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Notable Historical Events for July 8th

1962Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kelly Girls Golf Open

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

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

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

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

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

1994Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try OJ Simpson

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 8th

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

1908Louis Jordan, Ark, alto saxman (Caldonia)

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)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 8th

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

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

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

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

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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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