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Notable Historical Events for July 5th

1968Phila 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to LA Lakers

1985Premier Robert Mugabe wins Zimbabwe elections

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

1992Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

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

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

1951Dr William Shockley invents junction transistor (Murray Hill NJ)

1687Isaac Newton's great work PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England. Outlines his laws of motion and universal gravitation.

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

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

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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

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

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

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

1980Actress Raquel Welch (39) weds producer André Weinfeld

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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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