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Notable Historical Events for July 1st

196116th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

1956Elvis Presley wearing a tuxedo appears on Steve Allen Show

197784th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Virginia Wade beats B Stove (46 63 61)

1997Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson for biting Holyfield

1973Mary Mills wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic

70Roman General Titus and his forces set up battering rams to assault the walls of Jerusalem

1916Honus Wagner, 42, is oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR

1798Napoleon's fleet reaches Alexandria Egypt

1858The joint reading of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace's papers on evolution to the Linnean Society.

1941Joe DiMaggio on way to 56, ties Willie Keeler's 44 game hit streak

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Notable Birthdays on July 1st

1906Estée Lauder, New York, NY, CEO (Estée Lauder cosmetics) (d. 2004)

1961Diana Spencer, Sandringham England, Princess of Wales, (d. 1997)

1977Liv Tyler, New York City, American actress and daughter of Aerosmith's frontman, Steven Tyler (Stealing Beauty)

1961Carl Lewis [Frederick], Birmingham Alabama, sprinter and long jumper (Oly-9 gold-84-96)

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Notable Weddings on July 1st

1961Business magnate Martha Stewart (19) weds Andrew Stewart

1998Eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer Barbra Streisand (57) weds actor James Brolin (58) in Malibu

2013Canadian singer Avril Lavigne (28) weds Canadian singer Chad Kroeger (38) at the Château de La Napoule, a reconstructed medieval castle on the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France.

1902British admiral John Rushworth Jellicoe (42) weds Gwendoline Cayzer at Holy Trinity in London

1900Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand (36) weds countess Sophie Chotek (32) in Reichstadt, Bohemia

1990Country singer-songwriter Hank Williams Jr (41) weds model Mary Jane Thomas at a Congregational church near his ranch in Missoula, Montana

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Notable Divorces on July 1st

2011Actor Ryan Reynolds (34) divorces actress Scarlett Johansson (26) due to irreconcilable differences after two years of marriage

2011Journalist and executive producer Maria Shriver (55) divorces Hollywood action film icon Arnold Schwarzenegger (63) due to irreconcilable differences after 25 years of marriage

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Notable Deaths on July 1st

1896Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin), dies at 85

1860Charles Goodyear, American inventor, dies at 59

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