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Notable Historical Events for May 5th

1944Gandhi freed from prison

1966Willie Mays hit his 512th HR

1992Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection

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

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

1646King Charles I surrenders at Scotland

1834Charles Darwin's expedition begins at Rio Santa Cruz

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

1945World War II: Admiral Karl Dönitz, leader of Germany after Hitler's death, orders all U-boats to cease offensive operations and return to their bases.

1957Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

May 5th Historical Events
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 5th

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

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

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

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

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

May 5th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 5th

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

1821French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (1799-1815), dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena

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