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

198094th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats John McEnroe (16 75 63 67 86)

1987As' Mark McGwire is 1st rookie to hit 30 home runs before All Star break

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

1937Joe DiMaggio's 1st grand slammer

1935FDR signs National Labor Relations Act

1989Mark McGwire's gets 100th HR, 2nd fastest (1400 at bats) (to Kiner)

196983rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats J Newcombe (64 57 64 64)

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

1832HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs Rio de Janeiro

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

197589th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats J Connors (61 61 57 64)

197025th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

196882nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (6-3 6-4 6-2)

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

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

1987101st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pat Cash beats Ivan Lendl (7-6 6-2 7-5)

1989South African President Pieter Botha visits ANC leader Nelson Mandela

1951Dr William Shockley invents junction transistor (Murray Hill NJ)

1992Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

1989Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage & knocks himself out

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

1968Phila 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to LA Lakers

1852Frederick Douglass, fugitive slave, delivers his 'What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?' speech to the Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester in which he condemns the celebration as a hypocritical sham in a land where slavery still exists

2009123rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick (5-7 7-6 7-6 3-6 16-14), winning a record 15th Grand Slam titles

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

1990Zina Garrison upsets Steffi Graf in Wimbledon semi-finals

195771st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ashley J Cooper (6-2 6-1 6-2)

