  • 1687
    Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
  • 1833
    Admiral Charles Napier defeats the navy of the Portuguese usurper Dom Miguel at the third Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
  • 1884
    Germany takes possession of Cameroon.
  • 1940
    World War II: the United Kingdom and the Vichy France government break off diplomatic relations.
  • 1947
    Larry Doby signs a contract with the Cleveland Indians baseball team, becoming the first black player in the American League. (Jackie Robinson had broken the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in the National League 11 weeks earlier.)
  • 1951
    William Shockley invents the junction transistor.
  • 1954
    The Andhra Pradesh High Court is established.
  • 1954
    The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
  • 1970
    Air Canada Flight 621 crashes near Toronto International Airport killing 109 people.
  • 2004
    The first Indonesian presidential election is held.

Who were born on July 5?

  • 1853
    Cecil Rhodes, British founder of Rhodesia (d. 1902)
  • 1911
    Georges Pompidou, French politician (d. 1974)
  • 1931
    Bill Skiles, American comic (d. 2011)
  • 1938
    Ronnie Self, American rock singer and songwriter (d. 1981)
  • 1957
    David Hanson, British politician
  • 1960
    Pruitt Taylor Vince, American actor
  • 1966
    Claudia Wells, American actress
  • 1969
    John LeClair, American hockey player
  • 1981
    Jesse Crain, Canadian baseball player
  • 1986
    Adam Young, American musician, main project (Owl City)

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