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Notable Historical Events for July 8th

193959th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bobby Riggs beats E Cooke (2-6 8-6 3-6 6-3 6-2)

1896Charles Tupper resigns as Prime Minister of Canada after losing the June 23rd election, his 69-day term the shortest in Canadian history

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

1918Babe Ruth's blast over the fence in Fenway scores Amos Strunk, the Red Sox win 1-0 over Cleve, prevailing rules reduce Babe's HR to a triple

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

197892nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Jimmy Connors (62 62 63)

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

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

1975US President Gerald Ford announced he'll seek Republican nomination for presidency

193368th British Golf Open: Denny Shute shoots a 292 at Old Course at St Andrews

July 8th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 8th

1908Louis Jordan, Ark, alto saxman (Caldonia)

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)

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

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

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

July 8th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 8th

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

1968MLB baseball player Reggie Jackson (22) weds his college sweetheart Jennie Campos

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

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

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

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

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