Notable events on this day, 5th July, in years gone by:

Monday 5th July 1948
Britain's National Health Service came into operation, providing free medical treatment to all. It is believed that all surviving personal records will be closed for 100 years.

Monday 5th July 1971
Under popular pressure following the UK's lead in 1969, President Richard Nixon formally certified the 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution, thus lowering the voting age from 21 to 18. However, unlike the situation in the UK, this measure subsequently proved to be of very limited use to family researchers due the well-known difficulty of gaining access to official records held in the United States.

Sunday 5th July 2015
The Guild of One-Name Studies admitted its 7,000th new member.

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Program last modified on Monday, 11th February 2013.

Database last updated on Sunday, 13th June 2021.

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