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Notable Historical Events for July 7th

197380th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats C Evert (60 75), 1st all-US women's 1st all-US women's Wimbledon final

2002109th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (7-6 6-3)

1996Nelson Mandela steps down as President of South Africa

1934Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles championship

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

1985Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship

198592nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chrissie Evert (46 63 62)

1456A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death

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

1930Construction begins on Boulder (Hoover) Dam

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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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 7th

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

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

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

1976NBA guard George Gervin (24) weds Joyce King

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

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

1970Actress Shelley Duvall (21) weds Bernard Sampson

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

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July 7th Divorces
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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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