1844 1st US yacht club – NY Yacht Club organized by John Cox Stevens and 8 friends aboard the Gimcrack
1874 1st baseball teams to play outside US, Boston-Philadelphia in British Isles
1884 Nonpareil Dempsey [John Edward Kelly] fights George Fulljames, possibly the 1st middleweight fight with boxing gloves
1905 3rd Tour de France won by Louis Trousselier of France
1908 Around the World Automobile Race ends in Paris
1909 John Heyder becomes president of baseball’s National League
1911 9th Tour de France won by Gustave Garrigou of France
1930 1st FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay: Uruguay beats Argentina, 4-2 in the inaugural event
1932 X Summer Olympic Games open in Los Angeles, USA
1933 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris, France: Fred Perry beats André Merlin 4-6, 8-6, 6-2, 7-5 to give Great Britain a 3-2 victory over France; ends French 6 title win streak
1937 Phillies Dolph Camilli, plays 1st base and registers no put outs
1939 Tour de France: Sylvère Maes of Belgium wins his 3rd title from Frenchman René Vietto
1947 Cincinnati Reds’ pitcher Ewell Blackwell record-breaking 16 game winning streak ends, losing to NY Giants 5-4
1948 Czech distance running legend Emil Zátopek wins the 10,000m at the London Olympics in 29:59.6, an Olympic record
1954 Bob Kennedy hits the 1st grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles
1955 42nd Tour de France: French cyclist Louison Bobet claims last of his 3 straight general classification victories
1960 1st AFL preseason game Boston Patriots defeat Bills in Buffalo (28-7)
1962 33rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
1962 All star MVP: Leon Wagner (LA Angels)
1965 Milwaukee manager Bobby Bragan says his pitchers threw 75 to 80 spitballs in a 9-2 loss to the Giants
1966 FIFA World Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London, England: Striker Geoff Hurst scores a hat trick as England beats West Germany, 4-2 after extra time
1968 Washington shortstop Ron Hansen makes 8th unassisted triple-play in MLB history and first in 41 years as Senators lose, 10-1 to Cleveland Indians
1969 Astros Denis Menke and Jim Wynn hit grandslams in 9th inn vs Mets
1971 38th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Baltimore 24, All Stars 17 (52,289)
1973 Texas Rangers Jim Bibby no-hits 1st-place Oakland, 6-0
1976 Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman’s volleyball
1978 Expos crush Braves, 19-0, collecting 28 hits & NL-record-tying 8 HRs
1980 Houston Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke
1980 American swimmers Mary T Meagher (2.06.37) and Craig Beardsley (1.58.21) both set 200m butterfly world records at the US National Swimming Championships at Irvine, California
1982 Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats
1983 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg
1988 Cincinnati Reds pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month
1991 Red Sox Carlos Quintana is 11th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)
1992 Yael Arad becomes Israel’s first ever Olympic medalist when she wins silver in the women’s 61kg judo in Barcelona; 20th anniversary of Munich massacre and 500th anniversary of Alhambra Decree
1995 Dominic Cork takes hat-trick in England Test Cricket win v WI
1995 Lara completes 5th Test Cricket century, 145 at Old Trafford
1995 British Senior Open Men’s Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Brian Barnes of Scotland wins in a playoff with American Bob Murphy
1996 Tommy Lasoda retires as LA Dodger manager
2006 British Senior Open Men’s Golf, Turnberry: American Loren Roberts wins in a playoff with Eduardo Romero of Argentina
2012 General Motors (Chevrolet) sign a record breaking 7 year $559 million sponsorship deal with EPL club Manchester United
2021 South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker sets new women’s 200m breaststroke WR 2:18.95 at the Tokyo Olympics beating the American pair of Lilly King and Annie Lazor
2021 Australian swimmer Emma McKeon wins the blue riband 100m freestyle gold medal in OR 51.96 at the Tokyo Olympics; her 8th career Olympic medal
2021 Russian backstroke swimmer Evgeny Rylov wraps up the 100/200m double with OR 1:53.27 in the longer event at the Tokyo Olympic Games

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