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Notable Historical Events for July 8th

2012119th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats A Radwańska (6-1 5-7 6-2)

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

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

1962Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kelly Girls Golf Open

1950Gen Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief, UN forces in Korea

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

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

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Saint-Helena

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

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)

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

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)

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

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

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

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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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