1877 1st Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: 27-year-old English rackets player Spencer Gore wins inaugural event; beats William Marshall 6-1, 6-2, 6-4
1884 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Maud Watson becomes inaugural female champion by beating her sister Lillian Watson 6–8, 6–3, 6–3
1900 Luxembourg born Michel Théato representing France wins Paris Olympics marathon in 2:59:45 ahead of another French athlete Émile Champion
1903 1st Tour de France: French rider Maurice Garin wins inaugural event
1908 Dutch football club Feyenoord is established in Rotterdam as Wilhelmina; reverts to SC Feijenoord 1912; updated to SC Feyenoord 1974 and to Feyenoord Rotterdam 1978
1909 Cleveland shortstop Neal Ball completes the first modern MLB unassisted triple play in the Indians’ 6-1 win over the Boston Red Sox
1914 Boston Braves begin drive from last to the NL pennant with a 3-2 win against the 2nd placed Cincinnati Reds
1918 Washington Senators catcher Eddie Ainsmith applies for draft deferment; Secretary of War, Newton D Baker rules baseball players not draft exempt but later moves date to 1 September; both leagues end regular season 2 September
1925 19th Tour de France won by Ottavio Bottecchia of Italy
1930 LPGA Western Open Women’s Golf, Acacia CC: Lucia Mida beats June Beebe 6 & 5 to win the inaugural event and first women’s major championship ever played
1933 1st time in MLB 2 brothers on opposite teams hit homers in same game – Rick Ferrell (Red Sox) and Wes Ferrell (Cleveland Indians)
1936 17 year old Cleveland Indians future Baseball HOF pitcher Bob Feller makes his MLB debut in relief in 9-5 loss to Senators at Griffith Stadium, Washington
1942 German occupiers confiscate bicycles in Rotterdam and The Hague
1950 NY Yankees sign their 1st Black players, Elston Howard and Frank Baines
1952 XV Summer Olympic Games open in Helsinki, Finland
1952 39th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy
1958 45th Tour de France won by Charly Gaul of Luxembourg
1974 Cleveland Indians pitcher Dick Bosman no-hits Oakland A’s, 4-0
1975 New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson’s 1st-inning single & RBI are nullified because tar on his bat handle exceeds 18” limit; Minnesota Twins win, 2-1
1977 48th MLB All Star Game, Yankee Stadium, NYC, NY: NL wins, 7-5; MVP: Don Sutton, LA Dodgers, P
1978 New York Yankees start historic 14 game comeback with 2-0 win over the Minnesota Twins at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, MN
1980 XXII Summer Olympic Games open in Moscow, Russia; led by United States, 66 nations boycott event because of Soviet-Afghan war
1981 68th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
1989 NFL owners vote unanimously to form World League of American Football – operated 1991-2007
1991 With NY Yankee victory, 10 of 14 AL teams are at .500 or better
1992 30th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats Spain in Frankfurt Germany (2-1)
1992 British Open Men’s Golf, Muirfield: Englishman Nick Faldo wins his 3rd Open title, by 1 stroke from American John Cook
1996 XXVI Summer Olympic Games open in Atlanta, Georgia
1998 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Mark O’Meara wins his 2nd major championship of the year (Masters) and first Open title by 2 in a 4-hole aggregate playoff with fellow American Brian Watts
2018 Brazilian soccer international goalkeeper Alisson transfers from Roma to Liverpool for a world record shot blocker’s fee of £66.8m

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