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Notable Historical Events for July 4th

1919Jack Dempsey KOs Jess Willard in Cuba for heavyweight championship

19606th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

2004111th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maria Sharapova beats Serena Williams (6-1 6-4)

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

1993107th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Courier (76 76 36 63)

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

1960Mickey Mantle is 18th to hit 300 HRs

1941Howard Florey & Norman Heatley meet for 1st time, 11 days later they successfully recreate penicillin

1901William Howard Taft, a former Federal judge, is installed as first governor-general of the Philippines and declares amnesty for all insurgents who take an oath of allegiance

197582nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong (60 61)

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Notable Birthdays on July 4th

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 4th

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

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

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

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

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.

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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

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

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