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Notable Historical Events for July 4th

1960Mickey Mantle is 18th to hit 300 HRs

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

1901William Howard Taft, a former Federal judge, is installed as first governor-general of the Philippines and declares amnesty for all insurgents who take an oath of allegiance

198195th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg (4-6 7-6 7-6 6-4)

2003Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is arrested for sexual assault

198296th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe (3-6 6-3 6-7 7-6 6-4)

1923Jack Dempsey beats Tommy Gibbon in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

197084th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats Ken Rosewall (57 63 62 36 61)

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

19606th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

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Notable Birthdays on July 4th

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

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

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

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

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

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

1872Calvin Coolidge, [Silent Cal], Plymouth Notch Vermont, (R) 30th US President (1923-29), (d. 1933)

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on July 4th

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

2003Barry White, American singer, dies at 58

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

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

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