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Notable Historical Events for July 3rd

1754George Washington surrenders to French, Fort Necessity (7 Years' War)

2006Steve Yzerman officially retires from the NHL, finishing with 692 goals and 1755 points

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

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

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

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

1939Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech

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

1942Hitler visits Field Marshal Von Bock's headquarters in Ukraine

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 3rd

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 3rd

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

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

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

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

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

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