It happened one 05 July

1946 : Introduction of the Bikini

On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard, presented his bikini in a swimming pool in Paris. The name comes from the Bikini Atoll known at the time for its nuclear tests. This two-piece bathing suit, which covered very little for the time, was successful very quickly.

1950 : First U.S. soldier killed

On July 5, 1950, an American soldier was hit by a machine gun in Korea. This was the first American soldier to be killed during the Korean War.

1975 : Arthur Ashe

On July 5, 1975, Arthur Ashe beats Jimmy Connors at Wimbledon. It is the first Black to win this major tennis tournament .

1996 : Birth of Dolly

On July 5, 1996, was born the first cloned mammal, a sheep named Dolly, at the Roslin Institute in Scotland. The announcement of the birth in February 1997 caused a media storm. Supporters were looking forward to an advanced medicine which would allow to genetically modify animals to make organ donors for humans or the cloning of human embryos for therapeutic purposes. Opponents feared the lack of safety and ethical issues as well as degeneration of the clones.

2003 : SARS contained

On July 5, 2003, the World Health Organization announced that the syndrome of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) is contained. 775 people died of the virus.

Latest news : 05 July

Independence Day in Algeria
July 5 is the Independence Day in Algeria which commemorates independence gained in 1962 against France.
National Day in Cape Verde
July 5 is National Day in Cape Verde which commemorates its independence gained against Portugal in 1975.
Independence Day in Venezuela
July 5 is the Independence Day in Venezuela, which commemorates its independence gained in 1811 against Spain.

Quote of the day : 05 July

Ted Danson
Cloning, wow. Who would have thought? There should be a list of people who can and cannot clone themselves.

Birthdays : 05 July

Phineas Taylor Barnum, American circus owner (1810)
Cecil Rhodes, Founder of the diamond company De Beers, founder of Rhodesia (1853)
Edouard Herriot, French politician (1872)
Jan Kubelík, Czech violinist (1880)
André Lhote, French painter (1885)
Jean Cocteau, French poet and writer (1889)
John Howard Northrop, American chemist, Nobel Prize (1891)
Marcel Achard, French playwright (1899)
Georges Pompidou, French politician (1911)
Katherine Helmond, American actress (1928)
Pierre Mauroy, French politician (1928)
Gerard 't Hooft, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize (1946)
Huey Lewis, American singer (1950)
Kathryn Erbe, American actress (1966)
Alex Zülle, Swiss cyclist (1966)
Amélie Mauresmo, French tennis player (1979)
Eva Green, French actress (1980)
David Rozehnal, Czech footballer (1980)
Laetitia Milot, French actress (1980)
Nick O'Malley, English musician (Arctic Monkeys) (1985)
Sean O'Pry, American super model (1989)

They left us one 05 July

Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor (1833)
Victor Massé, French composer (1884)
John Curtin, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (1945)
Georges Bernanos, French writer (1948)
George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist, Nobel Prize (1966)
Leo McCarey, American director (1969)
Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (2002)
Régine Crespin, French opera singer (2007)

Tip of the Day : 05 July

To have very white rice

If you want the rice to be white at the end of cooking, you must put the juice of one lemon into the pan with water before putting it to heat.

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