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Notable Historical Events for July 8th

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

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

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

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

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

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

193368th British Golf Open: Denny Shute shoots a 292 at Old Course at St Andrews

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

July 8th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 8th

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)

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)

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

July 8th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 8th

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

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

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

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

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

July 8th Deaths
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