July 5th is officially Mechanical Pencil Day and Bikini Day.
Today is the 187th day of the year, and there are 179 days left in 2024.
You’re about to unearth some of the most important historical events that occurred on this day in history, which helped to shape the world we live in today.
Did you know that on this day in 1994, the e-commerce company Amazon was incorporated? It began as just an online bookstore before growing into the multinational company it is today.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about July 5th in history!
What memorable events happened on July 5 in history? Keep reading to find out!
“Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye featuring Kimbra was released.
The song was originally released in Australia & New Zealand and wasn’t officially released in the US until January 2012. The single went on to win the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and reached the top 10 in more than 30 countries worldwide.
NASA launched their spacecraft Saturn IB from Cape Kennedy, Florida, US.
The Apollo AS-203 mission sent the uncrewed Saturn IB rocket into space to test the S-IVB design that would later be used in the Apollo missions to the moon. The mission was considered a success as it achieved its primary objective of testing the rocket’s design. However, it did explode due to a suspected spark or impact that ignited the propellants.
Elvis Presley recorded his debut single, That’s All Right.
The single, released on July 19, was a cover of the song originally performed by blues musician Arthur Crudup. Presley’s version, which was played at almost twice the original speed, is considered by some to be one of the world’s first rock & roll records.
The United States Secret Service was formed.
The Federal law enforcement agency was initially created with two main goals: to protect the United States’ leaders and combat the growing trend of counterfeiting US currency. While originally formed under the Department of the Treasury, the US Secret Service was reorganized under the Department of Homeland Security when it was formed in 2003.
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Here we have the most notable quotes that have been said on this day throughout history.
There are all kinds of love in the world, but never the same love twice.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity.
Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.
National Bikini Day
Women around the world have been rocking bikinis at the beach since July 5, 1946. Bikini Day, which lands on the anniversary of the swimwear’s invention, is the best opportunity to spoil yourself with a new bikini and show it off at the pool, the beach, or wherever else you’d like to!
Mechanical Pencil Day
Today is all about putting pencil to paper. That’s because today celebrates Mechanical Pencil Day. So take part by handwriting your work today or researching the history of the mechanical pencil.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Extreme ironing is a sport in which people take ironing boards to remote locations and iron items of clothing. It originated in England.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on this day all share the Cancer star sign.
Cancers will keep other people’s secrets close to their hearts. So have no fear – you can always rely on Cancers. Did you know that in Hindu astrology, the sign of Cancer is named Karka and its Lord is the moon?
Ruby is the birthstone given to people born in July. This deep red fiery stone is said to bring a life of passion and romance while also rewarding the bearer with many great fortunes throughout their life.
Those who were born on July 5th were likely conceived the previous year on October 12th.
Babies conceived on this day will be due around March 28th, 2025.