1809 First run of 2,000 guineas horse race at Newmarket, England
1869 1st international cricket match, held in San Francisco, won by California
1898 2nd Boston Marathon won by Canadian Ron McDonald in race record 2:42:00
1904 8th Boston Marathon won by Michael Spring in 2:38:04.4
1910 14th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Fred Cameron in 2:28:52.4
1921 25th Boston Marathon won by Frank Zuna in race record 2:18:57.6
1922 Netherlands soccer team defeats Denmark 2-0
1923 74,000 (62,281 paid) on hand for opening of Yankee Stadium
1932 36th Boston Marathon won by German runner Paul de Bruyn in 2:33:36.4
1938 42nd Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson in 2:35:34.8; his second victory in the event
1942 Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 3-1 for a 4-3 series win; Toronto recovers after losing first 3 games
1945 1 armed outfielder, St Louis Brown Pete Gray, 1st game he goes 1 for 4
1949 53rd Boston Marathon won by Gösta Leandersson of Sweden in 2:31:50.8
1950 Sam Jethroe is 1st African American to play for Boston Braves
1950 Yankees win 15-10 after trailing Red Sox 9-0 in 6th
1955 59th Boston Marathon won by Hideo Hamamura of Japan in 2:18:22
1958 NL single-game record crowd of 78,682 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Dodgers win over San Francisco Giants, 6-5
1959 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens’ 4th straight title; beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-3 for a 4-1 series win
1960 64th Boston Marathon won by Paavo Kotila of Finland in 2:20:54
1962 16th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
1963 Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: Toronto Maple Leafs go back-to-back with a 3-1 Game 5 win over Detroit Red Wings for a 4-1 series victory
1966 70th Boston Marathon: Kenji Kimihara of Japan wins in 2:17:11; American Bobbi Gibb first woman in 3:21:40 (unsanctioned)
1968 1st ABA basketball championship began
1970 France beats England, 35-13 at Stade Colombes, Paris to earn a share of the Five Nations Rugby Championship with Wales
1977 81st Boston Marathon: Canadian Jerome Drayton wins men’s race in 2:14:46; American Miki Gorman takes her 2nd women’s event in 2:48:33
1981 Longest game in Professional Baseball: Pawtucket Red Sox tie Rochester Red Wings 2-2 in 32 innings (game resumed 23rd June)
1982 Atlanta Braves win record 11th straight opening game (beat Astros)
1983 87th Boston Marathon: American double; Greg Meyer men’s champion in 2:09:00; Joan Benoit takes women’s race in 2:22:43; her 2nd event title
1984 Joan Benoit runs world record female marathon (2:22:43)
1987 Gregory Robertson does 200-mph free fall to save unconscious skydiver near Coolidge, Arizona
1988 92nd Boston Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya wins men’s race in 2:08:43; Rosa Mota of Portugal repeats as women’s champion in 2:24:30
1990 Birmingham Fire issued an original franchise in WLAF
1992 Start of South Africa’s 1st Test Cricket since 1970 (v WI Bridgetown)
1993 PGA Seniors’ Championship Men’s Golf, PGA National GC: American Tom Wargo pars second playoff hole to beat Bruce Crampton of Australia and take his first and only major title
1994 98th Boston Marathon: Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya wins 2nd straight title in 2:07:15; Uta Pippig of Germany claims women’s race in 2:21:45
1999 PGA Seniors’ Championship Men’s Golf, PGA National GC: Allen Doyle wins first of 4 Senior PGA major titles with a 2 stroke margin over runner-up Vicente Fernández of Argentina
2005 109th Boston Marathon: Hailu Negussie of Ethiopia claims men’s section in 2:11:44; Catherine Ndereba of Kenya wins back-to-back races and 4th overall women’s title in 2:25:12
2008 NBA owners give approval of a potential Seattle SuperSonics’ relocation to Oklahoma City in a 28–2 vote by the Board of Governors
2011 115th Boston Marathon: Kenyan double; Geoffrey Mutai wins men’s race in record 2:03:02; Caroline Kilel takes women’s section in 2:22:36
2016 120th Boston Marathon: Ethiopian double; Lemi Berhanu Hayle wins men’s section in 2:12:45; Atsede Baysa takes women’s event in 2:29:19
2021 12-team European Super League is announced to widespread condemnation amongst governments, non-involved clubs, press and fans; amidst the furore all 6 EPL clubs withdraw within 3 days

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