1600s / 17th century history on the 5th of July

1687 : iSAAC NEWTON published Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica aka PRiNCiPiA, one of the most important works in the history of science. The 3 books written in Latin states Newton’s laws of motion, which formed the foundation of classical mechanics, Newton’s law of universal gravitation, and a derivation of Johannes Kepler’s laws of planetary motion.  

A rare glimpse at one of the most important scientific books of all time (ABC News Australia verified YouTube channel video)
Rare Bites: Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica by Isaac Newton in 1687 : presented by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki who talks about Isaac Newton – the man, the science, and the legacy left by his book, Principia (Uni Sydney Library YouTube channel video)
1900s / 20th century history on the 5th of July

1937 : SPAM, the canned cooked pork was introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation, in Austin, Minnesota, USA. It became popular after its use during World War II, and by the 21st century Spam was sold in 41 countries across 6 continents.

What You Should Really Know About Spam (Mashed verified YouTube channel video) over 1 million views
10 Things You Didn’t Know About SPAM (BabbleTop verified YouTube channel video)

1946 : The 1st modern BiKiNi was modelled, at a swimming pool in Paris, France. French designer Louis Reard unveiled a daring two-piece swimsuit at Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in Paris. Micheline Bernardini, a Parisian showgirl modeled the new fashion, which Louis Reard dubbed bikini, when inspired by the news earlier that week about the U.S. atomic tests at the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.

The history of the bikini fashion (The Telegraph verified YouTube channel video)

1948 : The national public health system in the United Kingdom was created by the National Health Service Acts.

1950 : HUEY LEWiS the American singer-songwriter and actor was born Hugh Anthony Cregg III in New York City, USA. He is best known as the lead singer and harmonica player in his band, Huey Lewis and the News. Official website : HueyLewisAndTheNews.com

Huey Lewis And The News – If This Is It – song released in 1984 (Huey Lewis Official verified YouTube channel video) over 9 million views
The Tragedy Of Huey Lewis (Grunge verified YouTube channel video) over 980,000 views

1954 : The BBC broadcasted their 1st daily television news bulletin. Official website : BBC.com

BBC television news report from the 1950s about state of Britains schools (video uploaded by VHS Gold YouTube channel)

1954 : ELViS PRESLEY recorded his 1st single, That’s All Right, at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, an American independent record label founded by Sam Phillips. That’s All Right was written and originally performed by Arthur Crudup, a blues singer. Elvis Presley’s recording of That’s All Right sold about 20,000 copies, and reached number 4 on the local Memphis charts. Sun Records official website : SunRecords.com

That’s All Right – Elvis Presley record (WiTZERcom YouTube channel video)

1970 : Air Canada Flight 621 crashed in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, due to pilot error, resulting in the deaths of all the 109 people on board.

1971 : The voting age in USA was lowered from 21 to 18 years , with the 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which was formally certified by President Richard Nixon.

1975 : Arthur Ashe became the 1st black man to win the Wimbledon singles title.

Arthur Ashe v Jimmy Connors: Wimbledon Final 1975 featuring extended highlights (Wimbledon verified YouTube channel video) over 400,000 views

1980 : BJöRN BORG the Swedish tennis player won his 5th Wimbledon final and becomes the first male tennis player to win the championships five times in a row (1976–1980).

Bjorn Borg vs John McEnroe at Wimbledon in the 1980 Final. see the full match (Wimbledon verified YouTube channel video) over 200,000 views
Bjorn Borg v Arthur Ashe in a breatkthrough match at the US Open in 1973, Round 3 (US Open Tennis Championships verified YouTube channel video)

1996 : Dolly the sheep became the 1st mammal to be cloned from an adult cell.

1996: Dolly the sheep cloned (CNN verified YouTube channel video) over 200,000 views
2000s / 21st century history on the 5th of July

2012 : The SHARD in London was inaugurated as the tallest building in Europe*, standing at a height of 310 metres (1,020 ft). The 72-storey skyscraper was designed by Renzo Piano, the Italian architect. *Since 2012 The Shard’s record has been overtaken by 6 taller buildings in Europe. The Shard official website : The-Shard.com

Constructing the Shard Mega Tower (Science Channel verified YouTube channel video) over 100,000 views

2016 : The Juno space probe arrived at Jupiter to start a scientific study of the planet.

Arriving at Jupiter : 2016 Juno Mission – live documentary (Deep Space TV YouTube channel video)
Juno: Piercing Jupiter’s Clouds – Out There (The New York Times verified YouTube channel video) over 700,000 views

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