On This Day - July 5th

Posted: 2018-07-05 09:08:50 By: hbr

• 328 – The official opening of Constantine's Bridge built over the Danube between Sucidava (Corabia, Romania) and Oescus (Gigen, Bulgaria) by the Roman architect Theophilus Patricius.
• 1594 – Portuguese forces under the command of Pedro Lopes de Sousa begin an unsuccessful invasion of the Kingdom of Kandyduring the Campaign of Danture in Sri Lanka.
• 1626 - Samuel de Champlain arrives back in Québec after he was exiled by the Kirkes
• 1775 – The Second Continental Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition.
• 1811 – The Venezuelan Declaration of Independence is adopted by a congress of the provinces.
• 1814 – War of 1812: Battle of Chippawa: American Major General Jacob Brown defeats British General Phineas Riall at Chippawa, Ontario.
• 1841 – Thomas Cook organises the first package excursion, from Leicester to Loughborough.
• 1843 - United States citizens declare a provisional government in Oregon
• 1867 Lady Agnes Macdonald, prime ministerial spouse, notes in her diary, “Here – in this house – the atmosphere is so awfully political that sometimes I think the very flies hold Parliament on the kitchen tablecloths.”
• 1935 - The Canadian Wheat Board is established. Winnipeg
• 1954 – The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
• 1954 – Elvis Presley records his first single, "That's All Right," at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee.
• 1958 - Brewery Bay residence of Stephen Leacock opened as the Leacock Memorial House. Orillia, Ontario
• 1975 – Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title.
• 1980 – 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).
• 1989 – Iran–Contra affair: Oliver North is sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesellto a three-year suspended prison term, two years probation, $150,000 in fines and 1,200 hours community service. His convictions are later overturned.
• 1996 – Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.

It's also:
• Bloody Thursday (International Longshore and Warehouse Union)
• Constitution Day (Armenia)
• Independence Day (Algeria), celebrating the independence of Algeria from France in 1962.
• Independence Day (Cape Verde), celebrating the independence of Cape Verde from Portugal in 1975.
• Independence Day (Venezuela), celebrating the independence of Venezuela from Spain in 1811; also National Armed Forces Day.
• Apple Turnover Day
• Bikini Day