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 This day in History - July 5
359 Historic Events for July 5
1937

117øF (47øC), Medicine Lake, Montana (state record)

Event
1937

Chicago Cub Frank Demaree gets 6 hits in 1st game and 2 in 2nd game

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1937

Joe DiMaggio's 1st grand slammer

Event
1937

Republican offensive by Brunete in Spain

Event
1937

Frouwke J Laning-Boersema, Dutch politician (CDA) 2nd Chamber

Birth
1937

Brooke Hayward, LA Calif, author (Haywire)

Birth
1937

Nita M Lowey, (Rep-D-New York)

Birth
1938

John McIlwraith, cricketer (Tests for Australia), dies

Death
1938

Herb Caen's 1st column in SF Chronicle

Event
1938

Stanley Joel Silverman, composer

Birth
1940

Diplomatic relations broken between Britain and Vichy govt in France

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1940

Karen Shepherd, (Rep-D-Utah)

Birth
1941

Barbara Frischmuth, writer

Birth
1941

German occupiers disband political parties

Event
1941

Oskar Fried, composer, dies at 69

Death
1942

1st performance of Heitor Villa-Lobos' Choros 6/9/11

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1942

Ian Fleming graduates from a training school for spies in Canada

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1942

Ada J Bas-Jansen, Dutch MP (CDA)

Birth
1943

Battle of Gulf of Kula

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1943

US invasion fleet (96 ships) sails to Sicily

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1943

Battle of Koersk, USSR begins (6,000 tanks)

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1943

Liberator bombers sink U-535 in Gulf of Biskaye

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1944

William Gillies Whittaker, composer, dies at 67

Death
1944

Harry Crosby takes 1st rocket airplane, MX-324, for maiden flight

Event
1944

Robbie Robertson, [Jamie], Toronto Canada, rock guitarist (Band)

Birth