July 05

This Day in History

1950

Sicilian Robin Hood Gunned Down

"Sicilian Robin Hood" Salvatore Giuliano, a peasant, separatist, and bandit known for stealing from the rich and redistributing the spoils to poor Italian villagers, was gunned down by Italian … (more...)

1946

Bikinis introduced

On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at a swimming pool in Paris. Micheline Bernardini, a Parisian showgirl who didn’t object to appearing nearly nude in … (more...)

1687

Isaac Newton’s "Principia" Is First Published

First published on 5 July 1687, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (or, the "Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy") was a series of three books by English alchemist, astronomer, … (more...)