1804 Alicia Thornton becomes first female jockey in England riding at Knavesmire in Yorkshire
1895 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport R.I.: Fred Hovey beats defending champion Robert Wrenn 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 for his lone major singles title
1910 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport, RI: William Larned beats Tom Bundy 6-1, 5-7, 6-0, 6-8, 6-1 for his 4th consecutive US singles title
1917 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Robert Lindley Murray beats Nathaniel W. Niles 5-7, 8-6, 6-3, 6-3 for first of 2 straight US singles titles
1920 American swimmer Norman Ross wins his first of 3 gold medals at the Antwerp Olympics in dominating men’s 1,500m freestyle; also wins 400m freestyle and 4 x 200m freestyle relay
1920 Ethelda Bleibtrey leads an American medal sweep of the Antwerp Olympics women’s 100m freestyle with a world record 1:13.6; first US female Olympic champion
1920 Swedish divers sweep the medals in the men’s plain high diving event at the Antwerp Olympics; Arvid Wallman wins gold ahead of teammates Nils Skoglund & John Jansson
1921 Yankee pitcher Harry Harper hits 3 batters in an inning tying record
1922 Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game
1928 Tri-City Rugby Football Union forms consisting of Moose Jaw, Regina & Winnipeg
1936 3 Braves hit twice in an inning getting 2 hits each
1943 10th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 27, Washington 7 (48,471)
1951 Cleveland Indians win 16th straight home game
1952 Det Tiger Virgil Trucks 2nd no-hitter of yr, beats Yankees, 1-0
1954 Ivan Filin wins Berne marathon (2:25:26.6) (260m)
1960 XVII Summer Olympic Games open in Rome, Italy
1960 AFL begins placing players names on back of their jerseys
1967 Minn Twin Dean Chance 2nd no-hitter of month beats Cleveland, 2-1
1968 NY Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches second 2/3 innings and beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in second game and homered
1969 Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo)
1976 Yanks beat Twins 5-4 in 19 innings
1978 MLB baseball umpires stage a 1 day strike
1979 California Angels trounce Toronto Blue Jays, 24-2
1980 Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins arrested for possession of drugs
1983 Triple A baseball’s Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark
1990 Li Hui Rong of China sets triple jump woman’s record (47’8½”)
1991 Cubs Doug Dascenzo commits his 1st career error after 242 games
1991 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.62)
1991 Wanda Panfil wins 3rd female world champion marathon (2:29:53)
2004 Greek athlete Fani Chalkia comes out of retirement to compete in her home Olympics in Athens; wins 400m hurdles gold medal in 52.82
2004 Gal Fridman becomes Israel’s first Olympic gold medallist when he wins the men’s Mistral One Design windsurfing event at the Athens Games
2004 Olga Kuzenkova of Russia throws an Olympic record 75.02m to edge the field and win the women’s hammer throw gold medal at the Athens Games
2004 Cuba beats Australia 6-2 to win the baseball gold medal at the Athens Olympics; Japan takes bronze; US did not qualify
2004 Emanuel Rego & Ricardo Santos win Brazil’s first gold medal in men’s beach volleyball with a 21–16, 21–15 victory over Spanish pair Javier Bosma & Pablo Herrera
2019 Tour Championship, Men’s Golf, East Lake GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins by 4 strokes from Xander Schauffele; biggest winner’s prize in golf, US$15m
2019 Ben Stokes with an unbeaten 135 leads England to a record run chase of 362-9 and victory over Australia in the 3rd cricket Test at Headingley, Leeds; keeps Ashes Series alive at 1-1
2020 England’s James Anderson becomes first fast bowler to reach 600 wickets in Test cricket; Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali caught at first slip on 5th day of 3rd Test at Southampton
2020 Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito no-hits the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-0 at Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago

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