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Notable Historical Events for July 7th

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

1668Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge

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

1932Bradman scores a cricket double century in Montreal

1996Nelson Mandela steps down as President of South Africa

1985Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship

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

2002109th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (7-6 6-3)

1934Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles championship

1953Che Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.

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Notable Birthdays on July 7th

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)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 7th

1976NBA guard George Gervin (24) weds Joyce King

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

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

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

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

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

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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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