On This Day..... July 5

 

JULY 5TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BIKINI DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL APPLE TURNOVER DAY
 


  • TODAY IS HAWAII APPRECIATION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL GRAHAM CRACKER DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • PHINEAS TAYLOR BARNUM (1810-1891)
  • KATHERINE HELMOND (1929, 89)
 
  • HUEY LEWIS (1950, 68)
  • MARC COHN (1959, 59)
 
  • EDIE FALCO (1963, 55)
  • JENJI KOHAN (1969, 49)
 
  • EVA GREEN (1980, 38)
  • DOLLY THE SHEEP (1996-2003)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1687, SIR ISAAC NEWTON PUBLISHES “PRINCIPIA” WHICH LAYS OUT HIS LAWS OF MOTION AND GRAVITY
  • IN 1775, THE SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS WRITES THE “OLIVE BRANCH PETITION” TO SEND TO KING GEORGE III
  • IN 1794, SYLVESTER GRAHAM, A MINISTER AND VEGETARIAN WHO INVENTED THE GRAHAM CRACKER WAS BORN
  • IN 1813, THE RAIDS OF THREE UPSTATE NEW YORK FORTS AND TOWNS BY THE BRITISH BEGIN IN THE WAR OF 1812. THEY WOULD LAST THREE WEEKS
  • IN 1830, FRANCE INVADES ALGERIA BEGINNING A 40 YEAR CONQUEST IN AFRICA
  • IN 1841, THOMAS COOK OPENS THE FIRST TRAVEL AGENCY
  • IN 1852, FREDERICK DOUGLASS, A FUGITIVE SLAVE, GIVES A SPEECH ENTITLED “WHAT TO THE SLAVE IS THE FOURTH OF JULY?” CONDEMING THE HOLIDAY AS HYPOCRITICAL
  • IN 1861, THE BATTLE OF CATHAGE, MISSOURRI IS FOUGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR
  • IN 1863, THE BATTLE OF JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI IS FOUGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR
  • IN 1864, THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN IN THE CIVIL WAR CONTINUES WITH THE BATTLE OF THE CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER AND BATTLE OF SMITH’S EXPEDITION
  • IN 1865, GREAT BRITAIN ENACTS THE WORLD’S FIRST SPEED LIMIT
  • IN 1856, THE SECRET SERVICE IS CREATED AS A DIVISION OF THE TREASURT DEPT.
  • IN 1934, SAN FRANCISCO POLICE OPEN FIRE ON STRIKING DOCK WORKERS IN WHAT BECOMES KNOWN AS “BLOODY THURSDAY”
  • IN 1935, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT SIGNS THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT
  • IN 1937, HORMEL FOODS BEGINS SELLING SPAM
  • IN 1943, THE USSR ROLLS 6,000 TANKS TO DEFEND KOERSK AND THE U.S. SAILS 96 SHIPS TO INVADE SICILY IN WORLD WAR II
  • IN 1946, LOUIS REARD DEBUTS THE BIKINI DURING HIS PARIS FASHION SHOW
  • IN 1947, LARRY DOBY STRIKES OUT IN HIS FIRST AT BAT AS THE FIRST BLACK PLAYER IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE
  • IN 1950, THE U.S. BEGINS COMBAT IN THE KOREAN WAR IN THE BATTLE OF OSAN
  • IN 1950, THE LAW OF RETURN IS PASSED GUARANTEEING ALL JEWS THE RIGHT TO LIVE IN ISRAEL
  • IN 1950, BETTE DAVIS DIVORCES ARTIST WILLIAM GRANT SHERRY
  • IN 1957, FRANK SINATRA DIVORCES AVA GARDNER AFTER SIX YEARS
  • IN 1962, ALGERIA GAINS INDEPENDENCE AFTER 132 YEARS OF FRENCH OCCUPATION
  • IN 1966, NEBRASKA ENLISTS THE NATIONAL GUARD DURING THE THIRD NIGHT OF RIOTING OVER RACIAL TENSIONS IN OMAHA
  • IN 1969, THE ROLLING STONES PLAY A FREE CONCERT AT HYDE PARK IN LONDON
  • IN 1971, THE 26TH AMENDMENT IS RATIFIED WHICH REDUCES THE VOTING AGE TO 18
  • IN 1975, ARTHUR ASHE BEATS JIMMY CONNORS TO BECOME THE FIRST BLACK WIMBLETON SINGLES CHAMPION
  • IN 1984, THE SUPREME COURT REVISES A 70 YEAR OLD RULING MAKING IT EASIER TO
  • USE EVIDENCE SEIZED WITH A DEFECTIVE WARRANT IN CRIMINAL TRIALS
  • IN 1985, ROBERT MUGABE WINS RE-ELECTION FOR A SECOND TERM AS PRESIDENT OF ZIMBABWE
  • IN 1986, JANET JACKSON’S DEBUT ALBUM “CONTROL” GOES TO #1
  • IN 1989, THE PILOT EPISODE OF “THE SEINFELD CHRONICLES” AIRS ON NBC
  • IN 1989, OLIVER NORTH IS SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS PROBATION AND FINED $150,000 FOR HIS ROLE IN THE IRAN-CONTRA AFFAIR
  • IN 1990, STEFFI GRAF LOSES TO ZINA GARRISON IN THE WIMBLETON SEMI-FINALS, ENDING HER RECORD OF WINNING 13 CONSECUTIVE GRAND SLAM EVENTS
  • IN 1993, BJORK RELEASES HER FIRST ALBUM “DEBUT”
  • IN 1994, JEFF BEZOS FOUNDS “AMAZON.COM”
  • IN 1994, HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH RELEASE “CRACKED REAR VIEW”
  • IN 1998, ROGER CLEMENS SCORES HIS 3,000TH STRIKEOUT
  • IN 2002, TED WILLIAMS DIES AT 84
  • IN 2003, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCES THAT SARS HAS BEEN CONTAINED
  • IN 2006, THE UNITED NATIONS HOLDS EMERGENCY SECURITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AFTER NORTH KOREA TEST MISSILES EARLIER IN THE DAY
  • IN 2001, GOTYE RELEASES “SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW”
  • IN 2003, JOHNNY CASH PERFORMS LIVE FOR THE LAST TIME AT THE CARTER RANCH
  • IN 2007, DITA VON TEESE DIVORCES MARILYN MANSON AFTER ONE YEAR OF MARRIAGE
  • IN 2012, ENRIQUE PENA NIETO IS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF MEXICO
  • IN 2016, THE FBI RELEASES A REPORT STATING THAT HILLARY CLINTON WAS EXTREMELY CARELESS IN HANDLING CLASSIFIED E-MAILS BUT IT WILL NOT RECOMMEND PROSECUTION

 IN 2017, VOLVO ANNOUNCES THAT ALL NEW MODELS BEGINNING IN 2019 WILL BE EITHER HYBRID OR BATTERY POWERED

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