On This Day Trivia Quiz – 5 July

Test your knowledge, and/or learn some interesting facts about events that have happened on 5 July.

Random Questions

1. Which coins were first issued in Great Britain on 5 July 1817?

2. Who opened his first travel agency on 5 July 1841?

3. Which country introduced the first speed limit law on 5 July 1865?

4. Which swimsuit made its debut at a Paris fashion show on 5 July 1946?

5. Which (self-governing) British crown dependency began issuing their own postage stamps on 5 July 1973?

6. From which country did the Cape Verde Islands gain independence on 5  July 1975?

7. Who founded Amazon on 5 July 1994?

Music Questions

8. Which opera singer had her farewell performance at London’s Covent Garden on 5 July 1965?

9. Which member of the Beatles sold his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce on 5 July 1968? 

Sport Questions

10. Which cricket umpire made his debut on 5 July 1973? 

TV & Movie Questions

11. Which US showman was born on 5 July 1810?  His life is profiled in the movie The Greatest Showman (2017), starring Hugh Jackman.


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