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Notable Historical Events for July 5th

196983rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats J Newcombe (64 57 64 64)

1951Dr William Shockley invents junction transistor (Murray Hill NJ)

1935FDR signs National Labor Relations Act

195771st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ashley J Cooper (6-2 6-1 6-2)

1987101st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pat Cash beats Ivan Lendl (7-6 6-2 7-5)

197025th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

1987Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

2009116th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (7-6 6-2)

196882nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (6-3 6-4 6-2)

1687Isaac Newton's great work PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England. Outlines his laws of motion and universal gravitation.

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Notable Birthdays on July 5th

1801David Farragut, Campbell's Station, Tennessee, US Admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!")

1996Dolly the Sheep, first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell born in Scotland

1911Georges Pompidou, Paris, President/Prime Minister of France (1962-74), (d. 1974)

1874Eugen Fischer, Bade Germany, Nazi physician (Kaiser Wilhelm Institute), (d. 1967)

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Notable Weddings on July 5th

1911"Anne of Green Gables" author Lucy Maud Montgomery (36) weds Ewen MacDonald in Prince Edward Island, Canada

1870Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson (24) weds Annie E. Affleck (25) in Portland, Maine

2003"Dawson's Creek" actor James Van Der Beek (26) weds actress Heather Ann McComb (26) at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California

2003Actress Elizabeth Banks (29) weds sportswriter and producer Max Handelman (30) at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills

1980Actress Raquel Welch (39) weds producer André Weinfeld

1920Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop (27) weds Anna Elisabeth Henkell

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Notable Deaths on July 5th

1826Stamford Raffles, British statesman and founder of Singapore dies at 44 of apoplexy

1979Elizabeth Ryan, tennis ace (won 19 Wimbledon titles), dies at 87

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