1985Premier Robert Mugabe wins Zimbabwe elections

1987Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

July 5th Historical Events
Date Event
649
St Martin I begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
767
Duke of Nepi names his brother (leek) Pope Constantine II 
1294
Pietro del Murrone elected as Pope Coelestinus V 
1295
Scotland and France form an alliance, the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England. 
1436
German emperor Sigismund signs peace with Hussieten 
1450
Pope Nicolas V names Walraven van Meurs bishop of Munster 
1596
English fleet under the earl of Essex plunder Cadiz 
1610
John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland. 
1626
Battle at Lenz: Rebel Austrian Boers defeated 
1643
1st recorded tornado in US (Essex County, Massachusetts) 
1687
Isaac Newton's great work PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England. Outlines his laws of motion and universal gravitation. 
1750
Slave revolt on Curacao 
1770
Battle of Chesma and Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire. 
1775
US Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition. 
1791
Jose Maria Narvaez discovers Point Grey (now Vancouver BC) 
1803
The convention of Artlenburg leads to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king). 
1808
Battle of Buenos Aires 
1809
-6) Battle of Wagram - Napoleon beats archduke Charles 
1811
Venezuela, 1st South American country to gain independence from Spain 
1813
War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin. 
1814
Americans defeat British & Canadians at Chippewa, Ontario 
1830
France invades Algeria, begins a 40 year conquest 
1832
HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs Rio de Janeiro 
1834
Provisional government forms in Oregon Country 
1841
Thomas Cook opens 1st travel agency 
1843
Committee of 9 appointed to establish civil government in Oregon Country 
1852
Frederick Douglass, fugitive slave, delivers his 'What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?' speech to the Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester in which he condemns the celebration as a hypocritical sham in a land where slavery still exists 
1859
Capt N C Brooks discovers Midway Islands 
1861
Battle of Carthage, MO - US Gen Sigel attacks pro-secessionist 
1863
Battle of Jackson, MS & Battle of Birdsong Ferry, MS 
1864
Battle of Smith's Expedition, MS (Tupelo, Harrisburg) 
1865
Great Britain delegate's world 1st maximum speed laws 
1865
US Secret Service begins operating under the Treasury Department 
1871
Trial against Kiowa chief Satanta (White Bear) & Big Tree, begins 
1878
The coat of arms of the Baku governorate was established. 
1884
German consul-general Gustav Nachtigal takes possession of Cameroon 
1884
US Congress accept 2nd Chinese Exclusion Act 
1891
Hail kills 6 horses in Rapid City, SD 
1900
Compulsory education law passes Dutch 1st Chamber 
1902
Australia won the one & only Test Cricket played at Sheffield 
1904
Giants 18-game winning streak ends as Phillies win 6-5 in 10 inn 
1904
4th Davis Cup: British Isles beats Belgium in Wimbledon (5-0) 
1906
23rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats M Bundy (6-3 9-7) 
1906
30th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats F Riseley (6-4 4-6 6-2 6-3) 
1907
24th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: May Bundy beats D Chambers (6-1 6-4) 
1907
31st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Norman Brookes beats Arthur Gore (6-4 6-2 6-2) 
1908
Niazi Bey, a chief organizer of the revolutionary movement in Turkey, raises the standard of revolt at Resna, Macedonia 
1913
Queen Wilhelmina meets SDAP-leader Troelstra 
1914
Boston Braves are 15 games back in NL, & win World Series 
1914
Germany offers Austria war aid to fight against Russia in Serbia 
1919
32nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: S Lenglen beats Chambers (10-8 4-6 9-7) 
1919
Red Sox Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a game for his 1st of 72 times 
1922
1st general election in Netherlands 
1922
Uprising of social righteousness in Rio de Janeiro 
1922
Women 1st vote in Dutch elections, Christian parties win 
1924
Military revolt in Sao Paulo Brazil 
1924
44th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Jean Borotra beats R Lacoste (6-1 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-4) 
1929
42nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-1 6-2) 
1929
WOWO-AM, Indiana returns to air, 1 day after transmitter burns down 
1930
50th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats W Allison (6-3 9-7 6-4) 
1932
Antonio de Oliveira Salazar becomes premier/dictator of Portugal 
1933
German party Catholic Center disbands 
1934
"Bloody Thursday" - Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco. 
1935
1st "Hawaii Calls" radio program is broadcast 
1935
1st time brothers on opposing teams hit HRs, Tony & Al Cuccunello 
1935
Chicago Cubs are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win the pennant 
1935
FDR signs National Labor Relations Act 
1935
55th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats G von Cramm (6-2 6-4 6-4) 
1936
120°F (49°C), Gannvalley, South Dakota (state record) 
1937
117°F (47°C), Medicine Lake, Montana (state record) 
1937
Chicago Cub Frank Demaree gets 6 hits in 1st game & 2 in 2nd game 
1937
Joe DiMaggio's 1st grand slammer 
1937
Republican offensive by Brunete in Spain 
1937
Spam, the luncheon meat, was introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation. 
1938
Herb Caen's 1st column in SF Chronicle 
1940
Diplomatic relations broken between Britain & Vichy government in France 
1941
German occupiers disband political parties 
1942
1st performance of Heitor Villa-Lobos' Choros 6/9/11 
1942
Ian Fleming graduates from a training school for spies in Canada 
1943
Battle of Gulf of Kula 
1943
Battle of Koersk, USSR begins (6,000 tanks) 
1943
Liberator bombers sink U-535 in Gulf of Biskaye 
1943
US invasion fleet (96 ships) sails to Sicily 
1944
Harry Crosby takes 1st rocket airplane, MX-324, for maiden flight 
1945
Labour Party wins British parliamentary election 
1945
World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared. 
1946
Louis Reard's bikini swimsuit design debuts at Paris fashion show 
1946
75th British Golf Open: Sam Snead shoots a 290 at St Andrews 
1947
"Barefoot Boy with Cheek" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 108 perfs 
1947
54th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Osborne beat Doris Hart (6-2 6-4) 
1947
Larry Doby signs with Cleveland Indians-1st black player in AL 
1948
Britain's National Health Service Act begins 
1949
NY Giants purchase Monty Irvin & Henry Thompson, their 1st African American players 
1950
Law of Return passes, guarantees all Jews right to live in Israel 
1951
Dodgers sweep the Giants & lead by 7½ games (Giants will win pennant) 
1951
Dr William Shockley invents junction transistor (Murray Hill NJ) 
1952
"Of Thee I Sing" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances 
1952
59th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (7-5 6-3) 
1953
Jackie Pung wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament 
1953
WANC TV channel 21 in Asheville, NC (IND) begins broadcasting 
1954
B-52A bomber made its maiden flight 
1954
Last day of Test Cricket for Khalid Hassan aged 16 yrs, 356 days 
1954
The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin. 
1955
English harbor strike ends 
1956
France raises tobacco tax 20% due to war in Algeria 
1957
71st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ashley J Cooper (6-2 6-1 6-2) 
