1877 British Open Men’s Golf, Musselburgh Links: Jamie Anderson wins his first of 3 consecutive Championships; beats fellow Scot Bob Pringle by 2 shots
1896 First modern Summer Olympic Games open in Athens, Greece; American athlete James Connolly becomes first modern Olympic champion when he wins triple jump (then 2 hops and a jump); later 3rd in long jump, 2nd in high jump
1926 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Maroons beat Victoria Cougars (WHL), 2-0 for a 3-1 series victory
1935 H Levitt sinks 499 basketball free throws, misses & sinks 371 more
1936 3rd Augusta National Invitation Tournament (Masters) Golf: Horton Smith wins his second Masters, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Harry Cooper, with defending champion Gene Sarazen 3rd
1947 11th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Jimmy Demaret wins his 2nd Masters by 2 strokes over Byron Nelson and amateur Frank Stranahan
1954 Montreal Canadiens score 3 goals in 56 sec in playoff game against Det
1957 Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.
1973 Yankee Ron Blomberg becomes 1st designated hitter, he walks
1974 Yankees 1st home game at Shea Stadium, while Yankee Stadium is renovated; beat Cleveland Indians 6-1
1977 Kingdome opens, Seattle Mariners 1st game, loses to Angels 7-0
1982 Largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in Minnesota 52,279
1986 Soccer ball juggled non-stop for 14:14 hrs
1987 Los Angeles Dodger’s GM Al Campanis appears on TV program ABC News: Nightline saying Blacks may not be equipped to be in baseball management, sparking a racial controversy
1988 NJ Devils’ 1st playoff game; lose to NY Islanders 4-3 (OT) in 1st round
1991 145th Grand National: In Canadian distillery Seagram’s final year of race sponsorship, New Zealand-bred chestnut gelding Seagram wins, ridden by Nigel Hawke
1992 1st game at Camden Field, Balt-Orioles beat Indians 2-0
1992 54th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Duke beats Michigan, 71-51; back-to-back titles for Blue Devils and coach Mike Krzyzewski
1993 Florida Marlins 1st lost ever (4-2 to LA Dodgers)
1996 American baseball player Albert Belle shows off his arm by hitting Sports Illustrated photographer Tony Tomsic in the hand prior to a game
1997 The Tradition Senior Men’s Golf, GC at Desert Mountain: Gil Morgan wins first of 3 Champions Tour majors by 6 strokes from Isao Aoki
2002 155th Grand National: 8-year-old 20/1 shot Bindaree, ridden by Jim Culloty and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies wins by 1¾ lengths from What’s Up Boys
2002 France beats Ireland 44-5 at Stade de France, Saint Denis to complete a Grand Slam and win the Six Nations Rugby Championship; their 13th title
2004 23rd NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Tennessee, 70-61; UConn’s Diana Taurasi is named Most Outstanding Player for the 2nd straight year
2009 71st NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Michigan State, 89-72; Tar Heels’ 5th national title; Ty Lawson 21 points
2010 29th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Stanford, 53-47; UConn forward Maya Moore scores 23 points
2013 166th Grand National: Ryan Mania wins aboard 66/1 Auroras Encore for trainer Sue Smith
2014 ICC Women’s Cricket T20 World Cup, Dhaka: captain Meg Lanning’s 44 from 30 balls leads Australia to 106/4; beat England 105/8 to win by 6 wickets (with 29 balls remaining); 3rd consecutive T20 WC
2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship Women’s Golf, Mission Hills CC: 19 year old Lexi Thompson shoots a bogey-free final round 68 to win her first major title, 3 strokes ahead of Michelle Wie
2015 77th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Duke beats Wisconsin, 68-63; Blue Devils’ point guard Tyus Jones, 23 points
2019 Tampa Bay Lightning beats Boston Bruins, 6-3 in the season finale for their 62nd regular season win, tying the NHL record held by Detroit Red Wings (1995-96); 128 points, 4th in NHL history

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