Today In History – July 8th

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1835 – Legend has it that The Liberty Bell cracked on this date, while being rung for the funeral of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall. However several accounts dispute this.
1889 – The Wall Street Journal was published for the first time
1981 – The Senate confirmed Sandra Day O’Connor to be a Supreme Court Justice
1988 – Singer Stevie Wonder announced plans to run for Mayor of Detroit, MI in 1992. He did not follow through with those plans
2000 – Venus Williams wins Wimbledon, becoming the first Black Female winner since Althea Gibson in 1958. It was the first of many Grand Slam titles for her.

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