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Notable Historical Events for July 8th

2012119th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats A Radwańska (6-1 5-7 6-2)

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

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

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

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Saint-Helena

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)

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

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)

July 8th Historical Events
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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)

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

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

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

1908Louis Jordan, Ark, alto saxman (Caldonia)

July 8th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 8th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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