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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Barclays Capital raises its forecast for crude oil prices, referring to the intensification of the geopolitical background for the market. //www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/05/us-markets-oil-idUSTRE7592LE20110705 (Reuters)
Amnesty International calls for a United Nations investigation into allegations of human rights abuses in Syria. //www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14032765 (BBC)
A Somali man, Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame, is charged in the US city of New York with assisting the terrorist groups Al Shaabab and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. //www.nytimes.com/2011/07/06/world/africa/06detain.html?_r=1hp ("New York Times")

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Three people are killed and twenty injured following clashes in Ürümqi, capital of Xinjiang, western China. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8135203.stm (BBC) //news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-07/06/content_11658819.htm (Xinhua)
Over 150 are killed when a few thousand ethnic Uyghurs target local Han Chinese during major rioting in Ürümqi, Xinjiang.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Two die and seven are seriously injured when a small plane crashes after missing the runway at Aerfort na Minna, in County Galway, Ireland. //www.rte.ie/news/2007/0705/planecrash.html (RTÉ)

Saturday, July 5, 2003

Premier John Hamm of Nova Scotia, Canada, calls a provincial election for August 5.
2003 occupation of Iraq: 7 newly US-trained Iraqi policemen are killed and at least 13 are wounded by an explosion while they are marching from training school in Ramadi. The American forces overseeing the rebuilding of Iraq's infrastructure, who gave their blessing to the march taking place, blames loyalists to Saddam Hussein some people on the scene blame U.S. forces. It is the first attack on Iraqis collaborating with the invading coalition forces, as opposed to on the forces themselves. //www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/07/05/sprj.irq.main/index.html
Taiwan is the last territory to be declared free of SARS by the World Health Organization, after 20 days with no new cases reported. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3046984.stm
Wimbledon chionships: Serena Williams repeats as women's chion by beating her sister Venus, by scores of 4–6, 6–4, 6–2.
In response to 500,000-strong protests earlier in the week, Tung Chee-hwa, Chief Executive of Hong Kong, announces that controversial provisions that are alleged capable of limiting civil liberties in Hong Kong Basic Law Article 23 will be rewritten. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3046894.stm
At least 16 people are killed and 40 injured by two female suicide bombers in an attack at "Krylya", a popular music festival, at the Tushino airfield near Moscow. The Russian authorities blame an on-going terrorism caign by Chechen rebels the Chechen government denies any connection to the attacks. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3047386.stm

Monday, July 5, 1999

U.S. Army Pfc. Barry Winchell is bludgeoned in his sleep at Fort Cbell, Kentucky by fellow soldiers he dies the next day from his injuries.

Sunday, July 5, 1998

Japan launches a probe to Mars, joining the United States and Russia as an outer space-exploring nation.

Saturday, July 5, 1997

In Cambodia, Hun Sen of the Cambodian People's Party overthrows Norodom Ranariddh in a coup.
In Cambodia, Hun Sen of the Cambodian People\'s Party overthrows Norodom Ranariddh in a coup.

Friday, July 5, 1996

Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be successfully cloned from an adult cell, is born at the Roslin Institute in Midlothian, Scotland.

Wednesday, July 5, 1995

The U.S. Congress passes the Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act, requiring that producers of pornography keep records of all models who are filmed or photographed, and that all models be at least 18 years of age.

Monday, July 5, 1993

Iraq disarmament crisis: UN inspection teams leave Iraq. Iraq then agrees to UNSCOM demands and the inspection teams return.

Thursday, July 5, 1990

President of BulgariaPetar Mladenov resigns over charges he order tanks to disperse antigovernment protests in December 1989.
In Kenya, riots erupt against the Kenya African National Union's monopoly on power.
Somali president Siad Barre's bodyguards massacre antigovernment demonstrators during a soccer match 65 people are killed, more than 300 seriously injured.
July 7–8 ndash Martina Navratilova of the United States wins the 1990 Wimbledon Chionships – Women's Singles and Stefan Edberg of Sweden wins the 1990 Wimbledon Chionships – Men's Singles.

