Today in History July 5
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Highlights of this day in history: Elvis Presley holds his first major recording session; Birth of the bikini; Enron's Kenneth Lay dies; Arthur Ashe wins at Wimbledon; Larry Doby follows Jackie Robinson; Baseball's Ted Williams dies. (July 5)

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VOICE-OVER SCRIPT: JULY 5TH, 1954: A CHAPTER DURING THE DAWN OF ROCK N' ROLL TAKES PLACE AT SUN RECORDS IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE.THAT'S WHERE ELVIS PRESLEY RECORDS THE SONG 'THAT'S ALL RIGHT (MAMA)' DURING HIS FIRST COMMERCIAL RECORDING SESSION.1946: THE BIKINI BATHING SUIT MAKES ITS DEBUT DURING AN OUTDOOR FASHION SHOW AT THE MOLITOR POOL IN PARIS.2006: KENNETH LAY --- FOUNDER OF THE ENERGY GIANT ENRON --- DIES IN ASPEN, COLORADO AT AGE 64.AT THE TIME, LAY WAS FACING DECADES IN PRISON FOR ONE OF THE BIGGEST CORPORATE SCANDALS IN U.S. HISTORY.1975: TENNIS GREAT ARTHUR ASHE BECOMES THE FIRST BLACK MAN TO WIN A SINGLES TITLE AT WIMBLEDON, DEFEATING JIMMY CONNORS.1947: LARRY DOBY BECOMES THE FIRST BLACK PLAYER IN BASEBALL'S AMERICAN LEAGUE.HE DEBUTS WITH THE CLEVELAND INDIANS, JUST MONTHS AFTER JACKIE ROBINSON BREAKS BASEBALL'S RACIAL BARRIER.AND, 2002: BASEBALL HALL-OF-FAMER TED WILLIAMS OF THE BOSTON RED SOX DIES IN CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA. HE WAS 83.TODAY IN HISTORY, JULY 5TH --- ___ ___, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------