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Notable Historical Events for June 5th

70Titus & his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem

1955NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 550' HR off Chicago Billy Pierce

1940General Charles de Gaulle becomes French junior minister of Defense

1661Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge

1952Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavy weight boxing title

1981George Harrison releases "Somewhere in England"

201347th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

1988Laura Davies wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

1991Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize

1995The Bose-Einstein condensate is first created.

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Notable Birthdays on June 5th

1949Ken Follett, Cardiff, Wales, spy author (Eye of the Needle, Lie Down with Lions)

1939Joe Clark [Charles Joseph], High River Alberta, (P-C) 16th Canadian PM (1979-80)

1941Spalding Gray, RI, actor (Beaches, Clara's Heart, Heavy Petting)

1971Mark Wahlberg, Boston, Massachusetts, rap singer (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch) and actor (Boogie Nights, The Departed)

1901Anastasia Nikolaevna, Saint Petersburg, daughter of last Russian Tsar

1941Robert Kraft, Brookline Massachusetts, American owner of the New England Patriots

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Notable Weddings on June 5th

1930Actress Agnes Moorehead (29) weds actor Jack G. Lee (28)

1941NBA coach Red Auerbach (23) weds Dorothy Lewis

1982Actor Michael Keaton (30) weds actress Caroline McWilliams (37)

2004Actress Jennifer Lopez (43) weds salsa artist Marc Anthony (42) in Beverly Hills, California

1979Blues musician Muddy Waters (64) weds Marva Jean Brooks (25) in Chicago

1997Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher (30) weds Meg Mathews at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas

2004Tennis player Ilie Nastase (57) weds fashion model Amalia Teodosescu

1999Actress Reese Witherspoon (23) weds actor Ryan Phillippe (24) at the Old Wide Awake Plantation along the Sono River in Charleston, South Carolina

1856Industrialist Samuel Colt (41) weds philanthropist Elizabeth Hart Jarvis (29)

1993Singer Mariah Carey weds Tommy Mottola, CEO (Sony Music)

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Notable Deaths on June 5th

1900Stephen Crane, author (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 28

2004Ronald Reagan, 40th US President, Governor of California and radio and film actor, dies aged 93

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