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 This day in History - July 5
359 Historic Events for July 5
649

St Martin I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
767

Duke of Nepi names his brother (leek) Pope Constantine II

Event
1054

Brightest supernova (Crab Nebula) 1st reported

Event
1294

Pietro del Murrone elected as Pope Coelestinus V

Event
1295

Scotland and France sign anti-English covenant

Event
1436

German emperor Sigismund signs peace with Hussieten

Event
1450

Pope Nicolas V names Walraven van Meurs bishop of Munster

Event
1539

Antonio M Zaccaria, Italian physician/saint, dies

Death
1546

Johann Steuerlein, composer

Birth
1596

English fleet under the earl of Essex plunder Cadiz

Event
1626

Battle at Lenz: Rebel Austrian Boers defeated

Event
1626

Stephan Fadinger, Austrian boer leader, dies in battle

Death
1643

1st recorded tornado in US (Essex County, Massachusetts)

Event
1654

Antonio Maria Pacchioni, composer

Birth
1681

Fjodor Aleksejevitsj, tsar of Russia, dies

Death
1687

Isaac Newton's PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England

Event
1729

Claudio M da Costa, Brazilian poet

Birth
1750

Slave revolt on Cura‡ao

Event
1755

Sarah Kemble Siddons, Brecon England, tragic actress (Fatal Marriage)

Birth
1764

Janos Lavotta, composer

Birth
1775

William Crotch, composer

Birth
1781

Stamford Raffles, founder (Singapore)

Birth
1791

Jos‚ Mar¡a Narv ez discovers Point Grey (now Vancouver BC)

Event
1793

Pavel I Pestel, Russian officer

Birth
1794

Sylvester Graham, developed graham cracker

Birth