1806 1st trotter to break 3 minute mile (Yankee)
1869 3rd Belmont: C Miller aboard Fenian wins in 3:04.25
1879 13th Belmont: George Evans riding Spendthrift wins in 2:42.75
1886 20th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Inspector B wins in 2:41
1911 Red Sox Joe Wood strikes out 3 pinch hitters in 9th for 5-4 win
1915 47th Belmont: George Byrne aboard The Finn wins in 2:18.6
1920 Philadelphia Athletics’s VP Thomas Shibe denies charges that baseballs are livelier
1926 Clevelands Indians baseball team triple-play NY Yankees & win 15-3
1927 French Championships Men’s Tennis: Hometown favourite Rene Lacoste wins 2nd of 3 French titles; beats Bill Tilden 6-4, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 11-9
1927 32nd Women’s French Championships: Kornelia Bouman beats Irene Peacock (6-2, 6-4)
1931 British Open Men’s Golf, Carnoustie: American based Scotsman Tommy Armour outlasts José Jurado of Argentina by 1 stroke to win his only Open title and his 3rd and final major championship
1933 French Championships Men’s Tennis: Australian Jack Crawford wins his first and only French title; beats home favourite Henri Cochet 8-6, 6-1, 6-3
1933 French Championship Women’s Tennis: England’s Margaret Scriven is first woman from that country to win the singles title in Paris; beats Simonne Mathieu 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
1937 69th Belmont: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 2:28.6
1943 75th Belmont: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:28.2
1952 Test Cricket debut of Freddie Trueman v India at Headingley
1957 NY narcotics investigator, Dr Herbert Berger, urges AMA to investigate use of stimulating drugs by athletes
1965 97th Belmont: John Sellers aboard Hail to All wins in 2:28.6
1966 Cincinnati Red Leo Cardenas hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
1971 103rd Belmont: Walter Blum aboard Pass Catcher wins in 2:30.6
1971 French Open Women’s Tennis: Evonne Goolagong wins her first career Grand Slam singles title; beats fellow Australian Helen Gourlay 6-3, 7-5
1977 31st NBA Championship: Port Trailblazers beat Philadelphia 76er, 4 games to 2
1977 Los Angeles Dodgers retire Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager Walter Alston’s #24
1982 114th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr.aboard Conquistador Cielo wins in 2:28
1985 Steve Cauthen wins aboard Slip Anchor at Epsom Downs to become the only jockey to win both the Kentucky Derby (1978) and The Derby
1989 Billy Smith, last original NY Islander, retires
1989 Toronto Blue Jays Skydome stadium opens, Milwaukee Brewers win 5-3
1993 125th Belmont: Julie Krone aboard Colonial Affair wins in 2:29.8
1994 French Open Men’s Tennis: In an all-Spanish final Sergi Bruguera beats Alberto Berasategui 6-3, 7-5, 2-6, 6-1 for his second French title
1998 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Dallas Stars, 4 games to 2
1999 131st Belmont: Jose Santos aboard Lemon Drop Kid wins in 2:27.88
1999 French Open Women’s Tennis: Steffi Graf of Germany wins her 22nd and final Grand Slam title; beats Martina Hingis 4-6, 7-5, 6-2; Graf’s 6th French singles crown
2004 136th Belmont: Edgar Prado aboard Birdstone wins in 2:27.50
2004 French Open Women’s Tennis: In an all-Russian final Anastasia Myskina wins her lone major title; beats Elena Dementieva 6-1, 6-2
2010 142nd Belmont: Mike Smith riding Drosselmeyer wins in 2:31.57
2010 French Open Women’s Tennis: Francesca Schiavone of Italy wins her first and only Grand Slam title; beats Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-4, 7-6
2011 French Open Men’s Tennis: Defending champion Rafael Nadal wins his 6th French title; beats Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-1
2014 MLB Draft: Cathedral Catholic HS (CA) pitcher Brady Aiken first pick by Houston Astros
2021 153rd Belmont Stakes: 2-1 favourite Essential Quality wins with Luis Saez aboard

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