1877 American outlaw John Wesley Hardin, wanted for murder, is arrested by Texas Rangers on a train in Pensacola, Florida
1883 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport R.I.: Two-time defending champion Richard Sears wins 3rd straight title; beats James Dwight 6-2, 6-0, 9-7
1905 Chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings
1906 Cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game
1907 Australasian Championships Men’s Tennis, Brisbane : Australian Horace Rice beats Harry Parker of New Zealand 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
1908 NY Giants scores shown on electric diamonds known as ”Compton’s Baseball Bulletin” at Madison Square Garden
1918 Chicago Cubs, win earliest pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)
1918 Sect Baker grants extended exemption to World Series players
1919 Having pitched into the 9th inning Cleveland’s Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning; goes on to record final out for Indians’ 2-1 win over Philadelphia A’s
1922 1st Phillie to hit for cycle (Cy Williams)
1929 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Helen Wills Moody beats England’s Phoebe Holcroft Watson 6-4, 6-2 for her 3rd straight and 6th overall US singles title
1945 Cleveland ace Bob Feller returns from Navy & strike out 12
1957 At age 17 future England soccer striker Jimmy Greaves scores on his First Division debut for Chelsea against Tottenham Hotspur in a 1–1 draw at White Hart Lane
1958 Sergei Popov wins Stockholm marathon (2:15:17.0) (WR)
1963 John Pennel is first person to pole-vault 17′
1973 Garry Sobers scores 26th & last Test Cricket ton 150 v Eng Lord’s
1975 SF Giant Ed Halick no-hits NY Giants, 6-0
1979 NFL fans (60,916) choose old Patriots logo over new
1982 KCs’ John Wathan steals 31st en route to 36 base for catcher’s record
1989 Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling
1991 Taiwan captures its 15th Little League World Series, 11-0
1992 1st structural steel beams are erected at Jacobs Field (now Progressive Field) baseball stadium in Cleveland, Ohio
1992 NFL Cleveland Browns suffer their worst pre-season loss, 56-3, to Minnesota Vikings
1993 Padres scores 14 in 1st vs Cardinals
1994 Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m free style (14:41.66)
1994 Kieren Perkins swims world record 800m free style (7:46.00)
1997 97th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Joel Kribel
2004 Kenyan runners sweep the medals in the 3000m steeplechase at the Athens Olympics; Ezekiel Kemboi wins gold ahead of Brimin Kipruto and Paul Kipsiele Koech
2004 Moroccan super star athlete Hicham El Guerrouj wins 1st leg of his 1,500/5,000m double at the Athens Olympics in 3:34.18
2004 Roman Šebrle of the Czech Republic (8,893 points OR) edges American Bryan Clay (8,820) in the decathlon at the Athens Olympics
2004 Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia vaults 4.91m to break her own pole vault world record and win the gold medal from teammate Svetlana Feofanova at the Athens Olympics
2004 Americans Kerri Walsh and Misty May team up to win the women’s beach volleyball gold at the Athens Olympics beating Brazilian pair Shelda Bede & Adriana Behar 21–17, 21–11
2007 11th Athletics World Championships open at Osaka, Japan
2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing becomes the most watched event on TV ever – nearly 5 billion, 70% of world’s population
2008 Samuel Wansiru becomes first Kenyan to win the men’s Olympic marathon in Beijing; wins in Olympic record time; silver medallist Joauad Gharib of Morocco also faster than OR, yet 44 seconds behind
2008 Dániel Varga & Péter Biros score 3 goals each as Hungary wins the men’s water polo gold medal at the Beijing Olympics; third consecutive Olympic gold medal
2014 Canadian Open Women’s Golf, London Hunt CC: Ryu So-yeon wins by 2 from fellow South Korean Na Yeon Choi

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