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Notable Historical Events for June 5th

1937Henry Ford initiates 32 hour work week

1947Sec of State George Marshall outlines "Marshall Plan"

1995The Bose-Einstein condensate is first created.

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

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

1998"The Truman Show", starring Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, and Ed Harris, is released

1988Laura Davies wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

198858th French Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Henri Leconte (75 62 61)

1833Ada Lovelace (future 1st computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 5th

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

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

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)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 5th

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

1941NBA coach Red Auerbach (23) weds Dorothy Lewis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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