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Notable Historical Events for July 5th

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

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

1985Premier Robert Mugabe wins Zimbabwe elections

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

1937Joe DiMaggio's 1st grand slammer

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

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

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

1809-6) Battle of Wagram - Napoleon beats archduke Charles

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

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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

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

1980Actress Raquel Welch (39) weds producer André Weinfeld

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

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Notable Deaths on July 5th

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

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

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