Saturday, July 5, 1986

The Statue of Liberty is reopened to the public after an extensive refurbishment.
July 20 ndash The Goodwill Games are held in Moscow.

Tuesday, July 5, 1977

General Mohammed Zia ul-Haq overthrows Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Saturday, July 5, 1975

Ruffian, an American chion thoroughbred racehorse breaks down in a match race against Kentucky Derby winner, Foolish Pleasure. She had to be euthanized the following day.
The Comoros declare their independence from France.
Cape Verde gains independence after 500 years of Portuguese rule.

Monday, July 5, 1971

Right to vote: The 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution, formally certified by President Richard Nixon, lowers the voting age from 21 to 18.

Sunday, July 5, 1970

Air Canada Flight 621 crashes at Toronto International Airport, Toronto, Ontario all 109 passengers and crew are killed.

Saturday, July 5, 1969

Tom Mboya, Kenyan Minister of Development, is assassinated.

Wednesday, July 5, 1967

Troops of Belgian mercenary commander Jean Schramme revolt against Mobutu Sese Seko, and try to take control of Stanleyville, Congo.
Biafran War: Nigerian forces invade Biafra, following the latter's secession May 30.
A level crossing collision between a train loaded with children and a tanker-truck near Magdeburg, East Germany kills 94 people, mostly children.

Thursday, July 5, 1962

Algeria becomes independent from France.

Wednesday, July 5, 1961

The first Israeli rocket, "Shavit 2", is launched.

Saturday, July 5, 1958

President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into United States law.
Gasherbrum I, the 11th highest mountain in the world, is first ascended.

Sunday, July 5, 1953

The European Economic Community holds its first assembly in Strasbourg, France.

Thursday, July 5, 1951

William Shockley, John Bardeen, and Walter Brattain announce the invention of the junction transistor.

Monday, July 5, 1948

The National Health Service Acts are enacted in United Kingdom.

Friday, July 5, 1946

Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini becomes the first American saint to be canonized.
Bikinis go on sale in Paris.
Howard Hughes nearly dies in a test flight of the Hughes XF-11 and crashes it in a suburban Beverly Hills neighborhood because of a propeller malfunction.

Thursday, July 5, 1945

Australian Prime Minister John Curtin dies of a heart attack at age 60.
WWII: The Philippines are declared liberated.

Monday, July 5, 1943

Conclusion of the National Bands Agreement in Greece.
An allied invasion fleet sails to Sicily.
Battle of Kursk ndash The largest tank battle in history begins.

Saturday, July 5, 1941

WWII: German troops reach the Dnieper River.
WWII: American forces take over the defense of Iceland from the British.
WWII: German troops take over Estonia from the Soviets.
July 31: War is fought between Peru and Ecuador.

Tuesday, July 5, 1938

The Non-Intervention Committee reaches an agreement to withdraw all foreign volunteers from the Spanish Civil War. The agreement is respected by most Republican foreign volunteers, notably by those from England and the United States, but is ignored by the governments of Germany and Italy.

Monday, July 5, 1937

Peel Commission proposes partition of the British Mandate of Palestine into separate Arab and Jewish states.
The highest recorded temperature in Canada, at Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan, is 45°C (113°F).
Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Lugou Bridge (aka Marco Polo Bridge Incident): Japanese forces invade China (often seen as the beginning of World War II in Asia).

Saturday, July 5, 1930

Building of the Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam) is started.
The Lapua Movement marches in Helsinki, Finland.
The Seventh Lambeth Conference of Anglican Christian bishops opens. This conference approved the use of artificial birth control in limited circumstances, marking a controversial turning point in Christian views on contraception.

Sunday, July 5, 1914

A council is held at Potsdam.

Thursday, July 5, 1900

Saturday, July 5, 1884

Germany takes possession of Togoland.

