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On July the 5th
The first episode of the sitcom, Seinfeld, was aired on the NBC channel. It run until 1998 and was one of the most popular television shows of the 1990's in America and many other parts of the world.
A military coup took place in Pakistan in which the elected Prime Minister, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, was overthrown.
Cape Verde gained its independence from the rule of Portugal. The islands that make up, Cape Verde were uninhabited when the Portuguese colonized them in 1456.
Argentinean footballer, Hernan Crespo, was born in Buenos Aires.
An Air Canada passenger flight crashed near Toronto International Airport resulting in the death of 108 people.
Algeria gained its independence from the rule of France.
The BBC broadcast its first television newscast.
The legislature of Israel passed the Law of Return which granted all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel.
British National Health Service Act was enacted. The National Health Service is the publicly funded health care system of Great Britain to this day.
The bikini swimsuit was first introduced in Paris, France. It was named after Bikini Atoll, the site of nuclear weapon tests, on the reasoning that the excitement it would create would be like a nuclear explosion.
The battle of Kursk took place. It was the largest tank battle in history. It was fought between Soviet and German forces and resulted in a decisive Soviet victory.
Luncheon meat was introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation. The brand name of the first ever such product was, Spam, which is the name that is now synonymous with the product in general.
In San Francisco, police opened fired on striking longshoremen. Two persons died from the shots.
French politician, Georges Pompidou, was born in Montboudif. He is widely considered as one of the most influential French politicians of the 20th century who served as prime minister of France between 1962 and 1968 and as president of the French republic from 1969 until his death in 1974.
Cameroon became a German colony. After World War I, the territory was split between France and Great Britain.
The Secret Service was established by US president, Abraham Lincoln. Its primary purpose was to suppress currency counterfeiting and was thus established under the department of the treasury.
The world's first speed limit law was passed in England.
The Salvation Army was founded in the East End of London, England. It was founded by Methodist minister William Booth. While is It is mostly regarded as a charity and social services organization it is also part of the organized Christian Church.
French forces invaded Algeria. The conquest of Algeria took almost 70 years a time during which it is speculated that a third of its population died as a direct result of the war. Algeria regained its independence in 1962 after an 8 year long struggle against the French.
Venezuela declared its independence from the rule of Spain.
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