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Notable Historical Events for July 3rd

1942Hitler visits Field Marshal Von Bock's headquarters in Ukraine

197690th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Ilie Nastase (64 62 97)

198188th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Mandlikova (6-2 6-2)

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

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

195988th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 284 at Muirfield Gullane

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

1939Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech

1939Ernst Heinkel demonstrates 800 kph (500 mph) rocket plane to Hitler

2011125th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal (6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3)

July 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 3rd

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

1971Julian Assange, Queensland, Australia, Wikileaks founder

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

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

1567Samuel de Champlain, explorer (Lake Champlain)

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

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

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

July 3rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 3rd

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

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

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

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

July 3rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 3rd

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

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

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