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Calendar for July 5th, 2014

Every Year

  • Independence Day (Cape Verde)

  • Independence Day (Venezuela)

  • 1750s

  • Born 1755: Sarah Siddons (actress)

  • 1790s

  • Born 1794: Sylvester Graham (inventor of the Graham cracker)

  • 1810s

  • Born 1810: P. T. Barnum (circus owner)

  • 1860s

  • 1865: William Booth established the Christian Mission (now called The Salvation Army)

  • 1870s

  • Born 1879: Dwight Filley Davis (sportsman)

  • 1880s

  • Born 1889: Jean Cocteau (writer)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1937: Brooke Hayward (actress)

  • 1940s

  • 1942: Japanese destroyer Arare sunk in Kiska Harbor, Alaska

  • Born 1944: Robbie Robertson (musician)

  • 1946: The bikini was introduced in Paris

  • 1950s

  • Born 1950: Huey Lewis (musician)

  • Born 1951: Rich "Goose" Gossage (baseball player)

  • 1954: Elvis Presley had his first professional recording session in Memphis, Tennessee; (first recording: "That's All Right")

  • Born 1958: Bill Watterson (cartoonist)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1963: Edie Falco (actress)

  • Born 1969: John LeClair (hockey player)

  • 1970s

  • 1975: Arthur Ashe defeated Jimmy Connors at Wimbledon, becoming the first African American male to win the British tennis title

  • 1980s

  • Born 1980: Jason Wade (musician)

  • 1990s

  • Born 1996: Dolly the sheep (first cloned mammal)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: Ted Williams (baseball player)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2011: Cy Twombly (artist)


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