July 5, 1776: The Declaration of Independence is first printed by John Dunlap in Philadelphia
John Dunlap was in Irish printer. The official printer to the Continental Congress, John Dunlap produced the first printed versions of the American Declaration of Independence in his Philadelphia shop on the midnight of July 4, 1776.
On this day, 7 provinces declared themselves independent of Spain. On this day, Venezuelans made the decision to separate from the Spanish crown in order to establish a new nation based on the premises of equality, of individuals, and abolishing censorship and dedication to freedom of expression.
1892: Andrew Beard is issued a patent for the rotary engine
In 1882, Andrew Beard patented a design for a new rotary steam engine invented by him, and took out two patents (U.S. Patent 433,847 and U.S. Patent 478,271). In 1890 and 1892, while living in Woodlawn, Beard patented two improvements. He claimed that his steam engine was cheaper to build and operate than steam engines and it would not explode.
1943: The Battle of Kursk, the largest tank battle in history, begins
Beginning on July 5, 1943, the Battle of Kursk lasted more than a month. The Soviet attack against the German surprise assault together contained some 6,000 tanks and 2 million troops. This battle was a part of the Second World War.
1954: The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin
On July 5, 1954, BBC broadcasted its first daily television news program. It was a 20-minute bulletin, introduced by Richard Baker as an ‘illustrated summary of the news, followed by the latest film of events and happenings at home and abroad.
1994: Amazon.com founded in Bellevue, Washington by Jeff Bezos
On this day, the tech giant Amazon was founded in Bellevue, Washington, US by Jeff Bezos at his residence. It is headquartered in Seattle, US. Its services are spread worldwide.