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1911White Sox Ed Walsh stops Ty Cobb's 40-game hitting streak as Cobb goes 0 for 4

198914 year old actress Drew Barrymore, attempts suicide

1970Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" debuts on LA radio

199299th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (6-2 6-1)

1863General Lee's army withdraws from Gettysburg

1993107th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Courier (76 76 36 63)

193043rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Elizabeth Ryan (6-2 6-2)

1187Battle of Hittin (Tiberias): Saladin defeats Reinoud of Châtillon

1910Jack Johnson KOs james j jeffries in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

198794th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (7-5 6-3)

1960Mickey Mantle is 18th to hit 300 HRs

1969140,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival featuring Led Zep & Janis Joplin

2010117th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Vera Zvonareva (6-3 6-2)

1999106th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lindsay Davenport beats Steffi Graf (6-4 7-5)

1966LBJ signs Freedom of Information Act

2010124th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Tomáš Berdych (6-3 7-5 6-4)

1983NY Yankee Dave Righetti no-hits the Red Sox

1999113th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (6-3 6-4 7-5)

197582nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong (60 61)

195966th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Darlene Hard (6-4 6-3)

1754George Washington gives Ft Necessity to France

19606th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

1980Nolan Ryan is 4th to strikeout 3,000

1862Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) creates Alice in Wonderland for Alice Liddell on a family boat trip on the river Isis (Thames) in Oxford

1901William Howard Taft, a former Federal judge, is installed as first governor-general of the Philippines and declares amnesty for all insurgents who take an oath of allegiance

1907Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

2004111th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maria Sharapova beats Serena Williams (6-1 6-4)

1919Jack Dempsey KOs Jess Willard in Cuba for heavyweight championship

1932Bradman scores 260, a North American record, v Western Ontario

198195th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg (4-6 7-6 7-6 6-4)

1988102nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker (46 76 64 62)

1881Booker T. Washington establishes Tuskegee Institute (Alabama)

1855In Brooklyn, New York, the first edition of Walt Whitman's book of poems, titled Leaves of Grass, is published.

1785James Hutton, geologist, publicly reads an abstract of his theory of uniformitarianism for the first time at the meeting of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

1941Howard Florey & Norman Heatley meet for 1st time, 11 days later they successfully recreate penicillin

1845Henry David Thoreau moves into his shack on Walden Pond

198296th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe (3-6 6-3 6-7 7-6 6-4)

197084th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats Ken Rosewall (57 63 62 36 61)

2003Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is arrested for sexual assault

1975Ted Bundy victim Nancy Baird disappears from Layton, Utah

1939Yankees retire 1st uniform (Lou Gehrig #4), 1st Old Timers Day

1923Jack Dempsey beats Tommy Gibbon in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

