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Notable Historical Events for July 5th

1968Phila 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to LA Lakers

1937Joe DiMaggio's 1st grand slammer

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

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

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

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

1987Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

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

1989South African President Pieter Botha visits ANC leader Nelson Mandela

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 5th

1996Dolly the Sheep, first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell born in Scotland

1911Georges Pompidou, Paris, President/Prime Minister of France (1962-74), (d. 1974)

1801David Farragut, Campbell's Station, Tennessee, US Admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!")

1874Eugen Fischer, Bade Germany, Nazi physician (Kaiser Wilhelm Institute), (d. 1967)

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Notable Weddings on July 5th

2003Actress Elizabeth Banks (29) weds sportswriter and producer Max Handelman (30) at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills

1920Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop (27) weds Anna Elisabeth Henkell

1911"Anne of Green Gables" author Lucy Maud Montgomery (36) weds Ewen MacDonald in Prince Edward Island, Canada

1870Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson (24) weds Annie E. Affleck (25) in Portland, Maine

1980Actress Raquel Welch (39) weds producer André Weinfeld

2003"Dawson's Creek" actor James Van Der Beek (26) weds actress Heather Ann McComb (26) at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California

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July 5th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on July 5th

1979Elizabeth Ryan, tennis ace (won 19 Wimbledon titles), dies at 87

2002Ted Williams, baseball hall of famer and last player to bat over.400 in a single season (Boston Red Sox) dies at 84

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