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Notable Historical Events for July 5th

1968Phila 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to LA Lakers

197481st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Olga Morzova (60 64)

1935FDR signs National Labor Relations Act

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

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

1992Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

1990Zina Garrison upsets Steffi Graf in Wimbledon semi-finals

1987Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

1937Joe DiMaggio's 1st grand slammer

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 5th

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)

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

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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

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

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

1980Actress Raquel Welch (39) weds producer André Weinfeld

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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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