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Notable Historical Events for June 5th

1888US Democrats nominate Grover Cleveland for president

1995The Bose-Einstein condensate is first created.

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

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

1988Laura Davies wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

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

1989Paul McCartney releases "Flowers in the Dirt"

198353rd French Men's Tennis: Yannick Noah beats Mats Wilander (62 75 76)

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

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

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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)

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

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

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

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

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)

1941NBA coach Red Auerbach (23) weds Dorothy Lewis

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

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

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

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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