1884 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport R.I.: Richard Sears makes it 4 straight US singles titles; beats Howard Taylor 6-0, 1-6, 6-0, 6-2
1890 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport R.I.: Oliver Campbell beats 2-time defending champion Henry Slocum 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
1894 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport R.I.: Defending champion Robert Wrenn beats Irishman Manliff Goodbody 6-8, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
1901 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport, RI: William Larned beats Beals Wright 6-2, 6-8, 6-4, 6-4 for the first of 7 US singles titles
1902 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport, RI: Defending champion William Larned beats Englishman R.F. Doherty 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 8-6
1908 Calgary City Rugby Football Club re-organizes as the Tigers
1909 Future Baseball HOF pitcher Jack Chesbro’s final game for NY Highlanders; 17-6 loss to the Tigers at Bennett Park, Detroit
1909 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport, RI: William Larned beats William Clothier 6-1, 6-2, 5-7, 1-6, 6-1 for his 3rd straight & 5th overall US singles title
1910 Using twenty 137,000 candlepower arc lights, 2 amateur baseball teams play a night game at White Sox Park
1911 Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh no-hits Boston Red Sox, 5-0 at White Sox Park
1918 Christy Mathewson resigns as Cincinnati Reds manager to accept a commission as a captain in chemical warfare branch of US Army
1920 American diver Louis Kuehn leads a US medal sweep in the men’s 3m springboard event at the Antwerp Olympics; teammates Clarence Pinkston & Louis Balbach take the minor medals
1921 J E Clair of Acme Packing Co of Green Bay granted an NFL franchise
1928 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Helen Wills defeats fellow American Helen Jacobs 6–2, 6–1 for her 5th of 7 US singles crowns
1937 Brooklyn Dodger Fred Frankhouse no-hits Cin, 5-0 in 7 2/3 inn game
1952 Having already won 5,000m and 10,000m gold medals, Czech star Emil Zátopek claims rare Olympic treble taking out Helsinki Games marathon in OR 2:23:03.2
1960 Anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)
1960 Australian swimmer John Devitt controversially wins the 100m freestyle gold medal at the Rome Olympics; recorded same time 55.2 as silver medallist American Lance Larson
1960 British swimmer Anita Lonsbrough sets 200m breaststroke world record 2:49.5 to beat German pair Wiltrud Urselmann & Barbara Göbel for the gold medal at the Rome Olympics
1966 Oakland Pitcher Paul Lindblad begins a 385 cons errorless streak
1974 NY Met Benny Ayala hits a HR in his 1st at bat
1975 1st night match at US Tennis Open (Parun defeats Smith)
1975 Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world
1976 Transsexual Renee Richards barred from competing in US Tennis Open
1977 Toby Harrah and Bump Wills hit back-to-back inside-the-park-homers off Yankee Ken Clay at Yankee Stadium, Rangers won 8-2
1978 Dutch cyclist Gerrie Knetemann wins UCI Road World C’ship from Francesco Moser of Italy and Dane Jorgen Marcussenin in Nürburg, West Germany
1978 Yankee Catfish Hunter’s 6-2 win gives him a perfect 6-0 in Aug 1978
1985 Mary Joe Fernández at 14 years 8 days old becomes youngest player to win at the US Tennis Open; beats England’s Sara Gomer 6-1, 6-4 in a 1st round match
1990 Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats
1990 Rosa Mota wins female marathon (2:31:27)
1992 CFL revokes BC Lions franchise
1992 Mets trade David Cone to Toronto for Jeff Kent & Ryan Thompson
1995 Canadian Open Women’s Golf (du Maurier Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Jenny Lidback wins by 1 stroke from Liselotte Neumann of Sweden
2004 China’s first ever gold in Olympic Games men’s track and field; Liu Xiang wins 110m hurdles in Athens, equalling Colin Jackson’s 1993 world record time of 12.91 seconds
2004 German kayaker Birgit Fischer wins gold in K-4 500m & silver in K-2 500m in Athens; first woman in any sport to win gold medals at 6 different Olympics, gold 24 years apart, and 1st person to win 2 or more medals in 5 different Games
2004 Timothy Mack vaults an Olympic record 5.95m to win the pole vault gold medal from fellow American Toby Stevenson (5.90m) at the Athens Olympics
2004 Osleidys Menéndez of Cuba throws an Olympic record 71.53m to easily beat German Steffi Nerius for the women’s javelin gold medal at the Athens Games
2004 In a huge upset in the men’s basketball semi final at the Athens Olympics, Argentina beats a star-studded but unsettled US team 89-81; they go on to take gold and US bronze
2004 Australia wins its first ever Olympic men’s field hockey gold medal with a 2-1 win a.e.t. against the Netherlands in Athens
2006 The Tradition Senior Men’s Golf, Reserve Vineyards & GC: Eduardo Romero of Argentina wins first of 2 Champions Tour majors with birdie on 1st playoff hole against Lonnie Nielsen
2011 13th Athletics World Championships open at Daegu, South Korea
2011 Australia claims final Tri Nations Rugby Series with 25-20 win over New Zealand in Brisbane; Argentina’s Pumas join competition the following year; series rebranded The Rugby Championship
2017 Canadian Open Women’s Golf, Ottawa Hunt GC: Park Sung-hyun of South Korea wins by 2 from Mirim Lee
2018 Reigning French Open tennis champion Simona Halep becomes first top-seeded woman to lose in 1st round of the U.S. Open; loses to Kaia Kanepi 6-2, 6-4; first match at newly renovated Louis Armstrong Stadium
2019 Race car driver Jessi Combs dies while setting new fastest women’s land speed record of 522.783 mph at Alvord Desert, Oregon (posthumously awarded 2020)

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