What Happened on June 5


Historical Events

1661 – Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge
1879 – 13th Belmont: George Evans riding Spendthrift wins in 2:42.75
1884 – William Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination saying “I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected”
1913 – Dutch Disability laws go into effect
1957 – NY narcotics investigator, Dr Herbert Berger, urges AMA to investigate use of stimulating drugs by athletes
1993 – “Livin’ On The Edge” by Aerosmith hits #18

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Famous Birthdays

1736 – Corneille-François de Nélis, Flemish scholar and bishop of Antwerp, born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1798)
1819 – John Couch Adams, English astronomer (co-discoverer of Neptune), born in Laneast, Launceston, Cornwall (d. 1892)
1884 – Ivy Compton-Burnett, English novelist (Manservant and Maidservant), born in Pinner, Middlesex, England (d. 1969)
1935 – Peter Schat, Dutch opera composer (Labyrint, Houdine, Symposion), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2003)
1949 – Ken Follett, Welsh spy author (Eye of the Needle, Lie Down with Lions), born in Cardiff, Wales
1973 – Gella Vandecaveye, Belgian judoka, born in Kortrijk, Belgium

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Famous Deaths

1017 – Sanjō, 67th Emperor of Japan (1011-16), dies at 42
1568 – Philips van Montmorency count of Horne, admiral/statesman, beheaded
1825 – Odysseas Androutsos, hero in the Greek War of Independence (Chani of Gravia,), executed for supposedly collaborating with the Ottomans at 37
1999 – Mel Tormé, American singer (The Velvet Fog) and composer (The Christmas Song), dies at 73
2002 – Gwen Plumb, Australian actress (The Young Doctors), dies at 89
2015 – Tariq Aziz, Iraqi politician and close adviser to Saddam Hussein, dies at 79

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