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Notable Historical Events for July 4th

1970Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" debuts on LA radio

1911White Sox Ed Walsh stops Ty Cobb's 40-game hitting streak as Cobb goes 0 for 4

1980Nolan Ryan is 4th to strikeout 3,000

1881Booker T. Washington establishes Tuskegee Institute (Alabama)

1845Henry David Thoreau moves into his shack on Walden Pond

1941Howard Florey & Norman Heatley meet for 1st time, 11 days later they successfully recreate penicillin

1863General Lee's army withdraws from Gettysburg

2004111th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maria Sharapova beats Serena Williams (6-1 6-4)

1939Yankees retire 1st uniform (Lou Gehrig #4), 1st Old Timers Day

1187Battle of Hittin (Tiberias): Saladin defeats Reinoud of Châtillon

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Notable Birthdays on July 4th

1902Meyer Lansky, Grodno, Russian-American mobster (Started numbers)

1826Stephen Foster, Lawrenceville Pennsylvania, American composer (Oh! Susanna, Swanee River)

1927Neil Simon, Bronx, playwright (Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Biloxi Blues)

1804Nathaniel Hawthorne, Salem Massachusetts, author (House of 7 Gables, Scarlet Letter)

1910Gloria Stuart, Santa Monica California, actress (Rose-Titanic)/founder (Screen Actors Guild), (d. 2010)

1883Rube Goldberg, San Francisco California, cartoonist (who made the easy outrageously difficult) Pulitzer Prize 1948

1963Henri Leconte, Lillers France, tennis player (French finalist 1988)

1930George Steinbrenner, Rocky River Ohio, owner (NY Yankees)/ship builder/horse owner, (d. 2010)

1902George Murphy, New Haven Ct, (Sen-R-California)/actor/dancer (MGM Parade)

1929Al Davis, Brocton Mass, American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders)

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Notable Weddings on July 4th

1931Irish writer (Ulysses) James Joyce and Nora Barnacle finally marry in London registry office after meeting in 1904.

2002Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts (34) weds L.A. cameraman Danny Moder (33) at her 82-acre ranch in Taos, New Mexico

1925American writer ("Gone with the Wind") Margaret Mitchell (24) marries 2nd husband John Marsh (29)

2004Hollywood star Julia Roberts (36) weds Danny Moder in Taos, New Mexico

2013Singer Tina Turner (73) weds music executive Erwin Bach (57) in Kusnacht, Switzerland

1999Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star player David Beckham (24) weds Spice Girls singer Victoria Adams (25) at the 560-acre Luttrellstown Castle outside Dublin, Ireland

1997Actor Bill Murray (46) weds costume designer Jennifer Butler (30)

1974Singer Barry White (29) weds R&B singer Glodean James at a private ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Notable Deaths on July 4th

1840Karl Ferdinand von Graefe, German surgeon who helped create modern plastic surgery dies at 53

1826Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US President (1801-09), dies at 83

1831James Monroe, 5th US president (1817-25), dies of heart failure and tuberculosis at 73

1826John Adams, 2nd US President (1797-1801), dies at 90

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