1957
Tom Graveney scores 258 v West Indies at Trent Bridge 
1958
65th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson beats A Mortimer (8-6 6-2) 
1958
J Pengel forms government/Emanuels premier of Suriname 
1958
First ascent of Gasherbrum I, 11th highest peak on the earth. 
1959
Ben-Gurion's Israeli government resigns 
1959
Indonesia restores constitution 
1959
Jack Gelber's "Connection" premieres in NYC 
1960
Mongolia adopts constitution 
1961
80 die in collisions in Algiers 
1961
KUSD TV channel 2 in Vermillion, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1961
St Louis Cardinal Bill White hits 3 HRs & a double 
1962
96 murder at massacre in Oran, Algeria 
1962
Algeria gains independence after 132 years of French rule 
1962
Mantle hits 2 homers en route to 4 consecutive homers 
1963
1st Beatle tune to hit US charts, Del Shannon "From Me to You" at #87 
1966
NYC transit fare rises from 15 cents to 20 cents 
1966
National Guard mobilizes in Omaha after 3rd night of rioting 
1966
Saturn I rocket launched at Cape Kennedy 
1967
Congo uprising under Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme 
1968
"Manifest of 1000 words" published in Prague 
1968
82nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (6-3 6-4 6-2) 
1968
John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce 
1968
Phila 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to LA Lakers 
1969
83rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats J Newcombe (64 57 64 64) 
1969
Rolling Stones play a free concert in London's Hyde Park 
1970
25th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young 
1970
Air Canada DC-8 crashes 7 miles from Toronto's airport killing 109 
1971
26th amendment to the US constitution certified (reduces voting age to 18) 
1971
Simon Gray's "Butley" premieres in London 
1972
Pierre Messmer appointed French premier 
1972
Two Protestant brothers are found shot dead outside of Belfast (There was speculation that they were killed by Loyalists because they had Catholic girlfriends) 
1973
"Live & Let Die" James Bond film premieres 
1973
Isle of Man begins issuing its own postage stamps 
1973
Maj Gen Juvenal Habyarimana becomes president of Rwanda following military coup 
1973
Test Cricket umpiring debut of H D "Dickie" Bird v NZ at Leeds 
1974
81st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Olga Morzova (60 64) 
1975
89th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats J Connors (61 61 57 64) 
1975
Cape Verde Is gain independence after 500 years of Portuguese rule 
1977
Pakistan's army, led by Gen Mohammad Zia ul-Haq, seizes power 
1978
Soyuz 30 spacecraft touches down in Soviet Kazakhstan 
1978
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1980
87th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats Chrissie Evert (61 76) 
1980
94th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats John McEnroe (16 75 63 67 86) 
1981
9th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Jan Stephenson 
1981
Premier Begin's Likud party wins Israeli elections 
1981
Rajan Mahadevan recites 31,811 digits of π (Pi) from memory 
1981
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1982
Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas 
1982
ICC Trophy record p/ship, 257 Schoonheim/Liffman, Hol v Malay 
1983
France invades Algeria 
1983
NJ Devils purchase AHL Maine Mariners as their farm team 
1983
Woman gives birth to baby 84 days after brain death (Roanoke, VA) 
1984
Supreme Court weakens 70-year-old "exclusionary rule"-evidence seized with defective court warrants can now be used in criminal trials 
1985
Premier Robert Mugabe wins Zimbabwe elections 
1985
Nicholas Mark Sanders (England) begins circumnavigation of globe, covering 13,035 road miles in 78 days, 3 hr, 30 min 
1986
93rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats H Mandlikova (76 63) 
1986
Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 10K woman's record (30:13.74) 
1986
Nancy Reagan cuts red, white & blue ribbon, reopening Statue of Liberty after refurbishment 
1987
101st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pat Cash beats Ivan Lendl (7-6 6-2 7-5) 
1987
As' Mark McGwire is 1st rookie to hit 30 home runs before All Star break 
1987
Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic 
1988
Malcolm Marshall takes 7-22 at Old Trafford, England all out 93 
1989
Barry Bond's HR sets father-son (Bobby) HR record at 408 
1989
Mark McGwire's gets 100th HR, 2nd fastest (1400 at bats) (to Kiner) 
1989
Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage & knocks himself out 
1989
South African President Pieter Botha visits ANC leader Nelson Mandela 
1989
Toronto Blue Jays are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East 
1990
Zina Garrison upsets Steffi Graf in Wimbledon semi-finals 
1991
Colorado Rockies & Florida Marlins given final approval by owners 
1991
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1991
Lillian Cucuzza wins name Florida baseball team contest (Marlins) 
1992
106th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Agassi beats Ivanisevic (67 64 64 16 64) 
1992
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic 
1992
Sixto Durán Ballén elected president of Ecuador 
1993
As' Rickey Henderson is 2nd to hit leadoff homers in doubleheader 
1993
Kurd guerrillas murder 32 villager in East Turkey 
1993
Richard Chelimo run world record 10 km (27:07.91) 
1994
Boxer Buster Douglas comes out of a diabetic coma 
1994
US changes refugee policy, by sending Haitian boat people back 
1994
The United States announced it would refuse further unrestricted immigration from Haiti. 
1995
Columbia University beats Hartferd College to be 1st US team to win the Henley Regatta 
1996
A's scores 13 in 1st vs Angels 
1996
NY Yank John Weteland ties Lee Smith's record of 19 consecutive saves 
1997
104th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Jana Novotna 
1997
NY Yanks withdraw Kenny Rogers & Mariano Duncon deal for SD Padre 
1998
53rd US Women's Open Golf Championship at Blackwolf Run GC, Kohler WI 
1998
112th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats G Ivanišević (6-7 7-6 6-4 3-6 6-2) 
2001
Australia and East Timor sign an agreement to share royalties from oil and natural gas production in the Timor Sea, which separates the two countries 
2003
SARS is declared to be contained by the WHO. 
2004
First Indonesian presidential election by the nation. 
2006
North Korea missle tests: at least two short-range Nodong-2 missiles, one SCUD missile and one long-range Taepodong-2 missile. 
2006
Emergency United Nations Security Council meeting at the U.N in New York City because of North Korean missile tests that day 
2009
Ethnic rioting broke out in Ürümqi, Xinjiang, People's Republic of China 
2009
116th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (7-6 6-2) 
2009
123rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick (5-7 7-6 7-6 3-6 16-14), winning a record 15th Grand Slam titles 
2012
The Shard, the tallest building in Europe, is opened in London, at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft) 
2012
South Korea announce plans to begin "scientific' whaling of minke whales 
2012
Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party is elected President of Mexico after a recount following irregularities 
2013
15 people are killed by a bomb attack on a Shia mosque in Baghdad, Iraq 
2016
Kevin Durant to Join the Golden State Warriors 
2016
NASA's Juno spacecraft enters Jupiter's orbit 
2017
Joey Chestnut wins his 10th Nathan's hot dog contest 
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