This Day in History- July 5

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This Day in History- July 5

“We are not makers of History, we are made by History.”- Martin Luther King Jr. Do you ever stop and wonder what was today like years ago? What battles were being fought or how the different systems and rules functioned, how the buildings were built and what machines were operated. History tells how far we have come and how things have changed across the world. History helps us take in a detailed picture of where we stand today. So, let us try to unravel this Day in History- July 5. 

What Happened in India on July 5?

  • 2013- Indian President approved the National Food Security Act, 2013
    On July 5, 2013, President Pranab Mukherjee of India signed a food plan that proposed to help feed two-thirds of the country’s population into law. This plan was initiated to provide subsidized food every month to nearly 800 million poor citizens.

What Happened Around the World on July 5?

  • 1687- Isaac Newton’s work published
    Isaac Newton’s great work Principia was published by the Royal Society in England, which outlined his laws of motion and universal gravitation on July 5, 1687.
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  • 1811- Venezuelan Declaration of Independence
    The Venezuelan Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by a congress of Venezuelan provinces on July 5, 1811, through which Venezuelans made the decision to separate from the Spanish Crown in order to establish a new nation based on the premises of equality of individuals, abolition of censorship and dedication to freedom of expression. 
  • 1852- Frederick Douglass delivered his speech
    Frederick Douglass, the fugitive slave, delivered his ‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’ speech to the Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester, which condemned the celebration as hypocritical shame, on July 5, 1852. 
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  • 1865- Work under the treasury department
    The US Secret Service began operating under the Treasury Department. The Secret Service was established in 1865 as a bureau in the Treasury Department to suppress widespread counterfeiting.
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  • 1994- founded. was founded in Bellevue, Washington by Jeff Bezos on July 4, 1994. It started as an online marketplace for books but expanded to sell electronics, software, video games, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry.
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  • 1951- Invention of the junction transistor
    Dr William Shockley invented the junction transistor. William Bradford Shockley was an American physicist and inventor. He was the manager of a research group at Bell Labs that included John Bardeen and Walter Brattain. The three scientists were jointly awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics for “their research on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect”.
  • 2003- SARS contained.
    On July 5, 2003, SARS was declared as “contained” by the WHO after affecting 26 countries and resulting in 774 deaths. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory disease caused by a SARS-associated coronavirus. It was first identified at the end of February 2003 during an outbreak that emerged in China and spread to 4 other countries.
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  • 2004-  First Indonesian presidential election by the people.
    The first round of the first Indonesian presidential election by the people was held on July 5, 2004. Before a 2002 amendment to the Constitution of Indonesia, the President and Vice President were elected by the country’s top legislative body, the People’s Consultative Assembly. 

Famous Birthdays 

  • 1801- David Farragut
    An American admiral was born in Campbell’s Station, Tennessee on July 5, 1801.
  • 1853- Cecil Rhodes
    British businessman, a diamond merchant, and imperialist politician who was Prime Minister of the Cape Colony were born in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, England.
  • 1867- A. E. Douglass
    An American astronomer and inventor of dendrochronology were born in Windsor, Vermont on July 5, 1867.
  • 1968- Susan Wojcicki
    American businesswoman and CEO of YouTube- she was born in Santa Clara County, California.
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1985- Megan Rapinoe
American pro soccer player was born in Redding, California on July 5, 1985.

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