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On This Day: July 05th

This is 186th day of the year and 179 days remain in the year.

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
The bikini swimsuit made its debut at a Paris fashion show.
1946
Larry Doby signed with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first African American player in the American League.
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.
July 05 BirthdaysDavid FarragutPronunciation: [far´ugut]
1801–70, American admiral, born near Knoxville, Tenn.
P. T. Barnumshowman
Cecil Rhodesimperialist
Jean Cocteauartist
Georges Pompidoupolitical leader



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