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Thursday 5 July 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Bloody Thursday (International Longshore and Warehouse Union)

Events

  • 2009 – The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered in England, consisting of more than 1,500 items, is found near the village of Hammerwich, near Lichfield, Staffordshire.
  • 2004 – The first Indonesian presidential election is held.
  • 1996 – Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.
  • 1987 – Sri Lankan Civil War: The LTTE uses suicide attacks on the Sri Lankan Army for the first time. The Black Tigers are born and, in the following years, will continue to kill with the tactic.
  • 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).
  • 1977 – Military coup in Pakistan: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, is overthrown.
  • 1975 – Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title.
  • 1971 – Right to vote: The Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 years, is formally certified by President Richard Nixon.
  • 1954 – Elvis Presley records his first single, "That's All Right," at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • 1954 – The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
  • 1950 – Korean War: Task Force Smith: American and North Korean forces first clash, in the Battle of Osan.
  • 1935 – The National Labor Relations Act, which governs labor relations in the United States, is signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1841 – Thomas Cook organises the first package excursion, from Leicester to Loughborough.
  • 1814 – War of 1812: Battle of Chippawa: American Major General Jacob Brown defeats British General Phineas Riall at Chippawa, Ontario.

Births

  • 1992 – Chiara Scholl, American tennis player
  • 1985 – Megan Rapinoe, American soccer player
  • 1984 – Zack Miller, American golfer
  • 1982 – Dave Haywood, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1980 – Jason Wade, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1980 – Mads Tolling, Danish-American violinist and composer
  • 1977 – Steven Sharp Nelson, American cellist
  • 1976 – Bizarre, American rapper
  • 1972 – Gary Shteyngart, American writer
  • 1970 – Mac Dre, American rapper and producer, founded Thizz Entertainment (d. 2004)
  • 1969 – Jenji Kohan, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1969 – John LeClair, American ice hockey player
  • 1969 – RZA, American rapper, producer, actor, and director
  • 1965 – Eyran Katsenelenbogen, Israeli-American pianist and educator
  • 1965 – Kathryn Erbe, American actress
  • 1964 – Ronald D. Moore, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1963 – Edie Falco, American actress
  • 1960 – Pruitt Taylor Vince, American actor and director
  • 1959 – Marc Cohn, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1958 – Bill Watterson, American author and illustrator
  • 1957 – Doug Wilson, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager
  • 1956 – James Lofton, American football player and coach
  • 1954 – Jimmy Crespo, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1953 – Caryn Navy, American mathematician and computer scientist
  • 1951 – Goose Gossage, American baseball player
  • 1951 – Roger Wicker, American colonel, lawyer, and politician
  • 1950 – Huey Lewis, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1950 – Michael Monarch, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1947 – Todd Akin, American politician
  • 1945 – Michael Blake, American author and screenwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1943 – Curt Blefary, American baseball player and coach (d. 2001)
  • 1941 – Terry Cashman, American singer-songwriter and record producer
  • 1940 – Bud Andrews, American radio host and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1940 – Chuck Close, American painter and photographer
  • 1938 – Ronnie Self, American singer-songwriter (d. 1981)
  • 1936 – Shirley Knight, American actress
  • 1929 – Katherine Helmond, American actress and director
  • 1928 – Warren Oates, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1926 – Diana Lynn, American actress (d. 1971)
  • 1924 – János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist and educator (d. 2013)
  • 1918 – George Rochberg, American composer and educator (d. 2005)
  • 1915 – Babe Paley, American socialite (d. 1978)
  • 1915 – John Woodruff, American runner and commander (d. 2007)
  • 1914 – John Thomas Dunlop, American administrator and labor scholar (d. 2003)
  • 1913 – Smiley Lewis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1966)
  • 1904 – Ernst Mayr, German-American biologist and ornithologist (d. 2005)
  • 1904 – Milburn Stone, American actor (d. 1980)
  • 1902 – Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., American colonel and politician, 3rd United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 1985)
  • 1900 – Yoshimaro Yamashina, Japanese ornithologist, founded the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology (d. 1989)
  • 1891 – John Howard Northrop, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)
  • 1890 – Frederick Lewis Allen, American historian and journalist (d. 1954)
  • 1888 – Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1963)
  • 1888 – Louise Freeland Jenkins, American astronomer and academic (d. 1970)
  • 1879 – Dwight F. Davis, American tennis player and politician, 49th United States Secretary of War (d. 1945)
  • 1867 – A. E. Douglass, American astronomer (d. 1962)
  • 1862 – George Nuttall, American-British bacteriologist (d. 1937)
  • 1860 – Robert Bacon, American colonel and politician, 39th United States Secretary of State (d. 1919)
  • 1841 – William Collins Whitney, American financier and politician, 31st United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1904)
  • 1810 – P. T. Barnum, American businessman, co-founded Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (d. 1891)
  • 1801 – David Farragut, American admiral (d. 1870)
  • 1794 – Sylvester Graham, American minister and activist (d. 1851)
  • 1675 – Mary Walcott, American accuser and witness at the Salem witch trials (d. 1719)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Brett Wiesner, American soccer player (b. 1983)
  • 2014 – Rosemary Murphy, American actress (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Bud Asher, American lawyer and politician (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – David Cargo, American politician, 22nd Governor of New Mexico (b. 1929)
  • 2011 – Cy Twombly, American-Italian painter, sculptor, and photographer (b. 1928)
  • 2006 – Amzie Strickland, American actress (b. 1919)
  • 2006 – Kenneth Lay, American businessman (b. 1942)
  • 2005 – James Stockdale, American admiral (b. 1923)
  • 2004 – Rodger Ward, American race car driver and sportscaster (b. 1921)
  • 2002 – Ted Williams, American baseball player and manager (b. 1918)
  • 1998 – Sid Luckman, American football player (b. 1916)
  • 1991 – Howard Nemerov, American poet and essayist (b. 1920)
  • 1983 – Harry James, American trumpet player and actor (b. 1916)
  • 1969 – Leo McCarey, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1898)
  • 1969 – Walter Gropius, German architect, designed the John F. Kennedy Federal Building and Werkbund Exhibition (b. 1883)
  • 1948 – Carole Landis, American actress (b. 1919)
  • 1937 – Daniel Sawyer, American golfer (b. 1884)
  • 1929 – Henry Johnson, American sergeant (b. 1897)
  • 1863 – Lewis Armistead, American general (b. 1817)
  • 1833 – Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor, created the first known photograph (b. 1765)
  • 1826 – Stamford Raffles, English politician, founded Singapore (b. 1782)
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