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Notable Historical Events for July 3rd

1187Battle of Horns of Hattin; Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, destroys Jerusalem's crusader army.

198397th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Chris Lewis (6-2 6-2 6-2)

1987NY Met Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates Wally Backman & Lee Mazzilli for criticizing his play

2005112th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Lindsay Davenport (4-6 7-6 9-7)

196478th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle (64 12-10 46 63)

2011118th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Petra Kvitová beats Maria Sharapova (6-3 6-4)

1661Portugal gives Tangier & Bombay to English King Charles II

1754George Washington surrenders to French, Fort Necessity (7 Years' War)

2006Steve Yzerman officially retires from the NHL, finishing with 692 goals and 1755 points

1608Samuel de Champlain founds city of Quebec

July 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 3rd

1567Samuel de Champlain, explorer (Lake Champlain)

1951Richard Hadlee, Christchurch, New Zealand, cricket bowler (431 wickets)

1966Moises Alou, Atlanta Georgia, MLB outfielder (Montreal Expos)

1878George M Cohan, Providence Rhode Island, American father of musical comedy (Phantom President, Give My Regards to Broadway)

1937Tom Stoppard, Zlin Czech, playwright (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern-1968 Tony)

1962Tom Cruise, Syracuse, actor (Risky Business, Jerry MaGuire, Rainman)

1883Franz Kafka, Czech, author (Metamorphosis, Trial, Amerika)

1870Richard Bedford Bennett, Hopewell Hill New Brunswick, (C) 11th Canadian PM (1930-35)

July 3rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 3rd

1920Film director John Ford (26) weds Mary Smith (25)

1950Actress Bette Davis (42) divorces artist William Grant Sherry after more than 4 years of marriage

1994Actress Natasha Richardson (31) weds actor Liam Neeson (42) at a private ceremony in New York

1992Gary Dell'Abate (Howard Stern Show) marries Mary

July 3rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 3rd

1933Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (1916-22, 1928-30), dies at 80

1916henrietta (Hetty) Green, (Witch of Wall Street), dies at 81

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