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Notable Historical Events for July 8th

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

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

196774th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Anne Jones (63 64)

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

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

1988Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1908Louis Jordan, Ark, alto saxman (Caldonia)

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

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

July 8th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 8th

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

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

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

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

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)

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