Sunday, July 5, 1868

Preacher William Booth establishes the Christian Mission, predecessor of the Salvation Army, in the East End of London.

Thursday, July 5, 1866

Monday, July 5, 1841

Thomas Cook arranges his first railway excursion, in England.ref name=Pocket On This Day/

Friday, July 5, 1833

The British Parliament passes the Slavery Abolition Act, giving all slaves in the British Empire their freedom (enacted 1834).
Liberal Wars ndash Battle of Cape St. Vincent: The forces of Queen Maria II of Portugal win decisively.
King William's College on the Isle of Man officially opens.

Monday, July 5, 1830

France invades Algeria (see French period in Algeria).

Tuesday, July 5, 1814

Monday, July 5, 1813

The Carabinieri, the national military police of Italy, are founded by Victor Emmanuel I as the police force of the Kingdom of Sardinia.
Missionaries Adoniram Judson and his wife Ann Hasseltine Judson arrive in Burma.
War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin.

Friday, July 5, 1811

Venezuela declares its independence from Spain.
Venezuela becomes the first South American country to gain independence from Spain.

Wednesday, July 5, 1809

July 6 ndash Battle of Wagram: Napoleon defeats the Austrians.

Sunday, July 5, 1807

A disastrous British attack is mounted against Buenos Aires during the second failed invasion of the Río de la Plata.

Tuesday, July 5, 1803

The convention of Artlenburg leads to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king).

Monday, July 5, 1802

August 28 ndash A general election in the United Kingdom brings victory for the Tories, led by Henry Addington.

Wednesday, July 5, 1775

American Revolution: The Continental Congress sends the Olive Branch Petition, hoping for a reconciliation.

Thursday, July 5, 1770

Battle of Chesma and Battle of Larga: The Russian Empire defeats the Ottoman Empire in both battles.

Sunday, July 5, 1716

Prince Ernest Augustus is created Duke of York.

Saturday, July 5, 1687

Isaac Newton publishes "Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica", ushering in a tidal wave of changes in thought that would significantly accelerate the already ongoing scientific revolution by giving it tools that produced technologically valuable results, which had theretofore been otherwise unobtainable. See also Writing of Principia Mathematica.

Sunday, July 5, 1643

Friday, July 5, 1641

The Long Parliament abolishes the Court of Star Chamber."BBC History", July 2011, p12

Monday, July 5, 1610

John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.

Friday, July 5, 1596

An English fleet, commanded by Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, and Lord Howard of Effingham, sacks Cádiz.

Thursday, July 5, 1584

The Maronite College is established in Rome.

Tuesday, June 26, 1436 (Julianian calendar)

The Hussite Wars effectively end in Bohemia. Sigismund is accepted as King.

Sunday, June 27, 1316 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Manolada between the Burgundian and Majorcan claimants of the Principality of Achaea.

Monday, June 28, 1294 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Celestine V succeeds Nicholas IV as the 192nd pope.
Autumn ndash In response to the actions of new royal administrators in north and west Wales, Madog ap Llywelyn leads a revolt against his English overlords.

Tuesday, June 28, 1194 (Julianian calendar)

Emperor Guangzong of SongChina is forced to give up his throne.

Tuesday, June 28, 1166 (Julianian calendar)

Tribhuvanāditya comes to power in the Khmer empire.
Document written that first mentions the town of Bad Kleinkirchheim in Austria.
Henry the Lion erects the first bronze statue north of the Alps.
The Assize of Clarendon is enacted in England.
Marko III succeeds Yoannis V as Patriarch of Alexandria.

Monday, June 29, 1080 (Julianian calendar)

Ísleifur Gissurarson, the first bishop in Iceland, dies while giving mass in Skálholt church.

Thursday, July 2, 649 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Martin I succeeds Pope Theodore I as the 74th pope.
The Lateran Council of 649, convoked by Pope Martin I, strongly condemns Monothelitism
Source: Wikipedia