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July 5

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2002Baseball legend Ted Williams, the last player to bat over .400 for a season, dies of cardiac arrest at age 83.
 
1996The sheep known as "Dolly," the world's first mammal cloned from an adult cell, is born at the Roslin Institute in Scotland. News of the successful clong would not be released to the world until the following year.
 
1983Jazz trumpeter and bandleader Harry James dies at age 67.
 
1975tennis player Arthur Ashe defeats Jimmy Connors to become the first African-American man to win a Wimbledon singles title.
 
1975The Cape Verde Islands gain their independence from Portugal.
 
1969The Rolling Stones give a free concert at London's Hyde Park, to celebrate the life of lead guitarist Brian Jones, who died two days prior.
 
1950The first US serviceman dies in the Korean War.
 
1948The National Health Service Act goes into effect in England.
 
1947Larry Doby joins the Cleveland Indians baseball club, becoming the first African-American player in the American League.
 
1946The bikini swimsuit debuts at a Paris fashion show.
 
1943Actress Betty Grable marries bandleader Harry James.
 
1884The German protectorate of Togoland is created in western Africa.
 
1865The Secret Service Division of the US Treasury Department is established to stop the flow of counterfeit currency.
 
1865The Salvation Army is founded in London.
 
1811  Venezuela declares its independence from Spain.
 

Born today:

1980  Jason Wade - singer (Lifehouse)

1980  Eva Green - actress (Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale)

1973  Bengt Lagerberg - drummer (The Cardigans)

1956  James Lofton - football player

1951  Rich 'Goose' Gossage - baseball pitcher

1951  Huey Lewis - singer

1950  Michael Monarch - guitarist (Steppenwolf)

1944  Robbie Robertson - guitarist (The Band)

1936  Shirley Knight - actress

1934  Katherine Helmond - actress

1923  John McKay - college and pro football coach

1902  Henry Cabot Lodge - US Ambassador to UN

1810  P.T. Barnum - showman, circus owner

1801  David Farragut - Civil War Admiral ("Damn the torpedoes ... full speed ahead!")

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Cancer (The Crab)   Cancer    

(The Crab)

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