1877 First ever Wimbledon tennis championship begins – first official lawn tennis tournament – men’s singles only
1891 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley-Hillyard 6-2, 6-1 in a repeat matchup and result of the 2 previous finals
1904 US Open Men’s Golf, Glen View GC: defending champion Willie Anderson of Scotland wins the 3rd of his 4 Open titles, 5 strokes ahead of runner-up Gilbert Nicholls
1932 Washington Redskins (then Boston Braves) formed
1932 Yanks’ Ben Chapman hits 2 inside-the-park HRs, tying record
1933 Philadelphia-based NFL team Frankford Yellow Jackets sold; rebranded Philadelphia Eagles
1937 British Open Men’s Golf, Carnoustie: Henry Cotton wins second of his 3 Open titles, 2 strokes ahead of fellow Englishman Reg Whitcombe
1939 A meeting of 6,000 Indians, held at the Indian Sports Ground in Johannesburg South Africa, launch the Passive Resistance Campaign against apartheid and racial policy in South Africa
1940 8th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-0 at Sportsman’s Park, St Louis
1946 13th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 12-0 at Fenway Park, Boston
1949 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal St.George’s GC: South African Bobby Locke wins a 36-hole playoff by 12 strokes from Irishman Harry Bradshaw
1953 Phillies Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 consecutive complete games
1954 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: 23 year old Australian Peter Thomson wins first of his 5 Open titles by a stroke from Bobby Locke, Dai Rees, and Syd Scott
1957 24th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-6 at Sportsman’s Park, St Louis
1963 34th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
1965 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Australian Peter Thomson Peter Thomson wins his 5th Claret Jug, 2 strokes clear of runners-up Brian Huggett and Christy O’Connor Snr
1968 39th MLB All Star Game, Astrodome, Houston, TX: NL beats AL, 1-0; MVP: Willie Mays, SF Giants, CF
1986 Padres trade pitcher Tim Stoddard to Yankees for pitcher Ed Whitson
1991 62nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at SkyDome, Toronto
1991 South Africa re-admitted to Olympics
1994 11,000th HR in NY Yankees history (Matt Nokes)
1996 67th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia
1996 All star MVP: Mike Piazza (LA Dodgers)
1997 Baseball’s triple A American Association (formed in 1902) votes to disband
2000 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: American Pete Sampras wins 4th straight Wimbledon singles title; beats Patrick Rafter of Australia 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 6-2 for his 13th Grand Slams title
2000 Police fired tear gas at fans during a World Cup qualifying soccer game between Zimbabwe and South Africa, setting off a stampede that killed twelve people in Harare, Zimbabwe
2001 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: 3-time runner-up Goran Ivanišević wins his lone major title beating Patrick Rafter of Australia 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 9-7
2002 73rd All Star Baseball Game: 7-7 tie when both teams ran out of available pitchers at Miller Park, Milwaukee
2006 FIFA World Cup Final, Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany: Italy beats France, 5-3 on penalties; 1-1 after extra time
2006 US Senior Open Men’s Golf, Prairie Dunes GC: Defending champion Allen Doyle wins by 2 strokes ahead of Tom Watson for his 4th Champions Tour major title
2011 Super Rugby Final, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane: Queensland Reds beat Canterbury Crusaders 18-13 at home for their first SR title
2017 Thai amateur Atthaya Thitikul becomes youngest winner in a female professional golf event at 14 years, 4 months & 19 days at Ladies European Thailand Championship
2018 Hedge fund billionaire David Tepper buys Carolina Panthers for an NFL record $2.275 billion
2021 British road cyclist Mark Cavendish wins Nîmes to Carcassonne stage 13 of the Tour de France for his record equalling 34th career stage victory; equals Eddy Merckx’s mark

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