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Notable Historical Events for June 5th

1947Sec of State George Marshall outlines "Marshall Plan"

1941Sandor Szabo beats B Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champ

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

199363rd French Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats M J Fernandez (4-6 6-2 6-4)

1991Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize

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

1994Beth Daniel wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic

1944German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel goes on leave just before WWII D-Day landings by the Allies

1888US Democrats nominate Grover Cleveland for president

1989Paul McCartney releases "Flowers in the Dirt"

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Notable Birthdays on June 5th

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

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

1723Adam Smith, Kirkcaldy Scotland, economist (Wealth of Nations) (baptized)

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 5th

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

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

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

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

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

1941NBA coach Red Auerbach (23) weds Dorothy Lewis

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on June 5th

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

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

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