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Saturday, July 5, 2014

This was 186th day of the year and 179 days remained in the year.


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

1811

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

1865

William Booth formed the Salvation Army in London, England.

1946

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

1946

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

1954

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

1975

Cape Verde became independent after 500 years of Portuguese rule.

1975

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

1996

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

2002

Baseball great Ted Williams died.

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