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Notable Historical Events for May 5th

1646King Charles I surrenders at Scotland

1834Charles Darwin's expedition begins at Rio Santa Cruz

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

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

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

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

1944Gandhi freed from prison

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

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

1966Willie Mays hit his 512th HR

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 5th

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

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

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

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

1885Author Gerhart Hauptmann (22) weds Marie Thienemann

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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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