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Notable Historical Events for July 8th

1994Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try OJ Simpson

1962Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kelly Girls Golf Open

2012126th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Murray (4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4)

198498th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Jimmy Connors (6-1 6-1 6-2)

197892nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Jimmy Connors (62 62 63)

2007114th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Marion Bartoli (6-4 6-1)

1950Gen Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief, UN forces in Korea

2007121st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal (7-6 4-6 7-6 2-6 6-2)

1663King Charles II of England grants a charter to Rhode Island

2001108th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Justine Henin (6-1 3-6 6-0)

July 8th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 8th

1951Anjelica Huston, Los Angeles California, actress (Prizzi's Honor, Alien)

1931Roone Arledge, New York City New York, American President of ABC Sports (Monday Night Football)

1908Louis Jordan, Ark, alto saxman (Caldonia)

1970Todd Martin, Hinsdale Illinois, tennis star (1988 USTA Boys' 18)

1838Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Baden Germany, inventor (rigid dirigibles), (d. 1917)

1839John D Rockefeller, Richford New York, US capitalist/founder (Standard Oil), (d. 1937)

July 8th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 8th

1977NFL coach Mike Ditka (21) weds Diana Trantham in Dallas County, Texas

1830Magician Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin (24) weds Josèphe Cecile

1835Mathematician Ada Lovelace [Ada Byron] (19) weds Earl of Lovelace, William King (30)

1968MLB baseball player Reggie Jackson (22) weds his college sweetheart Jennie Campos

July 8th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 8th

1538Diego de Almagro, Spanish conquistador (Chile/Peru), killed at Las Salinas at about 63

2011Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States (b. 1918)

July 8th Deaths
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