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Notable Historical Events for July 4th

1988102nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker (46 76 64 62)

1960Mickey Mantle is 18th to hit 300 HRs

1919Jack Dempsey KOs Jess Willard in Cuba for heavyweight championship

1970Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" debuts on LA radio

198296th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe (3-6 6-3 6-7 7-6 6-4)

1911White Sox Ed Walsh stops Ty Cobb's 40-game hitting streak as Cobb goes 0 for 4

195966th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Darlene Hard (6-4 6-3)

1999113th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (6-3 6-4 7-5)

1999106th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lindsay Davenport beats Steffi Graf (6-4 7-5)

1975Ted Bundy victim Nancy Baird disappears from Layton, Utah

July 4th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 4th

1826Stephen Foster, Lawrenceville Pennsylvania, American composer (Oh! Susanna, Swanee River)

1902Meyer Lansky, Grodno, Russian-American mobster (Started numbers)

1804Nathaniel Hawthorne, Salem Massachusetts, author (House of 7 Gables, Scarlet Letter)

1872Calvin Coolidge, [Silent Cal], Plymouth Notch Vermont, (R) 30th US President (1923-29), (d. 1933)

1927Neil Simon, Bronx, playwright (Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Biloxi Blues)

1910Gloria Stuart, Santa Monica California, actress (Rose-Titanic)/founder (Screen Actors Guild), (d. 2010)

1929Al Davis, Brocton Mass, American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders)

1883Rube Goldberg, San Francisco California, cartoonist (who made the easy outrageously difficult) Pulitzer Prize 1948

1963Henri Leconte, Lillers France, tennis player (French finalist 1988)

1902George Murphy, New Haven Ct, (Sen-R-California)/actor/dancer (MGM Parade)

July 4th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 4th

2004Hollywood star Julia Roberts (36) weds Danny Moder in Taos, New Mexico

1925American writer ("Gone with the Wind") Margaret Mitchell (24) marries 2nd husband John Marsh (29)

2002Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts (34) weds L.A. cameraman Danny Moder (33) at her 82-acre ranch in Taos, New Mexico

1997Actor Bill Murray (46) weds costume designer Jennifer Butler (30)

1999Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star player David Beckham (24) weds Spice Girls singer Victoria Adams (25) at the 560-acre Luttrellstown Castle outside Dublin, Ireland

2013Singer Tina Turner (73) weds music executive Erwin Bach (57) in Kusnacht, Switzerland

1974Singer Barry White (29) weds R&B singer Glodean James at a private ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada

1931Irish writer (Ulysses) James Joyce and Nora Barnacle finally marry in London registry office after meeting in 1904.

July 4th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 4th

1826Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US President (1801-09), dies at 83

1826John Adams, 2nd US President (1797-1801), dies at 90

1840Karl Ferdinand von Graefe, German surgeon who helped create modern plastic surgery dies at 53

1831James Monroe, 5th US president (1817-25), dies of heart failure and tuberculosis at 73

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