July 5 holidays in 2020

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Constitution Day
Armenia National Holiday
Saints Cyril and Methodius
Czech republic National Holiday
First Day of NAIDOC Week
Australia Observance
Independence Day
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St. Cyril & St. Methodius Day
Slovakia National Holiday
Foreign Slovaks Day
Slovakia Observance
National Apple Turnover Day
- Weird
National Graham Cracker Day
- Weird
National Hawaii Day
- Weird
National Bikini Day
- Weird
Guru Purnima
- Hindu
Asala - Dharma Day
- Buddhist

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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