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Notable Historical Events for July 7th

197279th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Goolagong (63 63)

2007Pope Benedict XVI issues the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum, removing restrictions on celebrating the old Tridentine Mass.

199617th US Seniors Golf Open: Dave Stockton

1863Orders barring Jews from serving under US General Ulysses S. Grant are revoked

198491st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert (76 62)

197993rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats R Tanner (67 61 36 63 64)

1908The Democratic Party meets in Denver at the start of their convention; William Jennings Bryan is nominated as presidential nominee

1997Tiger Woods wins golf's Western Open

1991Nolan Ryan possible 8th no-hitter ends in the 8th inning

193952nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Kay Stammers (62 60)

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Notable Birthdays on July 7th

1843Camillo Golgi, Corteno, Kingdom of Lombardy—Venetia, Austrian Empire, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), (d. 1926)

1916Tiny Grimes, Newport News Virginia, Jazz guitarist

1921Ezzard Charles, Lawrenceville Georgia, world heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51)

1949Shelley Duvall, Houston Texas, actress (Popeye, Faery Tale Theater)

1969Joe Sakic, Burnaby British Columbia, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Canada 98/02)

1940Ringo Starr, [Richard Starkey], Liverpool, Beatles drummer (Magic Christian)

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Notable Weddings on July 7th

2012Documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux (42) weds TV director Nancy Strang (37)

1976NFL running back Walter Payton (21) weds Connie Norwood in Los Angeles, California

1932Author Damon Runyon (51) weds Patrice Amati del Grande

194639th US President Jimmy Carter (21) weds Rosalynn Smith (18) in Plains, Georgia

1977"American Bandstand" TV host Dick Clark (47) weds Kari Wigton (34) in Malibu, California

2007Actress and model Eva Longoria (37) weds NBA player Tony Parker (30) at The Church of Saint Germain l'Auxerrois in Paris, France

2001"Charlie's Angels" star Drew Barrymore (26) weds actor-comedian Tom Green (29) in Malibu

1970Actress Shelley Duvall (21) weds Bernard Sampson

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Notable Deaths on July 7th

2006Syd Barrett, original guitarist and vocalist of the band Pink Floyd (b. 1946)

1930Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 71

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