This Day in History on 5 July
The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.
On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 5 July. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
1658: Mughal ruler Aurangzeb imprisoned his elder brother Murad Bakhsh.
1954: The BBC broadcasted its first television news bulletin.
1954: Establishment of Andhra Pradesh High Court.
1975: Arthur Ash became the first black player to win Wimbledon singles lawn tennis.
1977: Military uprising in Pakistan. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in jail.
1997: Martina Hingis, a 16-year-old from Switzerland, defeated Yana Novotna of the Czech Republic to win the women’s singles title at Wimbledon.
2009: Roger Federer won record 15th Grand Slam title, defeating Andy Roddick at Wimbledon.
2012: The Shard in London is inaugurated as the tallest building in Europe, with a height of 310 metres (1,020 ft).
2016: The Juno space probe arrives at Jupiter and begins a 20-month survey of the planet.
2018: The EU Copyright Directive currently has been pushed back to 10 September 2018, due to the majority of votes in the EU Parliament favoring holding back the vote.
2018: Lithuania becomes the 36th member of the OECD.
1882: Inayat Khan, the founder of the Sufi Order.
1918: K. Karunakaran, former Chief Minister of Kerala.
1946: Ram Vilas Paswan, an Indian politician.
1952: Renu Saluja, an Indian film editor.
1968: Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of YouTube.
1973: Geeta Kapoor, an Indian choreographer.
1982: Javed Ali, an Indian playback singer.
1995: P. V. Sindhu, an Indian professional badminton player.
Death/ Death Anniversary
1826: Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles, a British statesman, best known for his founding of modern Singapore and the Straits Settlements.
1957: Anugrah Narayan Sinha, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1887)
2006: Thirunalloor Karunakaran, Indian poet and scholar (b. 1924)