5th July

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1997 Martina Hingis wins Wimbledon Martina Hingis at 16 becomes the youngest person to win the Wimbledon singles championship in 110 years after defeating Jana Novotna.
1986 Martina Navratilova wins Wimbledon again Martina Navratilova wins the Wimbledon women's singles title for the seventh time.
1975 Arthur Ashe wins Wimbledon Arthur Ashe gains the Wimbledon singles title after defeating Jimmy Connors
1974 Chris Evert and Jimmy Connors win Chris Evert and Jimmy Connors win the Wimbledon singles championships.
1969 Rolling Stones perform free in Hyde Park 300,000 rock fans attend a free concert in Hyde Park given by the Rolling Stones in memory of guitarist Brian Jones who died two days earlier.
1945 British politics Wartime British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is defeated in the general election which is won by the Labour Party lead by Clement Attlee.
1911 Georges Pompidou is born Georges Pompidou is born.
1811 Venezuela gains independence Venezuela declares its independence from Spain.
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