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Notable Historical Events for July 8th

2012126th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Murray (4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4)

1663King Charles II of England grants a charter to Rhode Island

1988Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992

198599th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats K Curren (63 67 76 64)

2001108th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Justine Henin (6-1 3-6 6-0)

198498th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Jimmy Connors (6-1 6-1 6-2)

1896William Jennings Bryan's "cross of gold" speech at Democrat convention

196774th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Anne Jones (63 64)

2007114th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Marion Bartoli (6-4 6-1)

1962Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kelly Girls Golf Open

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Notable Birthdays on July 8th

1970Todd Martin, Hinsdale Illinois, tennis star (1988 USTA Boys' 18)

1838Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Baden Germany, inventor (rigid dirigibles), (d. 1917)

1931Roone Arledge, New York City New York, American President of ABC Sports (Monday Night Football)

1951Anjelica Huston, Los Angeles California, actress (Prizzi's Honor, Alien)

1839John D Rockefeller, Richford New York, US capitalist/founder (Standard Oil), (d. 1937)

1908Louis Jordan, Ark, alto saxman (Caldonia)

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Notable Weddings on July 8th

1835Mathematician Ada Lovelace [Ada Byron] (19) weds Earl of Lovelace, William King (30)

1830Magician Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin (24) weds Josèphe Cecile

1977NFL coach Mike Ditka (21) weds Diana Trantham in Dallas County, Texas

1891US President Warren G. Harding (25) weds publisher Florence Kling DeWolfe (30) in Marion, Ohio

July 8th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 8th

1538Diego de Almagro, Spanish conquistador (Chile/Peru), killed at Las Salinas at about 63

2011Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States (b. 1918)

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