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Notable Historical Events for May 5th

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

1957Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

1991Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic

1834Charles Darwin's expedition begins at Rio Santa Cruz

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Notable Birthdays on May 5th

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

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

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)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 5th

1761Jurist William Blackstone (37) weds Sarah Clitherow

1885Author Gerhart Hauptmann (22) weds Marie Thienemann

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

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

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

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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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