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This Day in History is DUE’s daily dose of trivia for all the history buffs out there. So sit back and take a ride of all the fascinating things that happened on 5th July!

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in people, and hence, every day has been a significant one in the foibles of history. Now, let’s take a tour of “This Day in History – 5th July”.

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1950: Israel’s Law of Return passed

On this day in 1950, the Israeli parliament or the Knesset passed the law of return. The law gave the Jews the freedom to immigrate to Israel and receive immediate citizenship upon arrival. However, the law later proved to be controversial when the question arose that who was a Jew.

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Jews returning to Israel

1995: P.V. Sindhu is born

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is a popular Indian professional badminton player. She was born on this day in 1995. With earnings of US$8.5 million and $5.5 million respectively, Sindhu made it to the Forbes’ list of Highest-Paid Female Athletes in 2018 and 2019. She is the recipient of the sports honour Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the Padma Shri, and the Padma Bhushan.

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P.V. Sindhu

National Bikini Day

Every year, 5th July is celebrated as National Bikini Day to celebrate the invention of the two-piece bathing suit- Bikini. Invented in 1946, it was named after the Bikini Atoll, an area the United States carried out nuclear tests.

National Workaholics Day 

Every year July 5th is celebrated as National Workaholics day. It is a day meant to remind us to find a good balance between our home and our work-life. Make sure to care for yourselves outside of work as well!

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