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Notable Historical Events for July 3rd

2006Steve Yzerman officially retires from the NHL, finishing with 692 goals and 1755 points

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

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

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

195973rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Alex Olmedo beats Rod Laver (6-4 6-3 6-4)

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

324Battle of Adrianople Roman Emperor Constantine I defeats Co-Emperor Licinius, who flees to Byzantium.

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

1661Portugal gives Tangier & Bombay to English King Charles II

2011118th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Petra Kvitová beats Maria Sharapova (6-3 6-4)

July 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 3rd

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

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

1567Samuel de Champlain, explorer (Lake Champlain)

1971Julian Assange, Queensland, Australia, Wikileaks founder

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

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

1870Richard Bedford Bennett, Hopewell Hill New Brunswick, (C) 11th Canadian PM (1930-35)

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

July 3rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 3rd

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

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

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

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

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

1971Jim Morrison, rock singer (Doors), dies of heart failure at 27

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