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Notable Historical Events for July 4th

1932Bradman scores 260, a North American record, v Western Ontario

1754George Washington gives Ft Necessity to France

1969140,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival featuring Led Zep & Janis Joplin

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

1999106th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lindsay Davenport beats Steffi Graf (6-4 7-5)

19606th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

193043rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Elizabeth Ryan (6-2 6-2)

1960Mickey Mantle is 18th to hit 300 HRs

195966th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Darlene Hard (6-4 6-3)

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 4th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 4th

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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