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Notable Historical Events for May 5th

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

1646King Charles I surrenders at Scotland

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

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

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

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

1957Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

1992Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection

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

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

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)

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

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

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

May 5th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 5th

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)

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

1761Jurist William Blackstone (37) weds Sarah Clitherow

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

May 5th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 5th

1959Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Argentine politician, dies at 80

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

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