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Notable Historical Events for July 3rd

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

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

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

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

1938President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.

195988th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 284 at Muirfield Gullane

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

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

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

2005119th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick (6-2 7-6 6-4)

July 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 3rd

1971Julian Assange, Queensland, Australia, Wikileaks founder

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

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

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)

1567Samuel de Champlain, explorer (Lake Champlain)

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

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

July 3rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 3rd

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

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

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)

July 3rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 3rd

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

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

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