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  • Rochester, New York, U.S.
    Monday Jul 5, 1852

    Frederick Douglass

    What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?

    Rochester, New York, U.S.
    Monday Jul 5, 1852

    On July 5, 1852, Douglass delivered an address to the ladies of the Rochester Anti-Slavery Sewing Society. This speech eventually became known as "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?"; one biographer called it "perhaps the greatest antislavery oration ever given".




  • Fairmont, West Virginia, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 5, 1908

    Father's Day

    The First observance of a day honoring fathers

    Fairmont, West Virginia, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 5, 1908

    Father's Day was not celebrated in the US, outside Catholic traditions, until the 20th century. As a civic celebration in the US, it was inaugurated in the early 20th century to complement Mother's Day by celebrating fathers and male parenting. After Anna Jarvis' successful promotion of Mother's Day in Grafton, West Virginia, the first observance of a day honoring fathers was held on July 5, 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia, in the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South, now known as Central United Methodist Church.




  • Northeast 28th Street in Bellevue, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 5, 1994

    Jeff Bezos

    Amazon

    Northeast 28th Street in Bellevue, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 5, 1994

    Bezos decided to establish an online bookstore. He left his job at D. E. Shaw and founded Amazon in his garage on July 5, 1994, after writing its business plan on a cross-country drive from New York to Seattle.




  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 5, 1994

    Amazon

    Jeff Bezos founded Amazon

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 5, 1994

    Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in July 1994. He chose Seattle because of technical talent as Microsoft is located there. Bezos initially incorporated the company in Washington state with the name Cadabra, Inc.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 5, 2011

    Christine Lagarde

    A Manager Director

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 5, 2011

    On 28 June 2011, the IMF board elected Lagarde as its next Managing Director and Chairman for a five-year term, starting on 5 July 2011.




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