5 July (TODAY IN HISTORY) Collected facts include the people born today, the death of famous persons, war conflicts, freedom of any country, the invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc.
Important events of 5 July
- In 1658 Mughal ruler Aurangzeb arrested his elder brother Murad Baksh.
- The military coup in São Paulo in Brazil in 1924.
- The Labor Party won the UK parliamentary elections in 1945.
- The Indian Independence Act, 1947, was presented in the British Parliament, which later got royal approval.
- The BBC broadcasted the first television in 1954. Its duration was 20 minutes and it was prepared beforehand.
- Andhra Pradesh High Court was established on 5 July 1954.
- 96 people died in the 1962 massacre in Oran, Algeria.
- India’s first submarine arrived in 1968 from Soviet Russia.
- Arthur Ashe, 31, American tennis player, was the first black man to win Wimbledon’s singles competition on July 5, 1975.
- Under the leadership of General Zia-ul-Haq, Pakistani forces captured the country’s power in 1977
- Prime Minister Bhutto was arrested in Pakistan’s military revolt, General Zia-ul-Haq assumed power in 1977.
- In 1981, Rajan Mahadevan computed the world record by computing 31 thousand 811 numbers of ‘pie’ in mathematics.
- The official start of Palestinian autonomy in Israeli Jericho occurred on 5 July 1994.
- A team of researchers at the Roslin Institute in Scotland created a clone of the cell extracted from a mammalian organ for the first time in 1996.
Source: The New York Times
- Pete Sampras won Wimbledon’s singles title for the fifth time on 5 July 1998.
- A successful test of the anti-tank missile NAG was carried out in 1998.
- Dolphin City was inaugurated in 1998 in Tamil Nadu.
- The United States declared the ban on the Taliban in 1999.
- The conference of Shanghai-5 countries in Dushanbe (Kazakhstan) commenced in 2000.
- After the defeat in elections, Bulgarian Prime Minister Schwann Kostov resigned from his post in 2001.
- In the Kathmandu bombings in Nepalese Congress Party headquarters in 2002, 10 people were injured.
- Greece made history by winning the Euro Cup football competition in 2004.
- The first presidential election in Indonesia was held in 2004.
- 60 deaths due to landslides in the southern province of Mexico in 2007.
- Nepal’s interim cabinet passed a resolution in 2008 to bring a bill for constitutional amendment.
- Switzerland’s Roger Federer won the Wimbledon title by defeating Andy Roddick in 2009.
- In a bomb attack in a mosque in Baghdad, Iraq’s capital killed 15 people in 2013.
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Born on 5 July
- Professor and author Asghar Wajahat was born in 1946.
- Birth of contemporary poet and writer Jyoti Khare was born in 1956
- India’s famous badminton player P. V. Sindhu was born in 1995.
Died on 5 July
- The best-known English poet of English language, Torku Dutt, died on 5 July 1877.
- The freedom fighter of India, teacher, lawyer, politician and the creator of modern Bihar, Grace Narayan Sinha died in 1957.
National/International Holidays and Observations List
- Independence Day (Algeria)
- Independence Day (Cape Verde)
- Independence Day (Venezuela)
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