July 4th Historical Events
Date Event
836
Pactum Sicardi, peace between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples 
993
Saint Ulrich of Augsburg is canonized. 
1054
Brightest known supernova SN 1054 (creates the Crab Nebula) 1st reported by Chinese astronomers 
1120
Jordan II of Capua is anointed as prince after his infant nephew's death. 
1187
Battle of Hittin (Tiberias): Saladin defeats Reinoud of Châtillon 
1301
Battle at Breukelen: Holland vs Lichtenberg 
1359
Francesco II Ordelaffi of Forlì surrenders to the Papal commander Gil de Albornoz. 
1415
Angelo Correr renounces his claim to the Papacy as Pope Gregory XII 
1453
41 Jewish martyrs burned at stake at Breslau 
1534
Christian III is elected King of Denmark and Norway in the town of Rye. 
1610
Battle at Klushino: King Sigismund II beats Russian & Sweden 
1634
The city of Trois-Rivières is founded in New France, later to become the Canadian province of Quebec. 
1636
City of Providence, Rhode Island form 
1652
Prince of Condé starts blood bath in Paris 
1653
British Barebones Parliament goes into session 
1672
States of Holland declares "Eternal Edict" void 
1693
Battle at Boussu-lez-Walcourt: French-English vs Dutch army 
1708
Swedish King Karel XII beats Russians 
1754
George Washington gives Ft Necessity to France 
1774
Orangetown Resolutions adopted in the Province of New York, one of many protests against the British Parliament's Coercive Acts 
1776
According to popular legend the Liberty Bell rings for the 2nd Continental Congress 
1776
US congress proclaims the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain 
1779
French fleet occupies Grenada 
1785
James Hutton, geologist, publicly reads an abstract of his theory of uniformitarianism for the first time at the meeting of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 
1789
1st US tariff act 
1796
1st Independence Day celebration is held 
1802
US Military Academy officially opens (West Point, NY) 
1803
The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people. 
1810
French troops occupy Amsterdam 
1817
Construction on Erie Canal begins at Rome, NY 
1817
Chief Engineer James Geddes begins construction on the Erie Canal, one of the first great engineering works in North America 
1819
William Herschel makes last telescopic observation of 1819 comet 
1827
Slavery abolished in NY 
1828
Construction begins on B & O (Baltimore-Ohio) 1st US passenger RR 
1829
Cornerstone laid for 1st US mint (Chestnut & Juniper St, Phila) 
1829
The first London bus "omnibus", operated by George Shillibeer, begins service between Marylebone Road and Bank Junction 
1831
"America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)" is 1st sung in Boston 
1836
Wisconsin Territory forms 
1837
Grand Junction Railway, the world's first long-distance railway, opens between Birmingham and Liverpool. 
1838
Huskar Colliery Mining Disaster in Silkstone England: Mining pit floods during a rainstorm drowning 26 children, leads to the 1842 commission on the employment of children and women in mines which resulted in the banning of female and child labour underground 
1840
The Cunard Line's 700 ton wooden paddle steamer RMS Britannia departs from Liverpool bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia on the first transatlantic crossing with a scheduled end. 
1845
Henry David Thoreau moves into his shack on Walden Pond 
1845
Texas Congress votes for annexation to US 
1855
In Brooklyn, New York, the first edition of Walt Whitman's book of poems, titled Leaves of Grass, is published. 
1861
In a special session of 27th Congress Lincoln requests 400,000 troops 
1861
Skirmish at Harper's Ferry, WV 
1862
Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) creates Alice in Wonderland for Alice Liddell on a family boat trip on the river Isis (Thames) in Oxford 
1862
Battle of Port Royal, SC (Port Royal Ferry) 
1862
R Morgan's: Tomkinsville, KY to Somerset, KY [->JUL 28] 
1863
Boise, Idaho founded (now capital of Idaho) 
1863
Failed Confederate assault on Helena Arkansas (640 casualties) 
1863
General Lee's army withdraws from Gettysburg 
1863
Skirmish at Smithburg, TN 
1863
Vicksburg, Mississippi surrenders to Union forces 
1864
-9] Battle at Chattahoochee River, Georgia 
1865
First edition of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is published 
1866
Firecracker thrown in wood starts fire destroying half of Portland, Mainee, US 
1868
Battle at Ueno, Japan: last Tokugawa armies defeated 
1868
In New Zealand, Maori leader Te Kooti and 300 of his followers captured the schooner Rifleman and sailed for New Zealand; the fugitives landed at Whareongaonga six days later 
1873
Aquarium opens in Woodward Gardens 
1874
Social Democratic Workmen's Party of North America formed 
1875
White Democrats kill several blacks in terrorist attacks in Vicksburg 
1876
1st public exhibition of electric light in SF 
1876
Batholdi visits Bedloe Island, future home of his Statue of Liberty 
1879
Africaner Union forms by Rev SJ du Toit at Cape colony 
1879
Battle at Ulundi: Lord Chelmsford beats Zulu King Cetshwayo 
1881
