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July 5 Birthdays

David Farragut
Pronunciation: [far´ugut]
1801–70, American admiral, born near Knoxville, Tenn.

P. T. Barnum
showman (1810)

Cecil Rhodes
imperialist (1853)

Jean Cocteau
artist (1889)

Georges Pompidou
political leader (1911)

July 5 in History


Venezuela became the first South American country to declare independence from Spain.


William Booth formed the Salvation Army in London, England.


Larry Doby signed with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first African American player in the American League.


The bikini swimsuit made its debut at a Paris fashion show.


Elvis Presley recorded "That's All Right," his first commercial record.


Cape Verde became independent after 500 years of Portuguese rule.


Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win a Wimbledon singles title when he defeated Jimmy Connors.


Dolly, the first sheep cloned from adult cells, was born.


Baseball great Ted Williams died.

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