1903 New Zealand’s All Blacks play their first Rugby Test Match against Australia’s Wallabies at the Sydney Cricket Ground; New Zealand win 22-3
1905 Philadelphia A’s future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Rube Waddell no-hits St Louis Browns, 2-0 in 5 innings
1912 Yankee Guy Zinn sets record by stealing home twice in a game
1925 White Sox Dickie Kerr, 1st appearance since winning 2 world series games in 1919
1931 Spakenburg soccer team forms
1936 Marshall Wayne and Elbert Root make it an American 1-2 in the 10m platform diving at the Berlin Olympics
1936 Americans make a clean sweep of the 3m diving medals via Marjorie Gestring, Katherine Rawls and Dorothy Poynton-Hill at the Berlin Olympics
1936 The Berlin Olympic fencing competition concludes with Italy winning 4 of the 7 gold medals and Hungary taking the other 3
1936 Annibale Frossi scores twice as Italy beats Austria 2-1 in extra time in the soccer final at the Berlin Olympics
1939 First night game at baseball’s Comiskey Park, Sox beat Browns 5-2
1945 Chandler sells World Series radio rights for $150,000 to Gillette, Ford had been World Series sponsor since 1934, pay $100,000 annually
1952 19th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Los Angeles 10, All-Stars 7 (88,316)
1958 25th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 35, Detroit 19 (70,000)
1960 CFL’s Calgary Stampeders move into McMahon Stadium
1960 Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 16-7 in Toronto (NFL expo)
1960 Mil Brave Lew Burdette no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0
1964 Fred Trueman takes 300th Test Cricket wicket (Neil Hawke)
1964 Phillies triple-play NY Mets
1964 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27′ 3½”
1966 Puerto Rican champion José Torres beats Eddie Cotton on points in Las Vegas to retain the WBC/WBA light-heavyweight boxing title
1970 Patricia Palinkas becomes 1st woman pro football player (Orlando)
1971 Charles Lismont wins Helsinki marathon (2:13:09.0)
1971 Despite crashing out on lap 36, Scotsman Jackie Stewart clinches his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship at the Austrian Grand Prix at Österreichring; French Tyrrell driver François Cevert wins the race
1974 Longest team (6) trampoline bouncing marathon (1,248 hours or 52 days)
1977 England regain cricket Ashes by taking a 3-0 series lead over Australia
1981 Robin Leamy of US swims record 7.98 kph for 50 m
1989 Giorgio Lamberti swims world record 200m free style (1:46.69)
1992 Striker Brian Deane scores both goals for Sheffield United in a season-opening 2-1 home win over Manchester United at Bramall Lane; first of Deane’s goals is the first in EPL’s inaugural season
1997 Dan Wilson hits Seattle Mariners 3,000th HR
2004 Bay of Plenty defeat Auckland 33-26 in Rugby Union to win NZ’s Ranfurly shield for the first time in the shield’s 102 year history and after 28 unsuccessful challenges
2004 South African 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Roland Schoeman, Lyndon Ferns, Darian Townsend & Ryk Neethling smash the world record with 3:13.17 at the Athens Olympics
2008 German swimmer Britta Steffen beats Australian Libby Trickett by 0.04 to win the blue ribband 100m freestyle gold medal at the Beijing Olympics
2008 American breaststroker Rebecca Soni avenges her defeat to Leisel Jones of Australia in the 100m when she swims world record 2:20.22 to beat Jones in 200m at the Beijing Olympics
2008 Despite China winning the women’s gymnastics team all-round gold medal at the Beijing Olympics, Americans Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson go 1-2 in the individual all-round
2009 12th Athletics World Championships open at Berlin, Germany
2010 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Whistling Straits GC: Martin Kaymer of Germany wins his first major title by 1 stroke in 3-hole aggregate playoff with Bubba Watson
2012 Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez becomes 23rd pitcher to throw a perfect game (1-0 vs Tampa Bay)
2016 Anita Włodarczyk of Poland sets a world record 82.29m to win the women’s hammer throw gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Zhang Wenxiu (China) silver, and Sophie Hitchon (Great Britain) bronze.
2016 Thiago Braz da Silva of Brazil sets an Olympic record 6.03m to win the men’s pole vault gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games
2016 Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas dives at the line to win the women’s 400m gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; beats American 6-time Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix by 0.07
2019 60th annual finger wrestling (Fingerhakeln) championships takes place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, part of Partenkirchner Festival week

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