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Notable Historical Events for July 4th

1983NY Yankee Dave Righetti no-hits the Red Sox

1919Jack Dempsey KOs Jess Willard in Cuba for heavyweight championship

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

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

1980Nolan Ryan is 4th to strikeout 3,000

1975Ted Bundy victim Nancy Baird disappears from Layton, Utah

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

198195th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg (4-6 7-6 7-6 6-4)

197084th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats Ken Rosewall (57 63 62 36 61)

1881Booker T. Washington establishes Tuskegee Institute (Alabama)

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Notable Birthdays on July 4th

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

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

1930George Steinbrenner, Rocky River Ohio, owner (NY Yankees)/ship builder/horse owner, (d. 2010)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 4th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on July 4th

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

2003Barry White, American singer, dies at 58

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

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

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