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Notable Historical Events for July 3rd

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

324Battle of Adrianople Roman Emperor Constantine I defeats Co-Emperor Licinius, who flees to Byzantium.

2011118th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Petra Kvitová beats Maria Sharapova (6-3 6-4)

1911Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day

197690th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Ilie Nastase (64 62 97)

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

196478th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle (64 12-10 46 63)

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

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)

July 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 3rd

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

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

1971Julian Assange, Queensland, Australia, Wikileaks founder

1962Tom Cruise, Syracuse, actor (Risky Business, Jerry MaGuire, Rainman)

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

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

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

1567Samuel de Champlain, explorer (Lake Champlain)

July 3rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 3rd

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

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

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

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

July 3rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 3rd

1971Jim Morrison, rock singer (Doors), dies of heart failure at 27

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

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