1901 National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, better known as Minor League Baseball is formed at the Leland Hotel in Chicago
1906 St. Louis University quarterback Bradbury Robinson throws first legal forward pass in the history of American football for a TD to Jack Schneider at Carroll College, Waukesha, Wisconsin; St. Louis wins, 22-0
1908 Brooklyn Superbas pitcher Nap Rucker no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0 at Washington Park, Brooklyn
1913 Phillies & Braves tie record of only 1 run in a double header, Phillies win 1st game 1-0, then a scoreless tie into 10th
1916 US National Championship Men’s Tennis: R. Norris Williams beats Bill Johnston 4-6, 6-4, 0-6, 6-2, 6-4 for his 2nd and final US singles crown
1918 Due to WWI, 15th Baseball World Series begins a month early; Boston Red Sox defeat Chicago Cubs, 1-0 at Comiskey Park
1922 17th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in New York (4-1)
1923 Flyweights Gene LaRue & Kid Pancho KO each other simultaneously
1938 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Philadelphia, PA: US retain title as Don Budge beats Australian Adrian Quist 8-6, 6-1, 6-2 for unbeatable 3-1 lead; ends 3-2
1939 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Haverford, PA: John Bromwich beats American Frank Parker 6-0, 6-3, 6-1 to give Australia the title, 3-2
1946 Joe Garagiola plays his 1st major league baseball game, in his hometown of St. Louis; 2 RBI’s in Cardinals’ win over Chicago Cubs
1948 Davis Cup, Forest Hills, NY: 3 straight titles for US as Gardnar Mulloy & Bill Talbert beat Australians Colin Long & Bill Sidwell 8-6, 9-7, 2-6, 7-5 for unassailable 3-0 lead; ends 5-0
1949 US National Championship Men’s Tennis: Pancho Gonzales beats fellow American Ted Schroeder 16-18, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4; longest singles final match by games (67), before tiebreaker introduction
1949 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Margaret Osborne duPont beats fellow American Doris Hart 6-4, 6-1
1950 98.3 cm rainfall at Yankeetown, Florida (state record)
1950 US National Championship Men’s Tennis: American Art Larsen beats countryman Herb Flam 6-3, 4-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 for his only Grand Slam title
1950 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: In an all-American final Margaret Osborne duPont beats Doris Hart 6-3, 6-3 for her third consecutive US singles crown
1955 Dodger Don Newcombe hits NL pitcher record 7th HR of season
1960 Future world middleweight boxing champion Nino Benvenuti of Italy beats Yuri Radonyak of the Soviet Union to win welterweight gold medal at the Rome Olympics
1962 Atletico Madrid of Spain win 2nd European Cup Winner’s Cup against ACF Fiorentina of Italy 3-0 in Stuttgart (replay)
1962 Cubs Ken Hubbs sets 2nd base record for consecutive errorless games at 78 & consecutive errorless chances (418), he errors in the 4th
1971 Astros pitcher J R Richard debut, strikes out 15 Giants in a 5-3 win
1971 NY Mets Don Hahn hits 1st inside the park homer at Phillies Vet
1972 11 Israeli athletes taken hostage and later killed by Palestinian Black September group at the Munich Olympics
1973 1st one-day Cricket international for WI (v Eng) – lose by 1 wicket
1977 Cleveland Indians stage 1st ”I hate the Yankee Hanky Night”
1979 Oakland A’s pitcher Matt Keough beats Milwaukee Brewers, 6-1 for first win after 14 straight losses, ended 1978 with 18 defeats (1 shy of the MLB record 19)
1982 US Men’s Amateur Golf Championship, The Country Club: Jay Sigel wins 8 & 7 over David Tolley
1988 CFL’s Earl Winfield (Ham) scores TDs on 101-yd punt return, 100-yd kickoff return & 58-yd pass reception
1992 Dan O’Brien sets world record decathlon (8891 pts)
1994 Jingyi Le swims world record 100m women’s freestyle (54.01 sec)
1997 Athens in Greece, selected to host 2004 Olympics
1997 Orioles beat Yankes 13-9 in longest 9 inning game
2020 146th Kentucky Derby: 8-1 underdog Authentic with John R. Velazquez aboard holds off heavy favourite Tiz the Law to give trainer Bob Baffert his record-tying 6th Derby win
2021 Tour Championship, Men’s Golf, East Lake GC, GA: Patrick Cantlay claims richest prize in golf ($15m) with 1 stroke win over Jon Rahm; runner-up Rahm pockets $5m

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