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Notable Historical Events for July 5th

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

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

2009123rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick (5-7 7-6 7-6 3-6 16-14), winning a record 15th Grand Slam titles

1937Joe DiMaggio's 1st grand slammer

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

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

1985Premier Robert Mugabe wins Zimbabwe elections

1990Zina Garrison upsets Steffi Graf in Wimbledon semi-finals

1989Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage & knocks himself out

194675th British Golf Open: Sam Snead shoots a 290 at St Andrews

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Notable Birthdays on July 5th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 5th

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

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

1980Actress Raquel Welch (39) weds producer André Weinfeld

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

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

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Notable Deaths on July 5th

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

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

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