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Notable Historical Events for July 7th

197380th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats C Evert (60 75), 1st all-US women's 1st all-US women's Wimbledon final

1875Jesse James robs train in Otterville Missouri

17131st performance of George F Handel's "Te Deum" & "Jubilate"

1991Nolan Ryan possible 8th no-hitter ends in the 8th inning

1914Balt Orioles' (IL) owner Jack Dunn offers Babe Ruth, Ernie Shore & Ben Egan for $10,000 to Connie Mack, who refuses, pleading poverty

1520Battle of Otumba Mexico: Hernán Cortés and the Tlaxcalans defeat a numerically superior Aztec force

1934Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles championship

197279th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Goolagong (63 63)

1980Larry Holmes TKOs Scott LeDoux in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1996Nelson Mandela steps down as President of South Africa

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Notable Birthdays on July 7th

1949Shelley Duvall, Houston Texas, actress (Popeye, Faery Tale Theater)

1843Camillo Golgi, Corteno, Kingdom of Lombardy—Venetia, Austrian Empire, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), (d. 1926)

1921Ezzard Charles, Lawrenceville Georgia, world heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51)

1916Tiny Grimes, Newport News Virginia, Jazz guitarist

1940Ringo Starr, [Richard Starkey], Liverpool, Beatles drummer (Magic Christian)

1969Joe Sakic, Burnaby British Columbia, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Canada 98/02)

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Notable Weddings on July 7th

1976NBA guard George Gervin (24) weds Joyce King

1977"American Bandstand" TV host Dick Clark (47) weds Kari Wigton (34) in Malibu, California

2001"Charlie's Angels" star Drew Barrymore (26) weds actor-comedian Tom Green (29) in Malibu

1932Author Damon Runyon (51) weds Patrice Amati del Grande

2012Documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux (42) weds TV director Nancy Strang (37)

2007Actress and model Eva Longoria (37) weds NBA player Tony Parker (30) at The Church of Saint Germain l'Auxerrois in Paris, France

194639th US President Jimmy Carter (21) weds Rosalynn Smith (18) in Plains, Georgia

1970Actress Shelley Duvall (21) weds Bernard Sampson

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Notable Deaths on July 7th

1930Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 71

2006Syd Barrett, original guitarist and vocalist of the band Pink Floyd (b. 1946)

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