1862 British Open Men’s Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris Sr retains his title; beats Willie Park Sr. by 3 strokes
1886 6th America’s Cup: Mayflower (NY Yacht Club) beats Galatea (Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club, Scotland) for 2-0 series victory
1890 British Open Men’s Golf, Prestwick GC: John Ball becomes first Englishman and first amateur to win the Open; beats Willie Fernie and Archie Simpson by 3 strokes
1895 FA Cup stolen in Birmingham
1912 Netherland Olympic Committee forms
1918 Baseball World Series: Boston Red Sox beat Chicago Cubs, 2-1 at Fenway Park for 4-2 series win; Sox 5th WS title
1923 After a single, Red Sox Howard Ehmke retires next 27 Yanks
1923 Bernie Neis, hits the 1,000th Dodger home run
1926 21st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (4-1), for their 7th straight championship
1926 Yanks’ Bob Meusel ties record with 3 sacrifice flies
1933 Antwerps Sportpaleis, the largest indoor arena in Europe opens; renovated 2010-13
1936 A’s pitcher Horace Lisenbee gives up 26 hits in a game
1937 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American Don Budge wins first of 2 straight US titles; beats Gottfried von Cramm of Germany 6-1, 7-9, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
1937 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Anita Lizana of Chile becomes first Latin American to win a major; beats Jadwiga Jędrzejowska of Poland 6-4, 6-2
1955 US National Championship Women’s Tennis: Defending champion Doris Hart beats Patricia Ward Hales of England 6-4, 6-2
1959 Elroy Face’s 22 game winning streak ends as Dodgers beat Pirates 5-4
1959 Baltimore starter Jerry Walker pitches all 16 innings as the Orioles edge the Chicago White Sox, 1-0 at Memorial Stadium
1960 17th Olympic games close in Rome Italy
1965 Braves 2nd straight one-hitter against the Mets
1966 Johnny Miller becomes 1st New York Yankee to hit a HR on his 1st MLB at bat; his 2nd HR came on his final MLB at bat in 1969
1972 XX Summer Olympic Games close in Munich, German FR
1976 Minnie Minoso bats for White Sox after a 12-year hiatus (hitless)
1982 US Open Women’s Tennis: Chris Evert wins her 6th and final US title, beating Hana Mandlíková 6-3, 6-1
1983 Pittsburgh running back Franco Harris runs for 118 yards in Steelers 25-21 win at Green Bay to become the only the third player in NFL history to rush for 11,000 yards
1985 Sri Lanka score their 1st Test Cricket victory, by 149 runs v India
1988 Sports Aid-jogging to feed the world
1991 NY Yankees final game at Baltimore Oriole’s Memorial Stadium
1991 Atlanta Braves Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers & Alejandro Pena pitched 1st combined no-hitter in NL, beating San Diego Padres, 1-0
1995 Ohio’s Governor Voinovich proclaims ”Cleveland Indians Day”
2004 US Open Women’s Tennis: In an all-Russian final Svetlana Kuznetsova wins her first Grand Slam title; beats Elena Dementieva 6-3, 7-5
2014 South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is found not guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (and is later found guilty of culpable homicide)
2018 James Anderson takes his 564th Test wicket to become the most prolific fast bowler in cricket history as England beats India by 118 runs in the 5th Test at The Oval for a 4-1 series victory; Alistair Cook’s final Test
2021 US Open Women’s Tennis: Emma Raducanu ends Britain’s 44-year wait for a women’s Grand Slam singles title beating Leylah Fernandez of Canada 6-4, 6-3; first qualifier to win a major title in Open era

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