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Notable Historical Events for July 7th

1997Tiger Woods wins golf's Western Open

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

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

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

196175th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Chuck McKinley (63 61 64)

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

1953Che Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.

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

1930Construction begins on Boulder (Hoover) Dam

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 7th

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

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

1916Tiny Grimes, Newport News Virginia, Jazz guitarist

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 7th

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

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

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

1976NBA guard George Gervin (24) weds Joyce King

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

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

1970Actress Shelley Duvall (21) weds Bernard Sampson

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

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July 7th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on July 7th

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

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

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