Booker T. Washington establishes Tuskegee Institute (Alabama) 
1882
Telegraph Hill Observatory opens in SF 
1883
Buffalo Bill Cody presents 1st wild west show, North Platte, Nebr 
1884
1st US bullfight held (Dodge City Ks) 
1884
Statue of Liberty presented to US in Paris 
1886
1st scheduled transcontinental passenger train reaches Pt Moody, BC 
1887
The founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, joins Sindh-Madrasa-tul-Islam, Karachi. 
1888
1st organized rodeo competition held, Prescott, Ariz 
1889
Washington state constitutional convention holds 1st meeting 
1892
James Keir Hardie chosen 1st socialist in British Lower house 
1892
Western Samoa changes the International Date Line, so that year there were 367 days in this country, with two occurrences of Monday, July 4. 
1894
Elwood Haynes successfully tests one of 1st US autos at 6 MPH 
1894
Republic of Hawaii proclaimed, Sanford B Dole as president 
1895
Katherine Lee Bates publishes "America the Beautiful" 
1898
French liner "La Bourgogne" collides with bark Cromartyshire, 560 die 
1898
US flag hoisted over Wake Island (Spanish-American War) 
1900
17th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Hillyard beats C Sterry (4-6 6-4 6-4) 
1900
24th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Reginald Doherty beats S Smith (6-8 6-3 6-1 6-2) 
1900
Williams Jennings Bryan nominated as Democratic Party presidential candidate, USA 
1901
William Howard Taft, a former Federal judge, is installed as first governor-general of the Philippines and declares amnesty for all insurgents who take an oath of allegiance 
1902
Civil government is established in the Philippines by a proclamation from US president Roosevelt, who offers a general amnesty to insurgents 
1903
Pacific Cable (SF, Hawaii, Guam, Phil) opens, Pres TR sends message 
1905
Phila A's beat Boston Red Sox 4-2 in 20 inning game 
1906
Great Britain, France, and Italy declare independence of Ethiopia (Abyssinia), but all lay claim to their own 'spheres of influence' in that land 
1907
Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 1 for heavyweight boxing title 
1908
NY Giant George "Hooks" Witse no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0 in 10 inn 
1910
Jack Johnson KOs james j jeffries in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
1910
The US Congress pass the Mann-Elkins Act, an important piece of railroad reform legislation 
1910
In a mutual defense agreements, Japan and Russia delineate their spheres of interest in Manchuria 
1911
105°F (41°C) at Vernon, Vermont (state record) 
1911
106°F (41°C) at Nashua, New Hampshire (state record) 
1911
White Sox Ed Walsh stops Ty Cobb's 40-game hitting streak as Cobb goes 0 for 4 
1912
Detroit Tiger George Mullen no-hits St Louis Browns, 7-0 
1912
Jack Johnson TKOs Jim Flynn in 9 for heavyweight boxing title 
1913
37th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: A F Wilding beats McLoughlin (8-6 6-3 10-8) 
1913
30th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats W McNair (6-0 6-4) 
1914
1st US motorcycle race (300 miles, Dodge City Ks) 
1914
31st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats E Larcombe (7-5 6-4) 
1914
38th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Norman Brookes beats A Wilding (6-4 6-4 7-5) 
1918
Altar dedicated at full-scale replica of Stonehenge at Maryhill, Wa 
1918
Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI ascends to the throne. 
1919
ADGB (Allgemeine Deutsche Gewerkschaftsbund) party forms 
1919
Cincinnati Reds are 10½ games back in NL, & win World Series 
1919
Jack Dempsey KOs Jess Willard in Cuba for heavyweight championship 
1923
Jack Dempsey beats Tommy Gibbon in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
1925
44 die when Dreyfus Hotel in Boston collapses 
1925
45th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats J Borotra (6-3 6-3 4-6 8-6) 
1925
A's Lefty Grove beats Yanks Herb Pennock 1-0 in 15 innings 
1926
Baronie soccer team forms in Breda Neth 
1926
NSDAP-party forms in Weimar 
1927
Ir Sukarno forms PNI (Perserikatan Nasional Indonesia) in Batavia 
1927
First flight of the Lockheed Vega. 
1929
AM radio station WOWO, Indiana's transmitter burns down 
1930
43rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Elizabeth Ryan (6-2 6-2) 
1931
1st fireworks are held at Cleveland Stadium 
1931
1st trailside museum opens in Cleveland Metroparks 
1932
Bradman scores 260, a North American record, v Western Ontario 
1933
Work begins on Oakland Bay Bridge 
1934
Jordanians revolt in Amsterdam after reduction in employment 
1934
Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb. 
1936
49th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Hull Jacobs beats H Sperling (6-2 4-6 7-5) 
1936
League of Nations ends sanctions against Italy after Italian takeover of Abyssinia 
1938
1st game at Shribe Park, Phila; Braves beat Phillies 10-5 
1938
France-Turkish friendship treaty 
1939
Red Sox Jim Tabor hits 2 grand slams in 1 game 
1939
Yankees retire 1st uniform (Lou Gehrig #4), 1st Old Timers Day 
1940
British destroys French battle fleet at Oran, Algeria, 1267 die 
1940
