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Notable Historical Events for June 5th

1981George Harrison releases "Somewhere in England"

1799Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland set sail in the Pizarro from A Coruña and begin their 5 year Latin American expedition

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

1888US Democrats nominate Grover Cleveland for president

1981Astro's Nolan Ryan passes Early Wynn as all-time walk leader (1,777)

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

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

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

1988Laura Davies wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 5th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 5th

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

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

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

1941NBA coach Red Auerbach (23) weds Dorothy Lewis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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