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 This day in History - July 7
392 Historic Events for July 7
1948

6 female reservists become 1st women sworn into regular US Navy

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1948

Larry Reinhardt, rocker (Iron Butterfly)

Birth
1949

Shelley Duvall, Houston Tx, actress (Popeye, Faery Tale Theater)

Birth
1949

Larry "Rhino" Rheinhardt, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly)

Birth
1949

"Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" opens at Broadway NYC for 76 perfs

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1949

"Dragnet" premieres on NBC radio; also a TV series in 1951 and 1967

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1950

1st Farnborough airshow held

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1950

64th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Budge Patty beats Sedgman (61 8-10 62 63)

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1950

79th British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 279 at Royal Troon

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1951

58th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Doris Hart beats Shirley Fry (61 60)

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1951

Roz Ryan, Detroit Mich, actress (Amelia-Amen, Occupied)

Birth
1952

SS United States cross Atlantic in record 82:40

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1953

Lynval Golding, rocker (Fun Boy Three)

Birth
1953

35th PGA Championship: Walter Burkemo at Birmingham CC Mich

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1954

T.A.N.U. party forms in Tanzania

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1954

Corbin Bernsen, North Hollywood Ca, actor (LA Law)

Birth
1955

Franco Casavola, composer, dies at 63

Death
1955

1st LPGA Championship won by Beverly Hanson

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1956

Jesus Bazan, jockey

Birth
1956

63rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Shirley Fry beats Angela Buxton (63 61)

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1956

7 Army trucks loaded with dynamite explode in middle of Cali, Columbia killing 1,100-1,200, destroying 2,000 buildings

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1956

Bill Lagattuta, NYC, news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours, Eye to Eye)

Birth
1956

Gottfried Benn, writer, dies at 70

Death
1956

Douglas Moore/John Latouche' opera "Ballad of Baby Doe," premieres

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1957

Heavy storm ravages Belgian coast

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