German occupiers forbids anti-Nazi speeches 
1941
Latvia partisans shoot 416 Jews dead 
1941
Politburo of Yugoslav communist party reorganizes 
1941
Howard Florey & Norman Heatley meet for 1st time, 11 days later they successfully recreate penicillin 
1942
1st American bombing mission over enemy-occupied Europe (WW II) 
1942
US air offensive against nazi-Germany begins 
1944
1,100 US guns fire 4th of July salute at German lines in Normandy 
1944
1st Japanese kamikaze attack, US fleet near Iwo Jima 
1944
Allied assault on Carpiquet airport at Caen 
1944
Gestapo arrests German Social Democrat Julius Leber 
1946
Anti Jewish riots in Kielce Poland, 42 die 
1946
Philippines gains independence from US 
1946
President Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the 5th President of the Philippines and the first president of the Third Republic at the Independence Grandstand in Manila 
1947
61st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jack Kramer beats Tom P Brown (6-1 6-3 6-2) 
1947
76th British Golf Open: Fred Daly shoots a 293 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club 
1950
Braves Sid Gordon ties season grand slam record with 4 
1950
Harry Truman signs public law 600 (Puerto Ricans write own constitution) 
1950
The first broadcast by Radio Free Europe. 
1952
66th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Frank Sedgman beats J Drobny (4-6 6-2 6-3 6-2) 
1952
Canadain Currency, Mint & Exchange Fund Act allows gold coins of $5, $10, and $20 to be minted 
1953
60th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (8-6 7-5) 
1953
Imre Nagy succeeds Matyas Rákosi as premier of Hungary 
1954
WMSL (WYUR, now WAFF) TV channel 48 in Huntsville, AL (ABC) begins 
1954
West Germany beats Hungary 3-2 for soccer's 5th World Cup in Bern 
1954
Dr Sam Sheppard's wife Marilyn is murdered (he is accused of crime) 
1956
Independence National Historical Park forms in Philadelphia 
1956
US most intense rain fall (1.23" in 1 minute) at Unionville Maryland 
1957
Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts temporary tax increase 
1958
72nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: A Cooper beats N Fraser (3-6 6-3 6-4 13-11) 
1959
66th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Darlene Hard (6-4 6-3) 
1959
America's new 49-star flag honoring Alaska statehood unfurled 
1959
Cayman Islands separated from Jamaica, made a crown colony 
1960
6th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright 
1960
America's new 50-star flag honoring Hawaiian statehood unfurled 
1960
Mickey Mantle is 18th to hit 300 HRs 
1961
Walt Disney is one of the two main speakers on the Independence Day in The Rebuild Hills at Skørping in Denmark 
1962
Island Records begins 
1962
KIKU (now KHNL) TV channel 13 in Honolulu, HI (IND) 1st broadcast 
1964
71st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Margaret Court (64 79 63) 
1964
Beachboys' "I Get Around" reaches #1 
1965
20th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Carol Mann 
1966
Beatles attacked in Philippines after (unintentionally) insulting Imelda Marcos 
1966
LBJ signs Freedom of Information Act 
1967
Opening ceremony of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center 
1967
Phillies Clay Dairymple ties NL record of 6 walks in doubleheader 
1968
Arthur Kopit's "Indians" premieres in London 
1968
Radio astronomy satellite Explorer 38 launched 
1969
"Give Peace a Chance" by Plastic Ono Band is released in UK 
1969
140,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival featuring Led Zep & Janis Joplin 
1969
76th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Ann Jones beats Billie J King (36 63 62) 
1969
Italian Rumor government resigns 
1969
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1969
The Ohio Fireworks Derecho kills 18 Ohioans and destroys over 100 boats on Lake Erie. 
1970
100 injured in race rioting in Asbury Park NJ 
1970
84th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats Ken Rosewall (57 63 62 36 61) 
1970
Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" debuts on LA radio 
1970
Chartered Dan-Air Comet crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 112 vacationing Britons 
1970
The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, continues throughout the day; a man is killed by the British Army. 
1971
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1972
The Royal Ulster Constabulary forward a file about the killings on 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972) to the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland 
1973
Alan Ayckbourne's "Absurd Person Singular," premieres in London 
1973
CARICOM - Caribbean Community & Common Market, forms 
1973
In audience with Italian cyclists, Pope Paul VI praises athletes who "offer the magnificent show of a healthy, strong, generous youth" 
1974
Mike Marshall goes 9-0 with 3 saves in 20 appearances in 30 days 
1975
82nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong (60 61) 
1975
Ted Bundy victim Nancy Baird disappears from Layton, Utah 
1976
Opening ceremony of the Dai Bosatsu monastery Catskill Mt NY 
1976
