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Friday July 5, 2019

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.

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.

July 2019

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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)

  • 1295
    Scotland and France form an alliance, the so-called “Auld Alliance”, against England.
  • 1770
    The Battle of Chesma between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire begins.
  • 1775
    The Second Continental Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition.
  • 1811
    Venezuela declares independence from Spain.
  • 1962
    Algeria becomes independent from France.
  • 1998
    Japan launches a probe to Mars, and thus joins the United States and Russia as a space exploring nation.
  • 1999
    Wolverhampton, England is hit by storms which include a tornado. The area is hit again with severe storms on August 1.
  • 2004
    The first Indonesian presidential election is held.
  • 2006
    North Korea launches at least two short-range Nodong-2 missiles, one SCUD missile and one long-range Taepodong-2 missile.
  • 2009
    A 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?

  • 1653
    Thomas Pitt, British Governor of Madras (d. 1726)
  • 1879
    Wanda Landowska, Polish harpsichordist (d. 1959)
  • 1902
    Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., American diplomat (d. 1985)
  • 1922
    Bob Duffy, American basketball player
  • 1924
    Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator (d. 2001)
  • 1956
    James Lofton, American football player and coach
  • 1964
    Jimmy Demers, American singer and writer
  • 1979
    Amélie Mauresmo, French tennis player
  • 1983
    Zheng Jie, Chinese tennis player
  • 1985
    Megan Rapinoe, American soccer player (U.S. Women’s National Team)

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