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Notable Historical Events for July 3rd

198397th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Chris Lewis (6-2 6-2 6-2)

195973rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Alex Olmedo beats Rod Laver (6-4 6-3 6-4)

1939Ernst Heinkel demonstrates 800 kph (500 mph) rocket plane to Hitler

1871Jesse James robs bank in Corydon, Iowa ($45,000)

195133rd PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa

198188th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Mandlikova (6-2 6-2)

1187Battle of Horns of Hattin; Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, destroys Jerusalem's crusader army.

2011125th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal (6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3)

195367th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Vic Seixas beats Kurt Nielsen (9-7 6-3 6-4)

2005112th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Lindsay Davenport (4-6 7-6 9-7)

July 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 3rd

1878George M Cohan, Providence Rhode Island, American father of musical comedy (Phantom President, Give My Regards to Broadway)

1971Julian Assange, Queensland, Australia, Wikileaks founder

1883Franz Kafka, Czech, author (Metamorphosis, Trial, Amerika)

1951Richard Hadlee, Christchurch, New Zealand, cricket bowler (431 wickets)

1567Samuel de Champlain, explorer (Lake Champlain)

1870Richard Bedford Bennett, Hopewell Hill New Brunswick, (C) 11th Canadian PM (1930-35)

1966Moises Alou, Atlanta Georgia, MLB outfielder (Montreal Expos)

1937Tom Stoppard, Zlin Czech, playwright (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern-1968 Tony)

July 3rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 3rd

1950Actress Bette Davis (42) divorces artist William Grant Sherry after more than 4 years of marriage

1920Film director John Ford (26) weds Mary Smith (25)

1994Actress Natasha Richardson (31) weds actor Liam Neeson (42) at a private ceremony in New York

1992Gary Dell'Abate (Howard Stern Show) marries Mary

July 3rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 3rd

1916henrietta (Hetty) Green, (Witch of Wall Street), dies at 81

1933Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (1916-22, 1928-30), dies at 80

July 3rd Deaths
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