1874 British Open Men’s Golf, Musselburgh Links: Mungo Park wins first title by 2 strokes from Tom Morris Jr
1887 Soccer team Be Quick forms in Hairs Groningen
1896 High jumper Ellery Clark leads an American sweep of the placings with a leap of 1.81m at the Athens Olympics; his 2nd victory of the Games after taking out the long jump
1896 American athlete Thomas Burke claims the sprint double at the Athens Olympics winning the 100m final in 12.0s; his 2nd victory of the Games after success in the 400m
1916 The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is founded in New York City
1924 Tubular steel golf club shafts approved for championship play
1930 Brilliant West Indian cricket batsman George Headley scores patient 223 in drawn 4th Test against England at Kingston, Jamaica
1934 Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings, 1-0 in double OT for a 3-1 series win; Black Hawks’ first Stanley Cup
1945 NFL’s Boston Yanks & Brooklyn Tigers merge
1953 NBA Championship Finals, Minneapolis Auditorium, Minnesota, MN: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 91-84 for a 4-1 series victory; Lakers’ 5th title in 6 years
1954 108th Grand National: Bryan Marshall wins aboard Royal Tan at 8/1; second consecutive GN victory for both Marshall and trainer Vincent O’Brien
1954 Wales beats Scotland, 15-3 at the St. Helen’s Ground, Swansea to share Five Nations Rugby Championship with France and England; France’s first title
1955 9th NBA Championship: Syrac Nats beat Ft Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 3
1959 Chicago White Sox second baseman Nellie Fox gets a MLB Opening Day record tying 5 hits in 7 at-bats in a 14-inning, 9–7 win in Detroit
1962 52,564 fans attend first MLB game at LA’s Dodger Stadium at Chavez Ravine, a 6-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds
1962 Houston Colt .45s make their MLB debut with an 11-2 win over the Chicago Cubs at Colt Stadium; outfielder Román Mejías hits a pair of 3-run homers
1964 Demolition begins in Upper Manhattan, New York City on Polo Grounds sports stadium (home to MLB Giants, 1891-1957, Mets, 1962-63, and NFL Jets, 1960-63) to clear way for housing project
1971 Philadelphia Phillies open their new home, Veterans Stadium, with a 4-1 win over the Montreal Expos; 55,352, largest ever crowd to watch a MLB game in Pennsylvania
1973 Kansas City Royals open their new park, Royals Stadium with 12-1 rout of the Texas Rangers; attendance 39,476
1975 Rangers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs
1976 Brewers’ Don Money’s grand slammer disallowed-Yanks win 9-7
1976 Cleveland Cavaliers win their 1st NBA Central Division title
1977 Cleveland Indians set club record for longest, 9 inn game (3:17)
1978 Formation of Major Indoor Soccer League announced
1979 J. R. Richard of the Houston Astros pitches a complete game but sets a MLB record by throwing 6 wild pitches in 2-1 win over the LA Dodgers at the Astrodome
1982 LA Kings losing 5-0 to Edmonton in 3rd period, win in OT 6-5
1988 52nd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Scotsman Sandy Lyle claims his second major title with a birdie on the 72nd hole to win by 1 stroke over Mark Calcavecchia
1988 Islanders beat Devils 5-4 (OT) 1st round tied at 2-2
1990 Curtly Ambrose takes 8-45 in cricket vs England at Bridgetown
1991 Martin Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:52.51)
1992 NHL strike ends after 10 days
1993 Ottawa Senators win 1st road game (Islanders) after 38 straight loses
1993 Pittsburgh Penguins win their NHL record 17 game winning streak
1994 58th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: José María Olazábal wins the first of 2 Masters titles, 2 strokes ahead of Tom Lehman; 6th winner from Europe in the past 7 years
1999 152nd Grand National: Irish 10/1 shot Bobbyjo, ridden by jockey Paul Carberry wins by 10 lengths from Blue Charm
2005 Cricket Women’s World Cup: Australia defeats India by 98 runs
2005 At 16 years, 271 days James Vaughan scores for Everton in a 4-0 win against Crystal Palace at Goodison Park; becomes youngest goalscorer in EPL history
2010 163rd Grand National: Tony McCoy wins aboard 10/1 joint-favourite Don’t Push It by 5 lengths ahead of Black Apalachi
2011 75th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Charl Schwartzel of South Africa birdies the final 4 holes to win his first major title, 2 strokes ahead of Australian pair Adam Scott and Jason Day

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