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.
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.
- 1833Admiral Charles Napier defeats the navy of the Portuguese usurper Dom Miguel at the third Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
- 1884Germany takes possession of Cameroon.
- 1940World War II: the United Kingdom and the Vichy France government break off diplomatic relations.
- 1947Larry 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.)
- 1951William Shockley invents the junction transistor.
- 1954The Andhra Pradesh High Court is established.
- 1954The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
- 1970Air Canada Flight 621 crashes near Toronto International Airport killing 109 people.
- 2004The first Indonesian presidential election is held.
Who were born on July 5?
- 1853Cecil Rhodes, British founder of Rhodesia (d. 1902)
- 1911Georges Pompidou, French politician (d. 1974)
- 1931Bill Skiles, American comic (d. 2011)
- 1938Ronnie Self, American rock singer and songwriter (d. 1981)
- 1957David Hanson, British politician
- 1960Pruitt Taylor Vince, American actor
- 1966Claudia Wells, American actress
- 1969John LeClair, American hockey player
- 1981Jesse Crain, Canadian baseball player
- 1986Adam Young, American musician, main project (Owl City)
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