On This Day in History – July 5th – Almanac

Today is Monday, July 5, the 186th day of 2021 with 179 to observe.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Venus.

Those born on this date are below the signal of Cancer. They embody showman P.T. Barnum in 1810; British colonialist Cecil Rhodes, founding father of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), in 1853; Dwight Davis, founding father of the Davis Cup tennis match, in 1879; Hall of Fame soccer Coach John McKay in 1923; actor Katherine Helmond in 1929; artist Chuck Close in 1940 (age 81); Robbie Robertson, composer/musician, in 1943 (age 78); Julie Nixon Eisenhower in 1948 (age 73); rock singer Huey Lewis in 1950 (age 71); baseball Hall of Fame member Richard “Goose” Gossage in 1951 (age 70); astronaut Terence Henricks in 1952 (age 69); actor Edie Falco in 1963 (age 58); actor Kathryn Erbe in 1965 (age 56); rapper RZA, born Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, in 1969 (age 52); producer/screenwriter Jenji Kohan in 1969 (age 52); actor Francois Arnaud in 1985 (age 36); soccer participant Megan Rapinoe in 1985 (age 36).

On this date in historical past:

In 1865, William Booth based the Salvation Army in London.

In 1916, youngsters below 16 have been banned from New York City theaters, lots of which have been already closed, attributable to a summer time outbreak of polio.

In 1935, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act to protect the rights of staff and employers, and encourage collective bargaining.

In 1937, Hormel Foods launched the canned meat product SPAM.

In 1945, U.S. Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur introduced the liberation of the Philippines as World War II approached its finish.

In 1946, French designer Louis Reard launched the bikini swimsuit.

In 1947, Larry Doby turned the primary African-American participant in Major League Baseball’s American League, becoming a member of the Cleveland Indians 11 weeks after Jackie Robinson broke the game’s colour barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers of the National League.

In 1975, Arthur Ashe turned the primary African-American man to win the Wimbledon singles title.

In 1982, the Penn Square Bank of Oklahoma was declared bancrupt, touching off a bank crisis that affected a lot of the United States.

In 1994, the United States stopped accepting Haitian refugees and requested that other countries provide them with “safe havens.”

In 1997, Martina Hingis, 16, of Switzerland, turned the youngest participant in 100 years to win the ladies’s singles tennis championship at Wimbledon.

In 2002, baseball nice Ted Williams died at the age of 83. Williams, who performed his whole, conflict-interrupted profession with the Boston Red Sox, was the latest participant to hit .400 in a serious league baseball season (.406 in 1941).

In 2006, former Enron Chairman Ken Lay died of a heart attack whereas awaiting sentencing on a six-depend conviction in one of many greatest enterprise scandals in U.S. historical past.

In 2011, a jury in Orlando, Fla., discovered Casey Anthony not guilty in the 2008 demise of her 2-yr-previous daughter Caylee. The jury of 5 males and 7 girls took 11 hours over two days to acquit the Florida lady of first-diploma homicide, aggravated little one abuse and aggravated manslaughter in a excessive-profile trial that included 33 days of testimony and greater than 90 witnesses.

In 2016, FBI Director James Comey introduced the company wouldn’t recommend charges be introduced towards Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton after an investigation into her use of a personal e mail server whereas she served as secretary of state.

In 2019, Sergio Cabral, the previous governor of Rio de Janeiro, advised a Brazilian court docket he paid $2 million in bribes to purchase votes on the International Olympic Committee to win the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

A thought for the day: “Beauty shouldn’t be in the face, magnificence is a lightweight in the center.” — Lebanese-American author Khalil Gibran

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