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Notable Historical Events for July 5th

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

1987Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

1852Frederick Douglass, fugitive slave, delivers his 'What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?' speech to the Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester in which he condemns the celebration as a hypocritical sham in a land where slavery still exists

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

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

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)

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

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

197589th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats J Connors (61 61 57 64)

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Notable Birthdays on July 5th

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 5th

1980Actress Raquel Welch (39) weds producer André Weinfeld

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

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

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

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

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

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

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