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Notable Historical Events for July 8th

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

193959th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bobby Riggs beats E Cooke (2-6 8-6 3-6 6-3 6-2)

1918Babe Ruth's blast over the fence in Fenway scores Amos Strunk, the Red Sox win 1-0 over Cleve, prevailing rules reduce Babe's HR to a triple

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Saint-Helena

1896William Jennings Bryan's "cross of gold" speech at Democrat convention

198599th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats K Curren (63 67 76 64)

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 8th

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

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

1908Louis Jordan, Ark, alto saxman (Caldonia)

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 8th

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

1891US President Warren G. Harding (25) weds publisher Florence Kling DeWolfe (30) in Marion, Ohio

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

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

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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)

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