July 5

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  • 1864 The Royal College of Physicians, Kildare Street, Dublin, was founded. It was the first medical institution in Ireland or Britain to allow women to sit its examinations
  • 1998 Orangemen gathered at Drumcree Church, Portadown, Co. Armagh, declaring that they would remain there until allowed to proceed with their banned march along Garvaghy Road. Over the following ten days, with their numbers reaching c. 10,000, they carried out sustained attacks on c. 2,000 RUC/British army security forces.

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