Historical Events for 5th July 2022

1770 – Battles of Chesma and Larga between the Russian and Ottoman Empires
1914 – Germany offers Austria war aid to fight against Russia in Serbia
1929 – WOWO-AM, Indiana returns to air, 1 day after transmitter burns down
1936 – 120°F (49°C), Gannvalley, South Dakota (state record)
1957 – British Open Men’s Golf, St Andrews: South African Bobby Locke wins his 4th Open by 3 strokes from defending champion Peter Thomson of Australia
1959 – Ben-Gurion’s Israeli government resigns
1968 – Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to earn first ever prize money (£2,000) offered at Wimbledon
1973 – Isle of Man begins issuing its own postage stamps
1975 – Cape Verde Islands gain independence after 500 years of Portuguese rule
1993 – Richard Chelimo run world record 10 km (27:07.91)

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