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Notable Historical Events for December 5th

1947Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1840Napoleon Bonaparte receives a french state funeral in Paris 19 years after his death

2006Greg Maddux signs a one-year deal with the San Diego Padres worth $10 million

1932German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa to enter America

1973Paul McCartney releases album "Band on the Run" album

1958Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) is inaugurated in the UK by Queen Elizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh.

1946Pres Harry Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808

1792George Washington re-elected as US president

1978Free agent Pete Rose signs 4-year, $32 million contract with Phillies becoming highest paid baseball player

1950Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

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Notable Birthdays on December 5th

1903Cecil Frank Powell, Tonbridge, Kent, physicist, discovered pion (Nobel 1950), (d.1969)

1443Pope Julius II, Albisola, Republic of Genoa, Pope (1503-13), patron of Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael, (d. 1513)

1901Walter Elias disney, Chicago, animator (Mickey Mouse), (d. 1966)

1839George Armstrong Custer, New Rumley, Ohio, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1876)

1859John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, British Admiral of the Fleet, Southampton

1782Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook New York, (D) 8th US president (1837-41)

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Notable Weddings on December 5th

2003Cold play band lead vocalist Chris Martin (35) weds actress and singer Gwyneth Paltrow (39) at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California

1945Actor Eddie Albert (39) weds actress Margo (28)

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Notable Deaths on December 5th

1784Phillis Wheatley, American poet and first published African-American woman, dies in Boston at 31

1870Alexandre Dumas, French writer, dies at 68

1965Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist, Nobel laureate for shock therapy (b. 1874)

2002Roone Arledge, American sports broadcasting pioneer, dies of prostate cancer at 71

2013Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid activist, political prisoner (1962-1990) and South African President (1994-99) dies of a lung infection at 95

1926Claude Monet, French impressionist, dies at 86

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