1876 Madeline (US) beats Countess Dufferin (Canada) in 4th America’s Cup
1879 1st National Archery Association tournament (Chicago)
1884 Bill Murdoch scores 1st Test Cricket double-century, 211 at The Oval
1896 Willem II soccer team forms in Tilburg
1928 IX Summer Olympic Games close in Amsterdam, Netherlands
1936 After 24 year absence a baseball demonstration game is played between 2 American teams at Berlin Olympics, World Champions beat US Olympics, 6-5
1936 American diver Marjorie Gestring wins 3m springboard gold at the Berlin Olympics, youngest Olympic gold medalist (13 years 268 days)
1936 The gymnastics competition at the Berlin Olympics concludes with Germany dominating, winning 6 of 9 gold medals including the men’s & women’s teams events
1948 Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game
1948 The canoeing program at the London Olympics concludes with Sweden (4) and Czechoslovakia (3) dominant, combining for 7 of the 9 gold medals
1948 Indian maestro Balbir Singh Dosanjh scores twice as India beats Great Britain 4-0 for the field hockey gold medal at the London Olympics; India’s 4th consecutive Olympic hockey title
1949 16th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 38, All-Stars 0 (93,780)
1950 First international game by an NFL team, New York Giants beat CFL’s Ottawa Roughriders, 20-6 at Ottawa’s Lansdowne Stadium
1953 Ann Davison arrives in Miami in her 23 foot boat Felicity Ann, becoming the 1st woman to sail solo across the Atlantic
1960 27th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 32, All-Stars 7 (70,000)
1960 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 8.21m
1965 Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Inc applies for a NL franchise
1967 New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season victory, beat St Louis 23-14
1969 Boston Celtics sold for an NBA record $6 million
1970 Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball [1]
1972 Ian & Greg Chappell both scores centuries in same Test Cricket innings
1974 Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford become 1st teammates inducted to hall of fame on same day
1984 Braves beat Padres 5-3, features 2 brawls & 19 ejections
1984 Carlos Lopes of Portugal wins the men’s marathon at the Los Angeles Olympics in 2:09:21, an Olympic record that stands for 24 years
1985 Baltimore Orioles W Gross & L Sheets are 6th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
1986 Don Baylor gets hits by a pitch for a record 25th time in a season
1986 Red Sox pitcher Tim Lollar gets a pinch-hit single
1988 Boston Red Sox beat Tigers 9-4 for AL record 23rd consecutive win at home
1991 Last day in Test Cricket for Viv Richards, Dujon & Marshall
1994 1st NFL game on Fox network (exhibition – SF vs Denver)
1994 Members of the Major League Baseball Players Association go on strike leading to cancellation of World Series for only the second time in MLB history (1904); labour dispute
1995 Lara completes 6th Test Cricket century, 152 at Trent Bridge
2008 An American 1-2 in the 100m backstroke at the Beijing Olympics with Aaron Peirsol swimming a world record 52.54 to beat teammate Matt Grevers
2008 American swimmer Natalie Coughlin becomes the first to successfully defend the gold medal in the women’s 100 m backstroke when she wins event at the Beijing Olympics
2012 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Kiawah Island Golf Resort: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins by 8 strokes from Englishman David Lynn
2012 XXX Summer Olympic Games close in London, England
2016 Italian jockey Frankie Dettori aboard Predilection rides his 3,000th British winner at Newmarket
2016 Joseph Schooling of Singapore sets Olympic record 50.39 to win men’s 100m butterfly gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; rare 3-way tie for silver at 51.14, Michael Phelps (USA), Chad le Clos (South Africa) & László Cseh (Hungary)
2016 Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú wins her 4th medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics finishing 2nd in the women’s 200m backstroke; gold to American Maya DiRado in 2:05:99
2018 100th PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Bellerive CC: Brooks Koepka becomes only the 5th player to win 2 major titles in a calendar year (US Open 2018) when he beats Tiger Woods by 2 strokes
2019 Baltimore Orioles concede 7 home runs in doubleheader defeats against NY Yankees to break the American League single season HRs allowed record with 248 and counting

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