Operation Entebbe - Israel rescues 229 Air France hostage passengers In Uganda (3 hostages die along with Ugandan soldiers and Israeli soldier) 
1976
Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Bloomington Golf Classic Bicentennial 
1977
Cubs use fielder Larry Bittner as a pitcher 
1977
Nigel Harrison replaces Gary Valentine as bassist of Blondie 
1977
Red Sox wallop a major league-record 8 HRs beating Toronto 9-6 
1978
Memphis fire fighters halt 3-day strike under a court order 
1979
Algerian ex-president Ben Bella freed 
1980
Nolan Ryan is 4th to strikeout 3,000 
1981
95th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg (4-6 7-6 7-6 6-4) 
1981
Clive Rice 105* out of 143 all out, Notts v Hants at Bournemouth 
1982
10th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Sandra Haynie 
1982
4th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 4 lands at Edwards AFB 
1982
96th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe (3-6 6-3 6-7 7-6 6-4) 
1982
Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado elected president of Mexico 
1982
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1982
Yankees bat out of order against Indians in 1st inning 
1983
NY Yankee Dave Righetti no-hits the Red Sox 
1984
Funeral for S Nakagawa & burial half his ashes next to N Senzaki 
1984
Kallicharran gets 206 & 6-32 in a NatWest Trophy game 
1984
NY Yankee Phil Niekro is 9th to strikeout 3,000 
1984
Yuri Sedykh of USSR throws hammer a record 86.33 m 
1985
Tinker Bell's nightly flight begins 
1987
94th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (7-5 6-3) 
1987
Discovery moves to Launch Pad 39B for STS-26 mission 
1987
Imran Khan takes 300th Test Cricket wicket, only Pakistani to do so 
1987
Nazi Klaus Barbie, "Butcher of Lyon" sentenced to life in France 
1988
102nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker (46 76 64 62) 
1988
KC releases pitcher Dan Quisenberry, whose 238 saves are the 4th most 
1988
US Navy shoots down Iranian civilian jetliner over Gulf, kills 290 
1989
14 year old actress Drew Barrymore, attempts suicide 
1989
Unmanned Russian Mig-23 crashes in Bellegem-Kooigem, Belgium (1 dies) 
1989
Red's Tom Browning is 3 outs away from his 2nd career perfect game when Phillie Dickie Thon doubles 
1990
400 New Kids on the Block fans treated for heat exhaustion in Minn 
1990
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1990
Wrestler Brutus Beefcake injured during para-sailing 
1990
2 Live Crew release "Banned in the USA" the lyrics quote Star Spangled Banner & Gettysburg Address 
1992
99th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (6-2 6-1) 
1992
John Phillips, rocker (Mamas & Papas), undergoes a liver transplant 
1993
107th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Courier (76 76 36 63) 
1993
Brandie Burton wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic 
1993
Dave Winfield hits 442nd HR to move into 19th place 
1993
Pilar Fort crowned 25th Miss Black America 
1993
Pizza Hut blimp deflates & lands safely on W 56th street in NYC 
1994
Russian manned space craft TM-18 lands 
1994
Rwandese Patriotic Front occupies Kigali 
1994
USA loses to Brazil 1-0 in 1994 World Cup quarter finals 
1995
Birmingham Barracudas play 1st CFL game (vs Winnipeg) 
1996
Hot Mail, a free internet E-mail service begins 
1997
US space probe Pathfinder lands on Ares Vallis Mars 
1998
105th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Jana Novotná beats Nathalie Tauziat (6-4 7-6) 
1999
106th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lindsay Davenport beats Steffi Graf (6-4 7-5) 
1999
113th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (6-3 6-4 7-5) 
2003
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is arrested for sexual assault 
2004
The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower is laid on the site of the World Trade Center in New York City. (This was largely a symbolic event; actual construction would not start for several weeks) 
2004
111th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maria Sharapova beats Serena Williams (6-1 6-4) 
2004
118th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick (4-6 7-5 7-6 6-4) 
2005
The Deep Impact collider hits the comet Tempel 1. 
2006
Space Shuttle program: STS-121 Mission - Space Shuttle Discovery launches at 18:37:55 UTC. 
2006
North Korea tests four short-range missiles, one medium-range missile, and a long-range Taepodong-2. The long-range Taepodong-2 reportedly fails in mid-air over the Sea of Japan/East Sea. 
2009
The Statue of Liberty's crown reopens to the public after 8 years, due to security reasons following the World Trade Center attacks. 
2010
117th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Vera Zvonareva (6-3 6-2) 
2010
124th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Tomáš Berdych (6-3 7-5 6-4) 
2013
12 people are killed and 60 are injured in a wave of shootings across Chicago 
2014
Rolf Harris is sentenced to 5 years and 9 months for indecently assaulting female minors 
2017
North Korea claims it tested first intercontinental missile 
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