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Notable Historical Events for May 5th

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

1904Cy Young of Boston pitches perfect game against Phila A's (3-0)

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

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

1646King Charles I surrenders at Scotland

1957Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

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

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

1992Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 5th

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

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

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)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 5th

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

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

1761Jurist William Blackstone (37) weds Sarah Clitherow

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

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

May 5th Weddings
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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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