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Notable Historical Events for May 5th

1969Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Armies of the Night)

1966Willie Mays hit his 512th HR

1978Cin Red Pete Rose becomes 14th player to get 3,000 hits

1957Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

1991Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic

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

1834Charles Darwin's expedition begins at Rio Santa Cruz

1877Indian Wars: Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.

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

1930Bradman scores 185* Aust v Leicestershire, 317 mins, 16 fours

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Notable Birthdays on May 5th

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

1981Craig David, Southhampton England, English singer (7 Days, Insomnia)

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 5th

1885Author Gerhart Hauptmann (22) weds Marie Thienemann

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

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

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

2007"Scream" actress Neve Campbell (33) weds actor John Light (32) in Malibu

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

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Notable Deaths on May 5th

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

1959Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Argentine politician, dies at 80

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