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Notable Historical Events for July 8th

1896Charles Tupper resigns as Prime Minister of Canada after losing the June 23rd election, his 69-day term the shortest in Canadian history

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1962Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kelly Girls Golf Open

1975US President Gerald Ford announced he'll seek Republican nomination for presidency

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Notable Birthdays on July 8th

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

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

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

1908Louis Jordan, Ark, alto saxman (Caldonia)

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

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

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

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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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