1898 Lizzie Arlington becomes first woman to play professional men’s baseball when she pitches 9th inning for the Reading Coal Heavers against the Allentown Peanuts; allows 2 hits and walks a batter but preserves 5-0 win
1902 All-rounder Monty Noble takes 6 for 52 as Australia wins the one and only cricket Test played at Sheffield’s Bramall Lane, England
1904 NY Giants 18-game winning streak ends as Phillies win 6-5 in 10 innings at Huntington Park
1906 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats May Sutton 6-3, 9-7 for her 3rd of 7 Wimbledon singles titles
1907 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: American May Sutton avenges previous year’s defeat, beating Dorothea Chambers 6-1, 6-4
1914 MLB Boston Braves (26-40) are 15 games back in NL, go on to win World Series 4-0 vs Philadelphia A’s
1919 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen of France beats Dorothea Chambers 10-8, 4-6, 9-7 for the first of 6 Wimbledon singles titles
1924 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: In the first all-French final Jean Borotra beats René Lacoste 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
1930 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Bill Tilden beats fellow American Wilmer Allison 6-3, 9-7, 6-4 for his 3rd and final Wimbledon singles crown
1935 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Fred Perry successfully defends his title against German Gottfried von Cramm 6-2, 6-4, 6-4
1935 Tony (Brooklyn Dodgers) and Al (NY Giants) Cuccinello become the first brothers to both hit a MLB homer in the same game, Dodgers win 14-4
1946 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Frenchman Yvon Petra beats Australian Geoff Brown 6-2, 6-4, 7-9, 5-7, 6-4 for his only Wimbledon title
1947 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Margaret Osborne beats Doris Hart 6-2, 6-4 for her only Wimbledon singles title
1947 Cleveland Indians rookie Larry Doby becomes 1st black player in AL when he strikes out in 6-5 loss vs Chicago White Sox
1952 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Louise Brough 7-5, 6-3 for the first of 3 straight Wimbledon crowns
1953 Phillies pitcher Robin Roberts hurls his 28th consecutive MLB complete game in a 2-0 win over Pittsburgh
1957 England cricket batsman Tom Graveney scores a brilliant 258 in the drawn 3rd Test v West Indies at Trent Bridge
1957 British Open Men’s Golf, St Andrews: South African Bobby Locke wins his 4th Open by 3 strokes from defending champion Peter Thomson of Australia
1958 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: Australian Peter Thomson wins by 4 strokes in a 36-hole playoff with Welshman Dave Thomas, for his 4th Open title
1961 St Louis Cardinals first baseman Bill White smashes 3 HRs & a double in 9-1 rout of LA Dodgers
1969 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: In an all-Australian final Rod Laver beats John Newcombe 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 for the 3rd leg of his Grand Slam
1973 Test cricket debut of English umpire Harold ”Dickie” Bird v NZ at Leeds (66 Tests, 69 ODI)
1988 Wist Indies cricket paceman Malcolm Marshall takes career best 7-22, beat England by an innings & 156 at Old Trafford
1991 MLB owners approve Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins as new NL franchises to start play in 1993
1991 American jockey Ray Sibille wins his 3,000th career race, aboard Sporting Surf at Pleasanton, California
1996 Angels score 3 top 1st, Oakland A’s respond with 13 bottom 1st, highest-scoring 1st inning by 2 teams in MLB history, A’s win 16-8
1998 NY Yankees beat Baltimore Orioles 1-0 to improve record to 61-20, equalling best 81-game start in MLB history
2003 French driver Sébastien Bourdais wins first-ever night road-course event in Champ Car history on Cleveland’s Burke Lakefront Airport layout
2012 Harness racing trainer/driver Dave Palone sets a new North American record for wins when he drives Herculotte Hanover to the winner’s circle for his 15,181st career victory
2014 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Petra Kvitová outclasses Eugenie Bouchard of Canada 6-3, 6-0 for her 2nd Wimbledon title
2017 Arsenal FC breaks club transfer record, paying about €53m for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette
2019 Former governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral says he paid a $2 million bribe to secure votes for his city to be granted 2016 Olympics

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