Thursday 5 July 1951
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Geert Jan Hessing and Goose Gossage.
Strangers on a Train, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951
while From Here To Eternity by James Jones was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Front Page Detective.
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- Isle of Man: Tynwald Day (1266).
- Venezuela: Independence Day (1811).
- Algeria: Independence Day (1962).
- Cape Verde: Independence Day (1975).
- Church of the SubGenius: X-Day (1998).
- Armenia: Constitution Day (1995)
- Czech Republic and Slovakia: Arrival of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Great Moravia (around 863).
- Geert Jan Hessing: Dutch rock drummer (Catapult).
- Goose Gossage: American baseball player.
- Keiko Fuji: Japanese singer and actress (d. 2013).
- Roger Wicker: American politician, junior senator of Mississippi.
- Dr William Shockley invents junction transistor (Murray Hill NJ)
- Junction transistor invention announced, Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA.
- William Shockley invents the junction transistor.
- William Shockley, John Bardeen, and Walter Brattain announce the invention of the junction transistor.
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