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Notable Historical Events for July 7th

1934Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles championship

1875Jesse James robs train in Otterville Missouri

1980Larry Holmes TKOs Scott LeDoux in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

193952nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Kay Stammers (62 60)

198491st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert (76 62)

1996Nelson Mandela steps down as President of South Africa

1668Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge

1985Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship

1991Nolan Ryan possible 8th no-hitter ends in the 8th inning

198592nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chrissie Evert (46 63 62)

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Notable Birthdays on July 7th

1921Ezzard Charles, Lawrenceville Georgia, world heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51)

1940Ringo Starr, [Richard Starkey], Liverpool, Beatles drummer (Magic Christian)

1969Joe Sakic, Burnaby British Columbia, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Canada 98/02)

1843Camillo Golgi, Corteno, Kingdom of Lombardy—Venetia, Austrian Empire, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), (d. 1926)

1949Shelley Duvall, Houston Texas, actress (Popeye, Faery Tale Theater)

1916Tiny Grimes, Newport News Virginia, Jazz guitarist

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Notable Weddings on July 7th

1932Author Damon Runyon (51) weds Patrice Amati del Grande

1976NFL running back Walter Payton (21) weds Connie Norwood in Los Angeles, California

2007Actress and model Eva Longoria (37) weds NBA player Tony Parker (30) at The Church of Saint Germain l'Auxerrois in Paris, France

1970Actress Shelley Duvall (21) weds Bernard Sampson

1977"American Bandstand" TV host Dick Clark (47) weds Kari Wigton (34) in Malibu, California

2012Documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux (42) weds TV director Nancy Strang (37)

2001"Charlie's Angels" star Drew Barrymore (26) weds actor-comedian Tom Green (29) in Malibu

194639th US President Jimmy Carter (21) weds Rosalynn Smith (18) in Plains, Georgia

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Notable Deaths on July 7th

1930Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 71

2006Syd Barrett, original guitarist and vocalist of the band Pink Floyd (b. 1946)

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