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 This day in History - July 5
359 Historic Events for July 5
1951

Dr William Shockley invents junction transistor (Murray Hill NJ)

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1952

59th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (75 63)

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1952

"Of Thee I Sing" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances

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1952

Terence Tom Henricks, Bryan Oh, USAF/astronaut (STS 44, 55, 70, 78)

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1952

David Dreier, (Rep-R-Calif, 1981- )

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1952

Michael Don McNabb, composer

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1953

Jackie Pung wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament

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1953

WANC TV channel 21 in Asheville, NC (IND) begins broadcasting

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1954

B-52A bomber made its maiden flight

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1954

John Wright, NZ cricketer (opening batsman 1978-92)

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1954

Last day of Test Cricket for Khalid Hassan aged 16 yrs, 356 days

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1955

English harbor strike ends

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1955

Michael Gismondi, rock saxophonist (Michael Stanley Band)

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1956

France raises tobacco tax 20% due to war in Algeria

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1956

James Lofton, NFL wide reciever (Bills, Packers, Raiders)

Birth
1957

Tom Graveney scores 258 v West Indies at Trent Bridge

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1957

71st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ashley J Cooper (62 61 62)

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1958

Patsy Pease, Winston-Salem NC, actress (Kimberly-Days of Our Lives)

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1958

Meredith Ann Pierce, US, sci-fi author (Darkangel)

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1958

65th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Althea Gibson beats A Mortimer (86 62)

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1958

J Pengel forms govt/Emanuels premier of Suriname

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1959

Veronica Guerin, journalist

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1959

Marc Cohn, singer (Walking in Memphis)

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1959

Patricia Pease Jeffers, NC, actress (Kimberly-Days of our Life)

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1959

Tim Shaw, cricketer (South African ODI slow lefty 1991)

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