Today in History, English
Today in History, English

76501July 5Event1833 – Admiral Charles Napier vanquishes the navy of the Portuguese usurper Dom Miguel at the third Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
76502July 5Event1841 – Thomas Cook organises the first package excursion, from Leicester to Loughborough
76503July 5Event1878 – The coat of arms of the Baku Governorate is established.
76504July 5Event1884 – Germany takes possession of Cameroon.
76505July 5Event1915 – The Liberty Bell leaves Philadelphia by special train on its way to the Panama–Pacific International Exposition. This is the last trip outside Philadelphia that the custodians of the bell intend to permit.
76506July 5Event1934 – "Bloody Thursday": Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco.
76507July 5Event1935 – The National Labor Relations Act, which governs labor relations in the United States, is signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
76508July 5Event1937 – Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.
76509July 5Event1940 – World War II: The United Kingdom and the Vichy France government break off diplomatic relations.
76510July 5Event1941 – World War II: Operation Barbarossa: German troops reach the Dnieper river.
76511July 5Event1943 – World War II: An Allied invasion fleet sails for Sicily (Operation Husky, July 10, 1943).
76512July 5Event1943 – World War II: German forces begin a massive offensive against the Soviet Union at the Battle of Kursk, also known as Operation Citadel.
76513July 5Event1945 – World War II: The liberation of the Philippines is declared.
76514July 5Event1946 – The bikini goes on sale after debuting during an outdoor fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris, France.
76515July 5Event1948 – National Health Service Acts create the national public health system in the United Kingdom.
76516July 5Event1950 – Korean War: Task Force Smith: American and North Korean forces first clash, in the Battle of Osan.
76517July 5Event1950 – Zionism: The Knesset passes the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel.
76518July 5Event1954 – The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
76519July 5Event1954 – The Andhra Pradesh High Court is established.
76520July 5Event1954 – Elvis Presley records his first single, "That's All Right," at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee.
76521July 5Event1962 – Algeria becomes independent from France.
76522July 5Event1971 – Right to vote: The Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 years, is formally certified by President Richard Nixon.
76523July 5Event1973 – A boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (BLEVE) in Kingman, Arizona, following a fire that broke out as propane was being transferred from a railroad car to a storage tank, kills eleven firefighters.
76524July 5Event1975 – Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title.
76525July 5Event1975 – Cape Verde gains its independence from Portugal.
76526July 5Event1977 – Military coup in Pakistan: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, is overthrown.
76527July 5Event1980 – Swedish tennis player Björn Borg wins his fifth Wimbledon final and becomes the first male tennis player to win the championships five times in a row (1976–1980).
76528July 5Event1987 – The LTTE uses suicide attacks on the Sri Lankan Army for the first time. The Black Tigers are born and, in the following years, will continue to kill with the tactic.
76529July 5Event1989 – Iran–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.
76530July 5Event1995 – The Republic of Armenia adopts its constitution, four years after its independence from the Soviet Union.

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