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  • Wagram, Austria
    Wednesday Jul 5, 1809

    Napoleon

    Battle of Wagram

    Wagram, Austria
    Wednesday Jul 5, 1809

    In the ensuing Battle of Wagram, which also lasted two days, Napoleon commanded his forces in what was the largest battle of his career up until then. Napoleon finished off the battle with a concentrated central thrust that punctured a hole in the Austrian army and forced Charles to retreat.




  • 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.




  • Marseille, France
    Wednesday Jul 5, 1911

    Ho Chi Minh

    The Steamer arrived In Marseille

    Marseille, France
    Wednesday Jul 5, 1911

    The steamer departed on 5 June 1911 and arrived in Marseille, France on 5 July 1911. The ship then left for Le Havre and Dunkirk, returning to Marseille in mid-September. There, he applied for the French Colonial Administrative School, but his application was rejected and he instead decided to begin traveling the world by working on ships and visited many countries from 1911 to 1917.




  • Germany
    Tuesday Jul 5, 1927

    Albrecht Kossel

    Kossel's Death

    Germany
    Tuesday Jul 5, 1927

    Kossel died quietly on 5 July 1927, after a recurring attack of angina pectoris. He is buried in Heidelberg, Germany.




  • Kursk, U.S.S.R.
    Monday Jul 5, 1943

    World War II

    Battle of Kursk

    Kursk, U.S.S.R.
    Monday Jul 5, 1943

    On 5 July 1943, Germany attacked Soviet forces around the Kursk Bulge. Within a week, German forces had exhausted themselves against the Soviets' deeply echeloned and well-constructed defenses, and for the first time in the war Hitler cancelled the operation before it had achieved tactical or operational success. The battle ended on 23 August 1943. Soviets regain territory along a 2,000 km (1,200 mi) wide front after the battle.




  • Osan, South Korea
    Wednesday Jul 5, 1950

    Korean War

    The Battle of Osan

    Osan, South Korea
    Wednesday Jul 5, 1950

    The Battle of Osan, the first significant US engagement of the Korean War, involved the 540-soldier Task Force Smith, which was a small forward element of the 24th Infantry Division which had been flown in from Japan. On 5 July 1950, Task Force Smith attacked the KPA at Osan but without weapons capable of destroying the KPA tanks. They were unsuccessful; the result was 180 dead, wounded, or taken prisoner.


  • Algeria
    Thursday Jul 5, 1962

    Algerian War

    The declaration of independence

    Algeria
    Thursday Jul 5, 1962

    The declaration of independence on July 5, 1962, the last French forces did not leave the naval base of Mers El Kébir until 1967.


  • Naples, Italy
    Thursday Jul 5, 1984

    Diego Maradona

    To Napoli

    Naples, Italy
    Thursday Jul 5, 1984

    Maradona transferred to Napoli in Italy's Serie A for another world record fee, £6.9 million ($10.48M). Maradona arrived in Naples and was presented to the world media as a Napoli player on 5 July 1984, where he was welcomed by 75,000 fans at his presentation at the Stadio San Paolo.


  • Kosovo
    Thursday Jul 5, 1990

    Kosovo War

    The Serbian Assembly dissolved the Kosovo Assembly

    Kosovo
    Thursday Jul 5, 1990

    On 5 July, the Serbian Assembly dissolved the Kosovo Assembly.


  • 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.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Saturday Jul 5, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS outbreak contained

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Saturday Jul 5, 2003

    On July 5, WHO declared the SARS outbreak contained and removed Taiwan from the list of affected areas. There had been no new cases for 20 days although around 200 people were still hospitalized with the disease.


  • 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.


  • Kyoto, Japan
    Tuesday Jul 5, 2016

    Nintendo

    Pokémon Go

    Kyoto, Japan
    Tuesday Jul 5, 2016

    The July 2016 release of the Pokémon Go mobile app by Niantic caused shares in Nintendo to double, due to investor misunderstanding that the software was the property of Nintendo. Later that month, Nintendo released a statement clarifying its relation with Niantic, Nintendo stated it owned 32% of Pokémon intellectual property owner The Pokémon Company, and though it would receive some licensing and other revenues from the game it expected the impact on Nintendo's total income to be limited. As a result of the statement, Nintendo's share price fell substantially, losing 17% in one day of trading. After a reduction in share price from the Pokémon Go peak, the company was still valued at over 100 times its net income, a price-earnings ratio greatly exceeding the average on the Nikkei 225. Analysts speaking to Bloomberg L.P. and the Financial Times both commented on the potential future value of Nintendo's IP if transferred to the mobile phone game business.


  • Beijing, China
    Wednesday Jul 5, 2017

    Nokia

    Nokia and Xiaomi have signed a business collaboration agreement and a Multi-year patent agreement

    Beijing, China
    Wednesday Jul 5, 2017

    On 5 July 2017, Nokia and Xiaomi announced that they have signed a business collaboration agreement and a multi-year patent agreement, including a cross license to each company's cellular standard essential patents. 5GTF


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