On this day

Scottish footballer and manager, Derek McInnes celebrates his birthday. Image: Wikimedia Commons

On This Day: What happened on 05 July?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

Scottish footballer and manager, Derek McInnes celebrates his birthday. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 05 July, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 05 JULY

2018 | The European Union Copyright Directive was postponed until 10 September 2018, due to a majority of votes in the EU Parliament preferred to hold back the voting.

2009 | A series of violent riots broke out in ÿrümqi, the capital city of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China.

2009 | The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered in England which consisted of more than 1 500 items, was found near the village of Hammerwich, close to Lichfield, Staffordshire.

2004 | The first Indonesian presidential election was conducted.

1997 | Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Tamil MP A. Thangathurai was assassinated at Sri Shanmuga Hindu Ladies College in Trincomalee.

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BIRTHDAYS 

1971 | Scottish footballer and manager, Derek McInnes. 

1853 | English-South African businessman and politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Cape Colony, Cecil Rhodes, died in 1902. 

1982 | Brazilian footballer, Fabrício de Souza. 

1942 | German footballer, coach, and manager, Hannes Löhr, died in 2016. 

1988 | Albanian footballer, Samir Ujkani. 

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2012 | Baron Marshall of Knightsbridge, English businessman and politician, Colin Marshall, 79.

2010 | Canadian ice hockey player and radio host, Bob Probert, 45.

2012 | Belgian cyclist, Rob Goris, 30.

2006 | American actress, Amzie Strickland, 87.

2007 | English singer-songwriter and critic, George Melly, 81.

SPORTS 

1982 | On this day, a draw against hosts Spain in the World Cup second group stage saw England eliminated despite an unbeaten record.

ENTERTAINMENT 

2008 | On this day, Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” hit number 1 in the US, and it stayed for seven weeks in the chart of hot 100. 

AFRICA FACT 

The Zambezi River is the fourth-longest river in Africa covering an area of 1 390 000km².