1883 First National League baseball game in Philadelphia since 1876, Providence Greys beat Philadelphia Quakers, 4-3
1883 Bob Rogers is acknowledged as the first American pro sports trainer when he is hired by the NY Athletic Club
1884 Catcher Moses Walker is acknowledged as the first African-American to play major league baseball joining the Toledo Blue Stockings
1901 Chicago White Sox outfielder Herm McFarland hits first grand slam in American League history in 19-9 win at home against Detroit; Tigers commit 12 errors
1906 Philadelphia Athletics pitcher John Lush no-hits the Brooklyn Superbas, 6-0
1920 Roermond Football Club (1936 KNVB Cup) is established in Netherlands
1920 Longest MLB game by innings – Brooklyn Robins tie the Boston Braves, 1-1, in 26 innings
1928 Rotterdam soccer club Black White ’28 is established (2000 Women’s KNVB Cup); declared bankrupt 2004
1940 Summer Olympics (scheduled for Helsinki) are cancelled by the Finnish OC because of WWII
1943 69th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Longden wins aboard heavy favourite Count Fleet in the ‘street car Derby’
1947 Cleveland Indians abandon League Park (venue for weekday games) to play all MLB games at Municipal Stadium
1954 80th Kentucky Derby: Raymond York wins aboard Determine, his only Derby success
1954 Preston North End defender Joe Marston becomes the first Australian to play in an FA Cup Final, a 3-2 loss to WBA
1955 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller tosses his record 12th 1-hitter in Indians’ 2-0 win v Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Stadium
1957 Flevo Boys Football Club is established in Emmeloord, the Netherlands
1963 First one-day cricket competition is played (Gillette Cup); Lancashire beats Leicestershire by 101 at Old Trafford
1965 91st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker wins aboard Lucky Debonair, the third of his 4 Derby victories
1965 Stanley Cup, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Dick Duff has a goal and 2 assists as Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4-0 in Game 7 to take title 4-3
1969 Houston Astros hurler Don Wilson blanks Reds, 4-0 for second career no-hitter, at Crosley Field in Cincinnati
1969 Leonard Tose buys NFL Philadelphia Eagles for a professional sports record $16.15m
1971 97th Kentucky Derby: Gustavo Ã?vila wins aboard Canonero II (wins Preakness May 15)
1977 French runner Chantal Langlacé sets female world marathon record (2:35:15.4) in Oyarzun, Spain
1977 American golfer Debbie Austin wins the Birmingham Classic, the first of 5 LPGA Tour victories in a 4-month span
1977 American golfer Gene Littler wins the Houston Open, his 29th and final PGA title
1982 108th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye wins aboard Gato Del Sol, the first of consecutive Derby victories (1983 Sunny’s Halo)
1984 NFL Draft: Nebraska wide receiver Irving Fryar first pick by New England Patriots
1989 American jockey Chris Antley’s record 64-day consecutive winning streak ends when he fails with 5 mounts at Aqueduct, NY; streak includes 147 winners from 486 mounts
1991 West Indian batsman Gordon Greenidge plays his last Test cricket innings, scoring 43 vs Australia in Antigua; 7,558 runs @ 44.72; 19 x 100s
1992 Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th MLB career base in A’s 7-6 win at Detroit
1993 119th Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey wins aboard Sea Hero, the first of 2 Derby victories (1996 on Grindstone)
1995 Future Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh scores career best 200 including 231 partnership with brother Mark (126) in 4th Test win over West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica
1995 Montreal Canadiens lose 2-0 at Buffalo to miss Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in 25 years
1996 Miami Heat beaten, 112-91 to Chicago Bulls to be swept 3-0 in round 1 of NBA Eastern Division playoffs; first time in his 14 years as head coach Pat Riley ousted in the opening round
1999 125th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley wins aboard Charismatic for his second Derby victory (1991 on Strike The Gold)
2002 Padres closer Trevor Hoffman sets MLB record for saves for one team (321) in 4-3 win v Chicago Cubs in San Diego
2004 130th Kentucky Derby: Stewart Elliott wins aboard Smarty Jones. North American wagering records smashed ($142m on 12-race card)
2004 Giants outfielder Barry Bonds sets MLB record for being intentionally walked 4 times in a 9-inning game during 6-3 defeat of Florida in SF
2010 136th Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel wins aboard Super Saver, his third Derby success in 4 years
2012 Guggenheim Partners make the largest ever purchase of a sports franchise after buying the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2.1 billion
2017 World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Englishman Mark Selby defends title beating John Higgins of Scotland, 18-15; his third world crown
2018 Liverpool’s Egyptian soccer forward Mohamed Salah becomes the first African to be named England Football Writers’ Footballer of the Year.
2019 Two-time South African Olympic champion runner Caster Semenya loses appeal against proposed rules to limit her testosterone levels; medically reducing levels the only way to continue competition
2021 147th Kentucky Derby: Medina Spirit gives jockey John Velazquez his fourth Derby win and trainer Bob Baffert a record seventh victory in the race

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