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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining July 5. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is July 5 so important!

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Top 10 July 5 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. Prince Harry took a HIV test live on July 14, 2016 to show how easy it is. It was hailed as a "groundbreaking moment in the fight against HIV." HIV awareness group THT has reported a 5 fold increase in the number of orders of HIV self-tests since the prince's broadcast.

  2. July 5 is the busiest day for animal shelters because so many pets run away in fear

  3. 3 of the first 5 US presidents died on July 4th.

  4. Before John Adams died at the age of 90, his last words were "Thomas Jefferson still survives." But Thomas Jefferson had died 5 hours before him at the age of 82, on July 4, 1826.

  5. 3 out of the 5 Founding Father Presidents; Adams, Jefferson and Monroe died on the 4th of July, Adams and Jefferson within hours of each other.

  6. Females are able to store and use sperm for the fertilization of eggs during a period of 4 years. They lay 3 to 8 (usually 4 to 5) eggs from May to July in the nests in the sand. Incubation period lasts 3 months.

  7. One of the only non-trench fighting engagements in the Battle of the Somme was the Battle of Delville Wood, fought from July 5 to September 3. British forces largely comprised of South Africans, were able to take the woods.

  8. The signing of the Declaration of Independence didn't occur on July 4, 1776. After the Continental Congress voted to declare independence on July 2, the final language of the document was approved on July 4, and it was printed and distributed on July 4–5. The actual signing was on August 2, 1776

  9. General Arthur Currie, Commander of the Canadian Corps in WWI and one of the Western Front's top strategists, embezzled $10,000(~$250,000 today) to save himself from bankruptcy following a real estate market decline in British Columbia in July of 1914, 5 days before the war started, August 4th.

  10. When the Secret Service was founded on July 5, 1865 to combat counterfeiting, roughly 33 to 50 percent of all U.S. currency in circulation was counterfeit. Today that number is below 0.01 percent.

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John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (the 2nd and 3rd Presidents of the US) died on the same day within 5 hours of each other. The day as July 4th, 1926. 50 years, to the day, after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Last July, Google released Cardboard, a smartphone-based VR headset made mostly of, well, cardboard. Users can build one themselves using 5 cheap components.

The first brick of Charles Bridge in Prague was set in 1357, the 9th of July at 5:31 am. Making the start date a number palindrome 1357 9-7 5:31.

By 1865 one third of the currency in circulation in the U.S. was counterfeit. The Secret Service was created on July 5, 1865 in Washington, D.C., to suppress counterfeit currency.

In July 2017, there are 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays and 5 Mondays. This occasionally happens in months with 31 days, the Saturday occurring on the 1st. Not, as is sometimes claimed, once every 823 years.

3 of the first 5 U.S. Presidents died on July 4th. Two (Adams & Jefferson) even died during the same year.

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on the 4th of July,1826 and John Adams last words were "Thomas Jefferson still survives" despite Jefferson dying 5 hours earlier.

We need leap years because it takes Earth 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds to orbit the sun, causing the calender year to become more and more out of synce with the solar year over time. If we didn't have leap days, Feb 2016 would be July 2017.

The Republic of Indian Stream or Indian Stream Republic was an unrecognized constitutional republic in North America, along the section of the border that divides the current Canadian province of Quebec from the U.S. state of New Hampshire. It existed from July 9, 1832, to August 5, 1835.

The Jackson 5's original audition tape sent to Motown Records in August 1967 was rejected. They were turned down again after a second taped audition in July 1968. They were finally signed in 1969 and went on to have four number one singles within a year and became Motown's best-selling group.

The Polar Bear Expedition, a contingent of about 5,000 United States Army troops that landed in Russia as part of the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War and fought the Red Army from September 1918 to July 1919.

According to the consumer product safety commission, 5,600 people were injured by pyrotechnics on July 4, last year. 36% of them were children.

About Operation Popeye, a highly classified weather modification program in Southeast Asia during 1967–1972. The cloud seeding operation during the Vietnam War ran from March 20, 1967 until July 5, 1972 in an attempt to extend the monsoon season, specifically over areas of the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

'Operation Fish' - occurring during WWII in the UK. "In another Operation Fish convoy on 5 July 1940 five ships loaded with $1.7 billion (US$ 30.40 billion in 2019), the largest movement of wealth in history."

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the 2nd and 3rd Presidents of the U.S. respectively, died about 5 hours apart, on July 4th, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

The "Indian Stream Republic", an unrecognized republic in North America that existed from July 9 1832 to August 5 1835. It had an elected government and constitution and served about three hundred citizens. It bordered both Canada and the U.S. and became the northern tip of New Hampshire.

Population milestone babies. Matej Gašpar from Croatia was chosen by the UNPopulationFund on the 11th of July in 1987 as the symbolic 5-billionth person concurrently alive on Earth, Adnan Mević from Bosnia became the symbolic 6-billionth in 1999.

3 of the first 5 US Presidents died on the 4th of July.

Liberia began as a settlement of the American Colonization Society; declared its independence on July 26, 1847; The United Kingdom was the first country to recognize its Independence; the U.S. did not recognize Liberia's independence until during the Civil War on February 5, 1862.

3 of the first 5 US presidents died on the 4th of July

Greece will have to repay 6,9 Billion € in July, 5,5 Billion € in August and 6,1 Billion € in September. (the 7 Billions that are being negotiated for several months won't be enough)

The thousands of Fourth of July fireworks celebrations across the nation bring a toxic brew of air pollution to our atmosphere, according to a recent study from federal scientists. On average, the air is at its worst from 9 pm to 10 pm on the holiday. But levels drop back down by noon on July 5.

Public Policy Polling included the dead gorilla Harambe in their polling for the U.S. presidential election in 2016 and in July he had the support of 5% of respondents.

On July 4th weekend Americans consumed over 150 million hot dogs. That's enough to stretch from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles 5 times!

The Republic of Indian Stream or Indian Stream Republic was an unrecognized constitutional republic in North America, along the section of the border that divides the current Canadian province of Quebec from the U.S. state of New Hampshire. It existed from July 9, 1832, to August 5, 1835.