1900 Start of first and only Olympic cricket match in Paris; GB beats France by 158 runs
1903 Philadelphia Phillies suffer record 9th straight postponed game
1909 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of automobile race Indianapolis 500, opens in Speedway, Indiana
1917 Sunday benefit baseball game at NYC’s Polo Grounds results in John McGraw & Christy Mathewson’s arrest for violating Blue laws
1932 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Helen Jacobs beats Carolin Babcock Stark 6-2, 6-2 for her first of 4 straight US singles crowns
1941 Baseball umpire Jocko Conlan ejects Pirate manager Frankie Frisch for coming out on field holding an umbrella to get a rainout
1953 England regains cricket Ashes from Australia after winning series 1-0
1955 US raises import duty on bicycles 50%
1957 NY Giants board of directors vote 8-1 to move their baseball franchise to San Francisco in 1958 [1]
1962 Homer Blancos plays finest round in golf, shooting a 55
1965 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jim Maloney throws his second no-hitter of the season in 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs
1969 Chicago Cub Ken Holtzman no-hits Atlanta Braves, 3-0
1982 Renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec
1983 Dodgers trade Dave Stewart & Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycut
1988 NY Rangers sign ex-Canadien great Guy LaFluer
1990 Dodger Jose Offerman hits HR in his 1st at bat
1992 Romesh Kaluwitharana scores 132 on Test Cricket debut (SL v Australia)
1992 Sri Lanka make their highest cricket score ever 8-547 v Australia
1993 34th Walker Cup: US, 19-5
1993 Sally Gunnell runs women’s world record 400m hurdles (52.74”)
1995 Bruce Seldon TKOs Joe Hipp in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1997 NY Yank 3rd baseman Wade Boggs pitches a scoreless inning vs Anaheim
2004 US gymnast Carly Patterson becomes the 2nd American woman to win the all-around gold medal, and 1st to win at a non-boycotted Olympic games, when she takes gold in Athens
2004 American swimmer Aaron Peirsol wins the men’s 200m backstroke in Olympic record 1:54.95, giving him the 100/200m backstroke double at the Athens Olympics
2004 Australian swimmer Jodie Henry records 53.84 to win the blue ribband 100m freestyle gold medal ahead of Dutch star Inge de Bruijn at the Athens Olympics
2007 Canadian Open Women’s Golf, Royal Mayfair GC: Mexican Lorena Ochoa wins by 3 from Paula Creamer
2007 The Tradition Senior Men’s Golf, Crosswater Club: Mark McNulty of Zimbabwe wins lone career major title by 5 strokes from David Edwards
2008 Chris Hoy encapsulates British dominance of track cycling at the Beijing Olympics beating teammate Jason Kenny to win the sprint, adding to his keirin and team sprint gold medals
2008 Britain’s Victoria Pendleton beats Anna Mears in the women’s cycling sprint final at the Beijing Olympics; GB dominates the track winning 7 of 10 gold medals
2008 Reigning world champion, Christine Ohuruogu wins the women’s 400m at the Beijing Olympics; GB’s 50th gold medal in Olympic track & field competition
2008 The men’s gymnastics program at the Beijing Olympics concludes with the home team from China dominating the medals tally takes 7 of 8 gold medals; Zou Kai wins 3
2016 Tajikistan’s Dilshod Nazarov throws 78.68m to win the men’s hammer throw gold medal the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; first gold medal for Tajikistan in Olympic history
2016 Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya goes one better than her London silver medal when she wins women’s 5,000m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; runs Olympic record time of 14:26.17
2016 Colombian BMX rider Mariana Pajón successfully defends her Olympic title when she beats American Alise Post in the final in Rio de Janeiro
2016 A 6-way tie for first place in the final of the equestrian individual jumping competition at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Nick Skelton of Great Britain wins gold medal jump-off
2016 Great Britain upsets the heavily favoured Netherlands to win the women’s field hockey gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after drawing 3-3 in regulation time; win dramatic penalty shootout, 2-0
2016 Germany beats Sweden 2-1 in the women’s football gold medal match at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; 52,432 at the Maracanã Stadium
2016 Chloe Esposito of Australia sets Olympic record overall score of 1,372 points to win the women’s modern pentathlon in Rio de Janeiro. Élodie Clouvel of France second (1,356 points), Oktawia Nowacka of Poland third (1,349)
2016 Kiley Neushul scores 3 goals as the US women’s water polo team routs Italy 12-5 to win the gold medal in Rio de Janeiro and retain their Olympic title

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