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Notable Historical Events for July 7th

1456A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death

1875Jesse James robs train in Otterville Missouri

1934Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles championship

1520Battle of Otumba Mexico: Hernán Cortés and the Tlaxcalans defeat a numerically superior Aztec force

2007Pope Benedict XVI issues the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum, removing restrictions on celebrating the old Tridentine Mass.

197279th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Goolagong (63 63)

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

1863Orders barring Jews from serving under US General Ulysses S. Grant are revoked

197380th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats C Evert (60 75), 1st all-US women's 1st all-US women's Wimbledon final

1914Balt Orioles' (IL) owner Jack Dunn offers Babe Ruth, Ernie Shore & Ben Egan for $10,000 to Connie Mack, who refuses, pleading poverty

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Notable Birthdays on July 7th

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

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

1916Tiny Grimes, Newport News Virginia, Jazz guitarist

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

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)

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Notable Weddings on July 7th

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

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

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

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

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

1970Actress Shelley Duvall (21) weds Bernard Sampson

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

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

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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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