Today in History, English
Today in History, English

76553July 5Birth1718 – Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1794)
76554July 5Birth1745 – Carl Arnold Kortum, German physician and poet (d. 1824)
76555July 5Birth1755 – Sarah Siddons, English actress (d. 1831)
76556July 5Birth1780 – François Carlo Antommarchi, French physician (d. 1838)
76557July 5Birth1793 – Pavel Pestel, Russian soldier (d. 1826)
76558July 5Birth1794 – Sylvester Graham, American minister and activist (d. 1851)
76559July 5Birth1801 – David Farragut, American admiral (d. 1870)
76560July 5Birth1802 – Pavel Nakhimov, Russian admiral (d. 1855)
76531July 5Event1996 – Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.
76532July 5Event1999 – Wolverhampton, England is hit by storms, including a tornado. The area is hit again with severe storms on August 1.
76533July 5Event1999 – U.S. President Bill Clinton imposes trade and economic sanctions against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
76534July 5Event2004 – The first Indonesian presidential election is held.
76535July 5Event2006 – North Korea tests four short-range missiles, one medium-range missile and a long-range Taepodong-2. The long-range Taepodong-2 reportedly fails in mid-air over the Sea of Japan.
76536July 5Event2009 – A series of violent riots break out in Ürümqi, the capital city of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China.
76537July 5Event2009 – The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered, consisting of more than 1,500 items, is found near the village of Hammerwich, near Lichfield, in Staffordshire, England.
76538July 5Event2012 – The Shard in London is inaugurated as the tallest building in Europe, with a height of 310 metres (1,020 ft).
76539July 5Birth465 – Ahkal Mo' Naab' I, Mayan ruler (d. 524)
76540July 5Birth980 – Mokjong of Goryeo (d. 1009)
76541July 5Birth1029 – Al-Mustansir Billah, Egyptian Caliph (d. 1094)
76542July 5Birth1321 – Joan of the Tower, Scottish wife of David II of Scotland (d. 1362)
76543July 5Birth1466 – Giovanni Sforza, Italian lord (d. 1510)
76544July 5Birth1547 – Garzia de' Medici, Tuscan son of Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1562)
76545July 5Birth1549 – Francesco Maria del Monte, Italian cardinal and art collector (d. 1627)
76546July 5Birth1554 – Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France (d. 1592)
76547July 5Birth1586 – Thomas Hooker, English-born founder of the Colony of Connecticut (d. 1647)
76548July 5Birth1653 – Thomas Pitt, English businessman and politician (d. 1726)
76549July 5Birth1670 – Countess Palatine Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg (d. 1748)
76550July 5Birth1675 – Mary Walcott, American witness at the Salem witch trials (d. 1719)
76551July 5Birth1709 – Étienne de Silhouette, French translator and politician, Controller-General of Finances (d. 1767)
76552July 5Birth1717 – Peter III of Portugal (d. 1786)

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