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Notable Historical Events for July 7th

1932Bradman scores a cricket double century in Montreal

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

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

1930Construction begins on Boulder (Hoover) Dam

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

1996Nelson Mandela steps down as President of South Africa

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

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

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

199617th US Seniors Golf Open: Dave Stockton

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Notable Birthdays on July 7th

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

1916Tiny Grimes, Newport News Virginia, Jazz guitarist

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)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 7th

1970Actress Shelley Duvall (21) weds Bernard Sampson

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

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

1976NBA guard George Gervin (24) weds Joyce King

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

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

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

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

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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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