July 5 is the 186th day of the year. There are 179 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).
+ 1915 – The Liberty Bell leaves Philadelphia by special train on its way to the Panama–Pacific International Exposition. This is the last trip outside Philadelphia that the custodians of the bell intend to permit.
+ 1935 – The National Labor Relations Act, which governs labor relations in the United States, is signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
+ 1937 – Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.
+ 1946 – The bikini goes on sale after debuting during an outdoor fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris, France.
+ 1954 – Elvis Presley records his first single, "That's All Right," at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee.
+ 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.
+ 1975 – Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title.
+ 1996 – Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.
( Births )
+ 1810 – P. T. Barnum, American businessman, co-founded Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (d. 1891)
+ 1950 – Huey Lewis, American singer-songwriter and actor
+ 1951 – Goose Gossage, American baseball player