1687 ~ Isaac Newton published Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica on the 5th July 1687.
1811 ~ Venezuela declared independence from Spain on the 5th July 1811.
1884 ~ Cameroon was taken possession by Germany on the 5th July 1884.
1937 ~ Spam luncheon meat was introduced on the 5th July 1937, by the Hormel Foods Corporation.
1946 ~ The BiKiNi was unveiled by French automobile engineer Louis Réard when he introduced the daring two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor on the 5th July in 1946, a popular swimming pool in Paris. Prior to this, Louis Réard could not find a model to wear his design, so he ended up hiring Micheline Bernardini, a nude dancer from the Casino de Paris, to display the string bikini with a g-string back. Louis Reard dubbed the new swimsuit “bikini,” inspired by a news-making U.S. atomic test that took place earlier that week off the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
1950 – Huey Lewis the American singer-songwriter and actor was born on the 5th July 1950. Huey Lewis is best known for his band, Huey Lewis and the News. YouTube video: Huey Lewis and the News performing live in 1985 with the Tower of Power Horns..
1954 ~ The BBC broadcasted its 1st television news bulletin on the 5th July 1954.
1962 ~ Algeria became independent from France on the 5th July 1962.
1975 ~ Arthur Ashe became the 1st black man to win the Wimbledon singles title on the 5th July 1975.
1979 ~ Shane Filan the Irish singer-songwriter from Westlife was born on the 5th July 1979.
1980 ~ Jason Wade the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Lifehouse was born on the 5th July 1980.
1983 ~ Zheng Jie the Chinese tennis player was born on the 5th July 1983.
1983 ~ Edwina Bartholomew (aka Eddie or Eddy Bartholomew) the Australian journalist, weather girl on Sunrise, and co-host of Dancing with the Stars in 2013, was born in the South Australian mining town of Whyalla, on the 5th July 1983. Follow Eddie online: Edwina Bartholomew verified official Twitter account. See Eddy on the Yahoo7 TV Sunrise Weather Videos & YouTube Video (below): Paris bans Channel 7 over ‘fame’ question when Eddy Bartholomew gets on Paris Hilton’s bad side after a seemingly innocent question rubs the heiress the wrong way…
1985 ~ Stephanie McIntosh the Australian singer and actress was born on the 5th July 1985.
1989 ~ Seinfeld the American television sitcom was first broadcast on the 5th July 1989, to the 14th May 1998.
1996 ~ Dolly the sheep became the 1st mammal cloned from an adult cell on the 5th July 1996.
1999 ~ Bill Clinton the U.S. President imposed trade and economic sanctions against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan on the 5th July 1999.
2009 ~ The Largest Hoard of Anglo-Saxon Gold ever discovered (over 1,500 items) was found on the 5th July 2009, near the village of Hammerwich, near Lichfield, in Staffordshire, England.
2012 ~ The Shard in London was inaugurated as the tallest building in Europe on the 5th July 2012, with a height of 310 metres (1,020 ft).
This Day in History for July 5th ~ video presented by www.History.com