July 5: Day of the Week
July 5, 2021 is the 186th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 179 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1811Venezuela declares independence from Spain.
- 1878The coat of arms of the Baku governorate is established.
- 1950Zionism: the Knesset passes the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel.
- 1954The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
- 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.
- 1975Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title.
- 1989Iran-Contra Affair: Oliver North is sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell to a three-year suspended prison term, two years probation, $150,000 in fines and 1,200 hours community service. His convictions are later overturned.
- 1999U.S. President Bill Clinton imposes trade and economic sanctions against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
- 1999Wolverhampton, England is hit by storms which include a tornado. The area is hit again with severe storms on August 1.
- 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?
- 1910Georges Vedel, French public law professor (d. 2002)
- 1918George Rochberg, American composer (d. 2005)
- 1922Bob Duffy, American basketball player
- 1932Gyula Horn, Hungarian politician
- 1939Booker Edgerson, American football player
- 1943Curt Blefary, American baseball player (d. 2001)
- 1952David Pinkney, British racing driver
- 1966Gianfranco Zola, Italian football player and coach
- 1986Adam Young, American musician, main project (Owl City)
- 1988Adriano Buzaid, Brazilian racing driver
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