1829 1st UK municipal swimming pool outside of London opens in Liverpool
1878 12th Belmont: L Hughes aboard Duke of Magenta wins in 2:43.5
1882 16th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Forester wins in 2:43
1920 Reds’ Edd Roush falls asleep in center during long infield argument Heinie Groh goes to wake him, but umpire ejects Roush for delay of game
1929 61st Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Blue Larkspur wins in 2:32.8
1935 US Open Men’s Golf, Oakmont CC: 25 year old club pro Sam Parks Jr, with no prior tournament wins, beats Scotsman Jimmy Thomson by 2 strokes
1935 67th Belmont: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:30.6
1940 72nd Belmont: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 2:29.6
1950 Boston Red Sox rout St Louis Browns, 29-4 at Fenway Park; set 6 MLB records including runs scored and most total bases, 60
1950 Test Cricket debut of famous West Indian spin twins Alf Valentine and Sonny Ramadhin in 1st Test v England at Manchester; Valentine takes 8-104 on Day 1 but WI lose by 202 runs
1961 Test cricket debut of future Australian captain Bill Lawry, 1st Test v England in Birmingham
1963 95th Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:30.2
1965 MLB Draft: Kansas City Athletics A’s select Arizona State University outfielder Rick Monday #1; inaugural MLB Draft
1966 NFL & AFL announce plans to become NFC and AFC in 1970
1971 White Sox draft Danny Goodwin #1, he refuses to sign
1972 Padres draft Dave Roberts #1, Indians draft Rick Manning #2
1974 106th Belmont: Miguel Rivera aboard Little Current wins in 2:29.2
1976 Houston Astros draft Floyd Bannister #1
1978 Braves draft Bob Horner #1
1980 LPGA Championship Women’s Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: South African Sally Little wins first of her 2 major titles, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Jane Blalock
1981 Seattle Mariners draft Mike Moore #1
1982 36th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2
1983 Charlos Vieira begins 191 hr ”nonstop” cycling in Leiria, Portugal
1983 East German sprinter Marlies Göhr sets world record for 100m (10.81) in Berlin, Germany
1985 117th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Creme Fraiche wins in 2:27
1986 40th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Hous Rockets, 4 games to 2
1986 Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Baltimore Orioles beat Yankees 18-9
1989 Pirates score 10 in 1st (their best inning since 1942), prompts Pirate broadcaster Jim Rooker to say he would walk from Pitts to Philadelphia if Pirates lost, Phillies beat them 15-11, Rooker walks at end of season
1991 123rd Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 2:28
1991 Former NY Jet Mark Gastineau wins 1st pro boxing fight in 12 seconds
1992 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is banned from baseball for 7th time
1996 128th Belmont: Rene Douglas aboard Editor’s Note wins in 2:28.96
1996 Australian cricketer Dean Jones takes career-best 5-112 for Derbyshire v Hampshire
1997 French Open Men’s Tennis: Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil wins first of 3 French titles; beats Spaniard Sergi Bruguera 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
2002 134th Belmont: Edgar Prado aboard Sarava wins in 2:29.71
2003 French Open Men’s Tennis: Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero claims his lone major title; beats Dutchman Martin Verkerk 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
2008 LPGA Championship Women’s Golf, Bulle Rock GC: 19-year old tour rookie Yani Tseng of Taiwan wins a 4th hole playoff over Swede Maria Hjorth
2013 145th Belmont: Mike Smith aboard Palace Malice wins in
2013 French Open Women’s Tennis: Serena Williams wins her second French title; beats defending champion Maria Sharapova of Russia 6-4, 6-4
2013 NHL Western Conference Finals: Chicago Blackhawks beat Los Angeles Kings, 4 games to 1
2014 French Open Men’s Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Ä?oković 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4; record extending 9th French title; ties Pete Sampras with 14 Grand Slam singles titles
2015 MLB Draft: Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson first pick by Arizona Diamondbacks
2018 NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors claim 3rd title in 4 years with a 108-85 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers for 4-0 sweep; MVP: Kevin Durant for second straight year
2019 151st Belmont Stakes: Sir Winston with 2014 winner Joel Rosario aboard claims victory at 10-1
2019 French Open Women’s Tennis: Australian Ashleigh Barty beats Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova 6-1, 6-3 to win her first Grand Slam singles title

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