Historical Events for 5th July 2024

1803 – The convention of Artlenburg leads to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king)
1943 – Battle of Gulf of Kula
1961 – KUSD TV channel 2 in Vermillion, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 – Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: In an all-Australian final Rod Laver beats John Newcombe 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 for the 3rd leg of his Grand Slam
1989 – Barry Bonds homers in Pittsburgh’s 6-4 loss vs SF Giants, joining father Bobby Bonds as MLB father-son HR record holders (408)
1991 – MLB owners approve Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins as new NL franchises to start play in 1993
1998 – Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roger Clemens collects his 3,000th career strikeout in 2-1 win vs Tampa Bay (11th to achieve milestone)
2008 – Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Venus Williams successfully defends her title beating younger sister Serena 7-5, 6-4
2019 – Second stronger earthquake in Southern California at 7.1 magnitude centered near Ridgecrest
2022 – Amid Greater Sydney’s fourth major flood in 18 months, the Australian government declares a natural disaster as 45,000 people threatened with evacuation orders

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