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Notable Historical Events for July 7th

1930Construction begins on Boulder (Hoover) Dam

197993rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats R Tanner (67 61 36 63 64)

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

1908The Democratic Party meets in Denver at the start of their convention; William Jennings Bryan is nominated as presidential nominee

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

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

17131st performance of George F Handel's "Te Deum" & "Jubilate"

1997Tiger Woods wins golf's Western Open

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 7th

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)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 7th

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

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

1976NBA guard George Gervin (24) weds Joyce King

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

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)

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July 7th Divorces
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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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