1878 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Frank Hadow makes his lone Wimbledon appearance, and wins; beats defending champion Spencer Gore 7-5, 6-1, 9-7
1893 Australian Harry Graham scores 107 on cricket debut Australia v England, Lord’s
1893 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley-Hillyard 6-8, 6-1, 6-4 for her 3rd consecutive and 5th overall Wimbledon singles title
1896 US Open Men’s Golf, Shinnecock Hills: American-based Scot James Foulis wins by 3 strokes ahead of Englishman Horace Rawlins
1896 George Giffen is 1st to complete 1000/100 double, in 30th Test Cricket
1896 Indian born K S Ranjitsinhji completes an unbeaten 154 on Test cricket debut for England in 2nd Test against Australia at Old Trafford
1912 Chicago Cubs get 21 hits but lose to Philadelphia Phillies in 11 innings
1915 Boston Braves start move from last place to become world series champs
1921 Babe Ruth smacks a home run a MLB record 575 feet in New York Yankees’ 10-1 win over the Tigers at Detroit’s Navin Field
1926 20th Tour de France won by Lucien Buysse of Belgium
1930 SHO soccer team forms in Old Beijerland
1942 1st legal New Jersey horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens
1943 Giants and Phillies strand record 30 baserunners, NY wins, 10-6
1947 Tigers shut out Yanks 2-0, end 19 game winning streak
1948 Pat Seerey of Chicago White Sox hits 4 HRs in an 11 inning game
1954 Cards losing 8-1 to Phillies begin stalling in 5th, they forfeit game
1959 William ‘Bill’ Wright becomes the 1st African American to win a major golf tournament (U.S. Amateur Public Links Championships)
1959 46th Tour de France won by Federico Bahamontes of Spain
1960 Baseball’s NL votes to add Houston and NY franchises
1975 Jury can’t decide on trial of Dave Forbes of Boston Bruins (1st athlete indicted for excessive violence during play)
1976 Nadia Comăneci becomes the first gymnast in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 score (total 7) at Montreal Games
1976 63rd Tour de France won by Lucien Van Impe of Belgium
1986 MLB Kansas City Royals announce that manager Dick Howser, 50, has a brain tumor
1991 Florida Marlins’ logo unveiled
1994 Court upholds NBA salary cap and draft rights
1994 Houston Astros tie NL comeback record, trailing 10-0, beat Cards 15-12
1994 NY Jets sign USA soccer goalkeeper Tony Miola as a place kicker
1999 British Open Men’s Golf, Carnoustie: Scotsman Paul Lawrie wins his only major title by 3 strokes in 4-hole aggregate playoff with Jean van de Velde & Justin Leonard; recovers from 10 shots behind after 3rd round for biggest comeback in major championship history; van de Velde famously triple-bogies last hole
1999 New York Yankees’ David Cone becomes 15th pitcher to throw a perfect game (6-0 vs Montreal)
2010 ”150th Anniversary” British Open Golf, St Andrews: South African Louis Oosthuizen wins his only major title, 7 strokes clear of runner-up Lee Westwood of England
2021 108th Tour de France: Defending champion Tadej PogaÄ?ar of Slovenia becomes youngest rider to win the Tour twice; also claims Mountains and Youth classifications; Mark Cavendish wins points title

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