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July 02, 2009

Today In History: July 5:

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: 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.-- from Infoplease website

Famous birthdays today (besides yours): Showman P. T. Barnum, 1810; Politician Georges Pompidou, 1911; Actress Katherine Helmond, 1929; Musician Robbie Robertson 1943; Singer Huey Lewis; 1950; Actress Edie Falco ("The Sopranos"), 1963; Actres Kathryn Erbe "Law and Order: Criminal Intent"), 1965; Rapper RZA, 1969; Rapper Bizarre of D12, 1976. -- from Infoplease and Yahoo!News websites

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