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Notable Historical Events for May 5th

1646King Charles I surrenders at Scotland

1925Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6, (16 total bases)

199934th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw wins

1957Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

1966Willie Mays hit his 512th HR

1891Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in NY, Tchaikovsky as guest conductor

1494On 2nd voyage to New World, Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica

1834Charles Darwin's expedition begins at Rio Santa Cruz

1944Gandhi freed from prison

1991Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic

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Notable Birthdays on May 5th

1921Arthur Leonard Schawlow, Mount Vernon, New York, American physicist, shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers

1818Karl Marx, Trier, Prussia, philosopher (Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital), (d. 1883)

1988Adele [Adele Laurie Blue Adkins], Tottenham, London, English singer (Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You)

1942Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], Redbay Alabama, country singer (Stand by your Man), (d. 1998)

1747Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1792)

1943Michael Palin, Sheffield England, comedian (Monty Python, Fish Called Wanda)

May 5th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 5th

1963Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (26) weds teacher Sajida Talfah (26)

2000Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie (24) weds actor Billy Bob Thornton (44) at The Little Church of The West Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

1885Author Gerhart Hauptmann (22) weds Marie Thienemann

1964Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella (41) weds long-time friend Roxie Joynes

1761Jurist William Blackstone (37) weds Sarah Clitherow

1940Actress Mary Martin (26) weds producer Richard Halliday (35)

May 5th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 5th

1951Leo Diegel, American golfer, dies of throat and lung cancer at 52

1821French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (1799-1815), dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena

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