1881 1st US men’s single tennis championships (Newport, Rhode Island)
1891 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport R.I.: Defending champion Oliver Campbell beats Clarence Hobart 2-6, 7-5, 7-9, 6-1, 6-2; second of 3 straight titles
1894 Phillies Billy Hamilton steals 7 bases
1900 Dodgers’ Brickyard Kennedy walks 6 straight Phillies
1903 New York Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Joe McGinnity wins his 3rd doubleheader of month, beating the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-1 and 9-2 at the Polo Grounds
1904 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport, RI: Holcombe Ward beats William Clothier 10-8, 6-4, 9-7 for his lone major singles title
1905 25th US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport, RI: Beals Wright beats defending champion Holcombe Ward 6-2, 6-1, 11-9 for his lone major singles title
1909 A J Reach Co patents cork-centered baseball
1909 Swedish runner Thure Johansson runs world record marathon (2:40:34.2) in Stockholm
1913 Soccer club PSV forms in Eindhoven, Netherlands
1915 Chicago White Sox Jimmy Lavender no-hits NY Giants, 2-0
1918 Boston Red Sox, win earliest AL pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)
1934 1st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 0, All-Stars 0 (79,432)
1935 Chicago White Sox Vern Kennedy no-hits Cleveland Indians, 5-0
1938 5th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 28, Washington 16 (74,250)
1947 NY Giants set season record for HRs by a club 183 (en route to 221)
1954 Indians beat Yanks 6-1 for record tying 26 wins in August (1931 A’s)
1954 Cincinnati 1st baseman Ted Kluszewski hits 2 HRs in a 9-3 loss v Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia; 1st Redleg to ever hit 40 MLB HRs, en route to season total 49
1959 48th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (3-2)
1960 US sweeps the medals in the shot put at the Rome Olympics; Bill Nieder wins gold with 19.68m ahead of countrymen Parry O’Brien and Dallas Long
1966 Referee Leo Horn whistles his last soccer match (Ajax-Bulgaria)
1968 68th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bruce Fleisher
1968 Gary Sobers becomes the first cricketer to hit 6 sixes in one over
1970 59th Davis Cup: USA beats Germany in Cleveland (5-0)
1971 Adrienne Beames runs female world record marathon (2:46:30)
1972 Lasse Viren runs Olympic/world record 10,000m (27:38.4)
1972 American 4 x 200m freestyle relay team of John Kinsella, Fred Tyler, Steve Genter & Mark Spitz swim a world record 7:35.78 to beat West Germany for the gold medal at the Munich Olympics
1972 Australian swimmer Gail Neall with a world record 5:02.97 wins the 400m individual medley gold medal at the Munich Olympics
1980 80th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Hal Sutton
1981 Dirk Wellham scores 103 on Test Cricket debut, v England at Lord’s
1981 MLB Kansas City Royals fire manager Jim Frey, replace him with Dick Howser
1984 Pinklon Thomas beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1987 Curtis Strange sets golf’s earning for year record ($697,385)
1987 The Great Potato Incident: Minor league Williamsport Bills catcher Dave Bresnahan attempts to lure an opposing baserunner off third base using a potato carved to look like a baseball. Umpire calls runner safe, and the catcher is fined $50 and released by the team [1] [2]
1990 Dennis Eckersley saves his 40th game of the season
1991 Houston QB David Klingler sets NCAA record with 6 touchdown passes in the 2nd quarter as the Cougars clobbered Louisiana Tech 73-3
1993 Minnesota Twins beat Cleveland Indians 5-4 in 22 innings
1997 Eddie George runs for 216 yards on 35 carries and scores a touchdown as the Oilers, playing their first NFL game in Tennessee, beat Oakland 24-21 in overtime at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis
2019 Minnesota Twins smash 6 HRs in 10-7 loss to the Tigers in Detroit; break MLB record by hitting 268th home run of the season

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