July 5 – On This Day In History

5 July

What happened today in history?

  • 1295 – The Auld Alliance is formed between Scotland and France against England.
  • 1610 – John Guy sets sail to Newfoundland with 39 colonists.
  • 1865 – The Salvation Army is founded in London.
  • 1954 – First television news is broadcast on BBC.
  • 2009Roger Federer wins a record 15th Grand Slam tennis title by beating Andy Roddick in the Wimbledon final.

Who was born today?

  • 1966 – Gianfranco Zola – Italian footballer and manager.


Who died today?

  • 2011 – Cy Twombly – American artist.

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