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Notable Historical Events for July 4th

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

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

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

1960Mickey Mantle is 18th to hit 300 HRs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 4th

1930George Steinbrenner, Rocky River Ohio, owner (NY Yankees)/ship builder/horse owner, (d. 2010)

1826Stephen Foster, Lawrenceville Pennsylvania, American composer (Oh! Susanna, Swanee River)

1910Gloria Stuart, Santa Monica California, actress (Rose-Titanic)/founder (Screen Actors Guild), (d. 2010)

1902George Murphy, New Haven Ct, (Sen-R-California)/actor/dancer (MGM Parade)

1883Rube Goldberg, San Francisco California, cartoonist (who made the easy outrageously difficult) Pulitzer Prize 1948

1927Neil Simon, Bronx, playwright (Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Biloxi Blues)

1963Henri Leconte, Lillers France, tennis player (French finalist 1988)

1929Al Davis, Brocton Mass, American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders)

1902Meyer Lansky, Grodno, Russian-American mobster (Started numbers)

1804Nathaniel Hawthorne, Salem Massachusetts, author (House of 7 Gables, Scarlet Letter)

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Notable Weddings on July 4th

1999Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star player David Beckham (24) weds Spice Girls singer Victoria Adams (25) at the 560-acre Luttrellstown Castle outside Dublin, Ireland

1925American writer ("Gone with the Wind") Margaret Mitchell (24) marries 2nd husband John Marsh (29)

1974Singer Barry White (29) weds R&B singer Glodean James at a private ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada

1931Irish writer (Ulysses) James Joyce and Nora Barnacle finally marry in London registry office after meeting in 1904.

1997Actor Bill Murray (46) weds costume designer Jennifer Butler (30)

2013Singer Tina Turner (73) weds music executive Erwin Bach (57) in Kusnacht, Switzerland

2002Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts (34) weds L.A. cameraman Danny Moder (33) at her 82-acre ranch in Taos, New Mexico

2004Hollywood star Julia Roberts (36) weds Danny Moder in Taos, New Mexico

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Notable Deaths on July 4th

1826Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US President (1801-09), dies at 83

1831James Monroe, 5th US president (1817-25), dies of heart failure and tuberculosis at 73

1826John Adams, 2nd US President (1797-1801), dies at 90

1840Karl Ferdinand von Graefe, German surgeon who helped create modern plastic surgery dies at 53

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