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Notable Historical Events for July 8th

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

1918Babe Ruth's blast over the fence in Fenway scores Amos Strunk, the Red Sox win 1-0 over Cleve, prevailing rules reduce Babe's HR to a triple

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

193959th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bobby Riggs beats E Cooke (2-6 8-6 3-6 6-3 6-2)

1975US President Gerald Ford announced he'll seek Republican nomination for presidency

2001108th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Justine Henin (6-1 3-6 6-0)

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

1896Charles Tupper resigns as Prime Minister of Canada after losing the June 23rd election, his 69-day term the shortest in Canadian history

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Saint-Helena

2007121st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal (7-6 4-6 7-6 2-6 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)

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)

1838Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Baden Germany, inventor (rigid dirigibles), (d. 1917)

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Notable Weddings on July 8th

1968MLB baseball player Reggie Jackson (22) weds his college sweetheart Jennie Campos

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

1891US President Warren G. Harding (25) weds publisher Florence Kling DeWolfe (30) in Marion, Ohio

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

July 8th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 8th

2011Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States (b. 1918)

1538Diego de Almagro, Spanish conquistador (Chile/Peru), killed at Las Salinas at about 63

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