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Notable Historical Events for July 3rd

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

1187Battle of Horns of Hattin; Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, destroys Jerusalem's crusader army.

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

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

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

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

1987NY Met Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates Wally Backman & Lee Mazzilli for criticizing his play

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

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

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

July 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 3rd

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

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

1971Julian Assange, Queensland, Australia, Wikileaks founder

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

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

1567Samuel de Champlain, explorer (Lake Champlain)

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

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

July 3rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 3rd

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

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

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

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

July 3rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 3rd

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

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

July 3rd Deaths
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