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Notable Historical Events for July 5th

1919Red Sox Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a game for his 1st of 72 times

1937Joe DiMaggio's 1st grand slammer

1989Mark McGwire's gets 100th HR, 2nd fastest (1400 at bats) (to Kiner)

1987Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

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

198094th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats John McEnroe (16 75 63 67 86)

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

1990Zina Garrison upsets Steffi Graf in Wimbledon semi-finals

1989South African President Pieter Botha visits ANC leader Nelson Mandela

1935FDR signs National Labor Relations Act

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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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 5th

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

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

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

1980Actress Raquel Welch (39) weds producer André Weinfeld

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

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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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