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Notable Historical Events for July 5th

197481st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Olga Morzova (60 64)

2009116th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (7-6 6-2)

194675th British Golf Open: Sam Snead shoots a 290 at St Andrews

1998112th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats G Ivanišević (6-7 7-6 6-4 3-6 6-2)

1993As' Rickey Henderson is 2nd to hit leadoff homers in doubleheader

1937Joe DiMaggio's 1st grand slammer

1809-6) Battle of Wagram - Napoleon beats archduke Charles

1687Isaac Newton's great work PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England. Outlines his laws of motion and universal gravitation.

1985Premier Robert Mugabe wins Zimbabwe elections

1919Red Sox Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a game for his 1st of 72 times

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Notable Birthdays on July 5th

1801David Farragut, Campbell's Station, Tennessee, US Admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!")

1874Eugen Fischer, Bade Germany, Nazi physician (Kaiser Wilhelm Institute), (d. 1967)

1911Georges Pompidou, Paris, President/Prime Minister of France (1962-74), (d. 1974)

1996Dolly the Sheep, first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell born in Scotland

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Notable Weddings on July 5th

1980Actress Raquel Welch (39) weds producer André Weinfeld

1911"Anne of Green Gables" author Lucy Maud Montgomery (36) weds Ewen MacDonald in Prince Edward Island, Canada

1920Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop (27) weds Anna Elisabeth Henkell

2003Actress Elizabeth Banks (29) weds sportswriter and producer Max Handelman (30) at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills

2003"Dawson's Creek" actor James Van Der Beek (26) weds actress Heather Ann McComb (26) at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California

1870Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson (24) weds Annie E. Affleck (25) in Portland, Maine

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Notable Deaths on July 5th

1826Stamford Raffles, British statesman and founder of Singapore dies at 44 of apoplexy

1979Elizabeth Ryan, tennis ace (won 19 Wimbledon titles), dies at 87

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