Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/July 5
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|; Saints Cyril and Methodius Day in the Czech Republic and Slovakia||unreferenced section|
|1775 – The Second Continental Congress of Britain's Thirteen Colonies adopted the Olive Branch Petition in the hopes of avoiding war with Great Britain.||unreferenced section|
|1934 – Police opened fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco.||refimprove|
|1937 – The Hormel Foods Corporation introduced Spam, the canned precooked meat product that would eventually enter into pop culture, folklore, and urban legend.||cleanup|
|1954 – BBC News aired its first televised news broadcast from leased studios within Alexandra Palace in London.||date needs to be verified|
|1962 – The Late Late Show, the world's longest-running chat show by the same broadcaster, aired on Irish television for the first time.||expansion|
|1987 – The Black Tigers of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam made its first suicide bombing against the Sri Lanka Army in Nelliady, Sri Lanka.||accuracy, unreferenced section|
|1989 – United States National Security Council member Oliver North was sentenced for his part in the Iran–Contra affair.||insufficient inline citations|
- 1865 – Royal Assent was given to an Act of Parliament allowing the Talyllyn Railway to carry passengers by steam haulage – the first narrow gauge railway in Britain to do so from the start.
- 1950 – The Israeli Knesset enacted the Law of Return, granting Jews around the world the right to migrate to and settle in Israel and gain citizenship.
- 1950 – Korean War: In the first encounter between North Korean and American forces, the unprepared and undisciplined U.S. Army task force was routed.
- 1980 – Swedish tennis player Björn Borg won his fifth Wimbledon final and became the first male player in the Open Era to win the championships five times in a row.
- 2004 – Indonesia held its first direct presidential elections, which resulted in the election of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as President of Indonesia after the second round on September 20.
- 2009 – The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered, consisting of more than 1,500 items, was found near the village of Hammerwich, near Lichfield, in Staffordshire.
- 2009 – A series of violent riots broke out in Ürümqi, the capital city of Xinjiang in China.
- 2012 – The Shard in London was inaugurated as the tallest building in Europe, with a height of [convert: invalid number], but was surpassed by Moscow's Mercury City Tower four months later.
- 1687 – The Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica by Isaac Newton was first published, describing his laws of motion and his law of universal gravitation.
- 1946 – Named after Bikini Atoll, the site of the nuclear weapons test Operation Crossroads in the Marshall Islands, the modern bikini was introduced at a fashion show in Paris.
- 1977 – General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (pictured) overthrew Pakistani Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in a military coup d'état.
- 2006 – The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting hours after North Korea reportedly tested at least seven separate ballistic missiles.