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Notable Historical Events for July 5th

1998112th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats G Ivanišević (6-7 7-6 6-4 3-6 6-2)

1987As' Mark McGwire is 1st rookie to hit 30 home runs before All Star break

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

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

1985Premier Robert Mugabe wins Zimbabwe elections

1832HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs Rio de Janeiro

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

1937Joe DiMaggio's 1st grand slammer

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

1992Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

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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)

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on July 5th

2002Ted Williams, baseball hall of famer and last player to bat over.400 in a single season (Boston Red Sox) dies at 84

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

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