July 5: Day of the Week
July 5, 2019 was the 186th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 179 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
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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)
- 1770The Battle of Chesma between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire begins.
- 1809The Battle of Wagram, the largest of the Napoleonic Wars.
- 1830France invades Algeria.
- 1943World War II: An Allied invasion fleet sails for Sicily (Operation Husky, July 10, 1943).
- 1951William Shockley invents the junction transistor.
- 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.
- 1975Cape Verde gains its independence from Portugal.
- 1995Armenia adopts its constitution, four years after their independence from the Soviet Union.
- 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?
- 1321Joan of The Tower, Queen consort of King David II of Scotland (d. 1362)
- 1670Countess Palatine Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg, German-born Duchess of Parma (d. 1748)
- 1780François Carlo Antommarchi, French physician (d. 1838)
- 1793Pavel Pestel, Russian revolutionary (d. 1826)
- 1805Jérôme Napoleon Bonaparte, French prince (d. 1870)
- 1936James Mirrlees, Scottish economist, Nobel laureate
- 1950Huey Lewis, American singer (Huey Lewis and the News)
- 1959Marc Cohn, American singer and songwriter
- 1966Susannah Doyle, British actress
- 1985Megan Rapinoe, American soccer player (U.S. Women’s National Team)
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