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Notable Historical Events for July 3rd

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

2005112th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Lindsay Davenport (4-6 7-6 9-7)

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

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

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

1608Samuel de Champlain founds city of Quebec

195367th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Vic Seixas beats Kurt Nielsen (9-7 6-3 6-4)

1911Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day

195133rd PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa

1986President Reagan presided over relighting of renovated Statue of Liberty

July 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 3rd

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

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

1971Julian Assange, Queensland, Australia, Wikileaks founder

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

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

1567Samuel de Champlain, explorer (Lake Champlain)

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

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

July 3rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 3rd

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

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

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

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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