July 5th in history:

July 5th seems to be a good day for new or unique things…

On July 5th, 1687, Isaac Newton published his “Principia Mathematica,” which contained his laws of motion and his theory of gravity.

The first bikini was introduced at a swimming pool in France on July 5th, 1946.

Arthur Ashe became the first African-American to win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon on July 5th, 1975.

The Hormel Company introduced SPAM luncheon meat on this date in 1937.

The first cloned animal, a sheep named Dolly, was born in Scotland on July 5th, 1996.  Because scientists cloned Dolly from a mammary gland cell, they named her after Dolly Parton.  (Would scientists lie to you?)

And another birthday in the “news” is that of singer Huey Lewis (born 1950), leader of the band Huey Lewis and the News.


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