July 5 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Constitution Day
Armenia National Holiday
Independence Day
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Saints Cyril and Methodius
Czech republic National Holiday
St. Cyril & St. Methodius Day
Slovakia National Holiday
Foreign Slovaks Day
Slovakia Observance
Workaholics Day
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Historical Events on July 5

  • 1814: British forces under General Phineas Riall are defeated by American forces under Major General Jacob Brown at the Battle of Chippawa during the War of 1812.
  • 1884: Germany takes control of Cameroon.
  • 1915: The Liberty Bell leaves from the city of Philadelphia and heads to the Panama Pacific International Exposition. It’s the last trip outside the city the bell will make.
  • 1934: In San Francisco, Police fire upon longshoremen that have gone on strike. The incident will be referred to as Bloody Thursday.
  • 1935: S President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the National Labor Relations Act on this date.
  • 1937: Spam is introduced to the public by Hormel Foods Corporation. This luncheon meat would become extremely popular after WWII due to its heavy use during the war.
  • 1940: The U.K and the Vichy French government end diplomatic relations with one another.
  • 1941: At Operation Barbarossa during World War 2, German forces make it to the Dnieper River.
  • 1943: An Allied fleet heads for Sicily to take part in Operation Husky.
  • 1943: At the Battle of Kursk during World War II, German forces attack Soviet Forces.
  • 1945: Philippine Liberation is declared during WWII.
  • 1946: After debuting in Paris, France, the bikini goes on sale in the U.S.

Famous Birthdays on July 5

  • American physiologist and Nobel Prize laureate, Herbert Spencer Gasser is born in 1888.
  • American chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, John Howard Northrop is born in 1891.
  • Italian Painter Giuseppe Caselli is born in 1893.
  • Scottish economist and Nobel Prize laureate, James Mirrless is born in 1936.
  • American singer-songwriter Ronnie Self is born in 1938.
  • American painter and photographer, Chuck Close is born in 1940.
  • American singer-songwriter Huey Lewis is born in 1950.
  • American baseball player Goose Gossage is born in 1951.
  • American writer Gary Shteyngart is born in 1972.

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