1846 First officially recognised baseball game (played by Cartwright Rules) – NY Nines 23 defeat Knickerbockers 1 at Hoboken, New Jersey
1867 1st Belmont Stakes: Gilbert Gilpatrick aboard Ruthless wins in 3:05
1894 28th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Henry of Navarre wins in 1:56.5
1897 US National Championship Women’s Tennis: 1895 title holder Juliette Atkinson beats defending champion Elisabeth Moore 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3
1924 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m of 3:52.6; 50 minutes later sets 5,000m WR 14:28.2; also runs WR 3-mile time 14:02.00 within that event in Finnish Olympic trials in Helsinki
1936 Joe McCarthy is named to manage AL All-Stars, rather than high-strung Mickey Cochrane, who is very close to a nervous breakdown
1937 LPGA Western Open Women’s Golf, Beverly CC: Helen Hicks wins the first of her 2 major titles, defeating amateur Bea Barrett 6 & 5 in the final
1938 FIFA World Cup Final, Stade Olympique de Colombes, Paris, France: Luigi Colausig & Silvio Piola each score 2 goals as Italy beats Hungary, 4-1
1938 Paul Waner (Pirates) homers off Pete Sivess (Phillies) in DH
1938 Reds Johnny Vander Meer extends his string of hitless baseball innings to 21 2/3 before Debs Garms singles for Boston in 4th
1942 Paul Waner is 7th to get 3,000 baseball hits
1943 NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles & Pittsburgh Steelers merge, (dissolves on Dec 5)
1946 1st TV sports/boxing spectacular-Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn
1952 Bkln Dodger Carl Erskine no-hits Chicago Cubs, 5-0
1954 US Open Men’s Golf, Baltusrol GC: Ed Furgol wins his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Gene Littler
1955 Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs, 1-0 in 15 innings; ties longest shutout in club history
1964 Cambuur Leeuwarden BVO soccer team forms in Leeuwarden
1970 Jim Bouton’s controversial ”Ball Four” is published
1974 KC Royals pitcher Steve Busby throws his 2nd career no-hitter; beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0
1977 US Open Golf, Southern Hills CC: Hubert Green shoots 2-under 278 to beat Lou Graham by 1 stroke
1977 Red Sox set 3 game record of 16 HRs, all against Yanks
1988 32 divers finish cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins
1990 Gary Carter catches his 1,862nd career game breaks Al López’s NL mark
1991 NY Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987
1992 NY Yankees 1st game in Baltimore Oriole’s Camden Yards
2006 Stanley Cup Final, PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC: Carolina Hurricanes beat Edmonton Oilers, 3-1 for a 4-3 series victory; Hurricane’s first Championship
2011 US Open Men’s Golf, Congressional CC: Irishman Rory McIlroy wins by 8 strokes ahead of Australian Jason Day; sets 11 tournament records, including lowest total 72-hole score (268) and lowest total under par (−16)
2016 US Open Men’s Golf, Oakmont CC, PA: Despite controversial penalty on the 5th green, Dustin Johnson wins by 3 strokes ahead of runners-up Shane Lowry, Jim Furyk & Scott Piercy
2018 England smash the highest score (481/6) in one day international cricket history in a 242 run defeat of Australia (239) at Trent Bridge

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