This day in history, July 5

This day in history, July 5

(WTVM) - All of the events below happened on the same day of the month, July 5.

1937: The Hormel Foods Corporation introduces Spam luncheon meat.

1944: Singer Gladys Knight is born in Atlanta, Georgia.

1946: The bikini goes on sale one day after its introduction at an outdoor fashion show in Paris.

1957: The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is established.

1963: Actress Edie Falco is born in Brooklyn, New York.

1975: Arthur Ashe becomes the first African American to win the men's singles championship at Wimbledon.

1996: Dolly the sheep is the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.

2002: Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams dies in Inverness, Florida at age 83.

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