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Notable Historical Events for October 5th

2001Barry Bonds hits his 71st home run, breaking Mark McGwire's record of 70 for the most home runs hit in a single season (Bonds would end up with 73 in total)

1980Kathy Whitworth/Donna Caponi Young win Portland Ping Team Golf Champ

1993Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical Veritatis splendor

1956Yogi Berra becomes 4th Yank to hit a World Series grand slam

1993Last honor guard at Lenin's mausoleum

1905Orville/Wilbur Wright's "Flyer III" flight 38.5 km in 38.3"

1916Soldier Adolf Hitler is injured

1949WBNS TV channel 10 in Columbus, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

1568Conference of York begins: trial against Mary Stuart

1923Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star

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Notable Birthdays on October 5th

1902Ray Kroc, Oak Park, Illinois, fast food entrepreneur (McDonalds), (d. 1984)

1703Jonathan Edwards, East Windsor, Connecticut Colony, Christian preacher, philosopher, and theologian (Original Sin)

1963Laura Davies, Coventry England, LPGA golfer (1989 Lady Keystone Open)

1713Denis Diderot, Langres, France, enlightenment philosopher (Encyclopédie), (d. 1784)

1965Patrick Roy, Quebec City Quebec, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche)

1965Mario Lemieux, Montreal Quebec, NHL high scoring center (Pitts Penguin, #66)

1882Robert Hutchings Goddard, Worcester Mass, rocket pioneer

1949Bill James [George William James], Holton Kansas, American baseball writer and statistician

1829Chester A. Arthur, Fairfield Vermont, (Republican) 21st American President (1881-85)

1975Kate Winslet, Reading England, actress (Titanic, Jude, Hamlet, Get Back)

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Notable Weddings on October 5th

1968"The Dirty Dozen" actor Charles Bronson (46) weds Jill Ireland

1945Actress Janet Leigh (18) weds Stanley Reames at Morris Chapel in Stockton, California

2001F1 racing driver Ralf Schumacher (26) weds former model Cora Brinkmann at the church of Maria Plain in Salzburg, Austria

2004Professional golfer Tiger Woods (28) weds former Swedish model Elin Nordegren (24) at Sandy Lane Resort in St. James, Barbados

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Notable Divorces on October 5th

2007Actress Reese Witherspoon (30) divorces actor Ryan Phillippe (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 7 years of marriage

1991Director Martin Scorsese (48) divorces producer Barbara De Fina (41) after 6 years of marriage

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Notable Deaths on October 5th

2011Steve Jobs, American Businessman, co-founder and CEO of Apple, dies from respiratory arrest at 56

1813Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief (Battle of Thames), dies in battle at 45

2004Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian (b. 1921)

2011Fred Shuttlesworth, American civil rights activist, dies at 89

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