1870 1st America’s Cup: New York Yacht Club’s first defence of America’s Cup; ‘Magic’ (NYYC) defeats ‘Cambria’ (Royal Thames YC, England; finishes 8th) and 16 fellow defenders from NY Harbour to Sandy Hook Light Vessel on the Atlantic and return (38 miles)
1900 1st International Lawn Tennis Challenge (precursor to Davis Cup) begins at Longwood Cricket Club in Massachusetts, won 3-0 by US over British Isles
1902 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Brooklyn, NY: Malcolm Whitman beats Reginald Doherty 6-1, 7-5, 6-4 to give US a 3-2 win over the British Isles
1903 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Boston, MA: Laurence Doherty beats William Larned 6-3, 6-8, 6-0, 2-6, 7-5 to give British Isles an unassailable 3-1 lead over US (ends 4-1)
1920 Tigers beat Yanks 1-0 in shortest AL game, 73 minutes
1922 Pirates set record of 46 hits in a doubleheader (against Phillies)
1931 Washington Senators pitcher Bobby Burke no-hits Boston Red Sox, 5-0 at Griffith Stadium, Washington D. C.
1936 A Finnish quinella in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Berlin Olympics; Volmari Iso-Hollo beats teammate Kaarlo Tuominen in world record time (9:03.8)
1936 American Glenn Morris’ decathlon total of 7,254 points is a world record; teammates Bob Clark & Jack Parker complete US sweep in the gruelling event at the Berlin Olympics
1946 Dreyfuss family, owners of Pittsburgh Pirates since 1900, sells club to Frank McKinney & John Galbreath for $25 million
1961 Ham Tigercats (CFL) beat Buff Bills (NFL) 38-21 in Hamilton, Ontario
1963 LA Dodgers F Howard & B Skowron are 3rd to hit consecutive pinch HRs
1972 NY Yanks sign 30-year lease to play in remodeled Yankee Stadium
1976 Chicago White Sox suit up in shorts
1977 Texas Rangers turn their 1st triple play (vs A’s)
1984 Carl Lewis wins 3rd gold medal of the Los Angeles Olympics joining Kirk Baptiste and Thomas Jefferson in an American sweep of the 200m
1984 Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco becomes the first female Olympic champion of a Muslim nation, and the first of her country in the 400m hurdles at the Los Angeles Olympics
1984 Future 5-time America’s Cup winner Russell Coutts of New Zealand wins the Finn Class sailing gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics
1985 Baseball’s new agreement permits 2 new NL teams in 1993
1987 Brewers’ Rob Deer struck-out 5 times in a game
1988 Minnesota Twins pull 2nd triple-play of year & beat Cleve 6-2
1988 Cubs & Phillies attempt to play 1st night game ever at Wrigley Field but are rained out in 4th inning with Chicago leading, 3-1
1990 Baltimore Orioles pull their 10th triple play (1-6-3 vs Oakland)
1991 With two months left, White Sox set new home attendance (2,150,951)
1992 Bulgarian canoeist Nikolay Bukhalov completes the C-1 500 / 1,000 double winning the latter at the Barcelona Olympics
1992 Germany goes through the field hockey competition undefeated to win gold with a 2-1 win over Australia in the men’s final at the Barcelona Olympics
1992 Spanish centre forward Kiko scores twice as the home team takes the football Olympic gold medal with a 3-2 win over Poland in front of 95,000 at Camp Nou, Barcelona
1992 Fermín Cacho wins Spain’s first ever Olympic gold medal in a running event when he takes out the 1,500m at the Barcelona Games
1997 Mariners Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Chicago White Sox
2008 IXXX Summer Olympic Games open in Beijing, China
2015 Argentine winger Juan Imhoff scores 3 tries as Pumas beat South Africa, 37-25 in Rugby Championship match at Durban; Argentina’s first ever win against Springboks
2015 Australia clinches first Rugby Championship with 27-19 win over New Zealand in Sydney; All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw equals Irishman Brian O’Driscoll’s record for most capped international player (141)
2016 Australia beats New Zealand 24-17 to win the inaugural women’s sevens rugby gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
2016 Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú wins the women’s 100m backstroke gold medal in a time of 58.45; her second gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games
2018 EPL club Chelsea sign Kepa Arrizabalaga from Spain’s Athletic Bilbao for £72 million; world-record fee for a goalkeeper
2021 XXXII Summer Olympic Games officially close at the Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
2021 USA women’s basketball team wins it’s record extending 7th consecutive Olympic gold medal with 90-75 win over Japan in Tokyo; guards Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi each win their 5th straight gold

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