1870 British Open Men’s Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris, Jr. wins third straight title; again beats Bob Kirk, this time by 12 strokes
1879 Pim Mulier forms Royal Haarlemsche Football Club based in Haarlem, Netherlands; oldest existing club in Dutch football
1899 US Open Men’s Golf, Baltimore CC: Willie Smith wins by a comfortable 11 strokes from Scotsmen George Low & Val Fitzjohn and Bert Way of England
1902 Chicago Cubs infielders Tinker, Evers, & Chance turn their first double play together in a 6-3 win over Cincinnati
1912 Boston Red Sox pitcher ”Smoky” Joe Wood ties then MLB record of 16 straight wins with a 2-1 victory over St. Louis Browns at Sportsman’s Park
1922 Philadelphia catcher Butch Henline becomes first NLer to hit 3 HRs in a game since 1897 during Phillies’ 10-9 win over St. Louis Cardinals at the Baker Bowl
1923 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Germantown CC, Philadelphia: Bill Tilden wins 4th of 6 straight US singles titles; beats Bill Johnston 6-4, 6-1, 6-4
1928 St. Louis Cardinals set NL record of 18 men left-on-base; still beat Phillies, 8-6 at the Baker Bowl, Philadelphia
1928 Kent leg-spinner Alfred ”Tich” Freeman takes 2-102 and 4-75 for Rest of England vs Lancashire to become the only bowler to take 300 wickets (304) in an English cricket season
1940 3rd American Football League plays 1st game (Milw 14, Columbus 2)
1940 Chicago Tribune sponsors Ted Lyons Day (White Sox pitcher)
1946 Dodgers beat Cubs 2-0 in 5 inns, games called because of gnats
1947 Yanks clinch pennant #15
1950 For a record 6th time, NY Yankees’ first baseman Johnny Mize hits 3 HRs in one game
1952 Braves last game in Boston’s Braves Field before move to Milwaukee
1953 Boxing’s NBA adopts 10-pt-must-scoring-system (10 pts to round winner)
1957 SF Seals (Pacific Coast League) play their last game
1962 Australia’s 1st entry in America’s Cup yacht race (US wins)
1975 1st College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 17-3 in Foxborough
1978 Dodgers become 1st major league team to draw 3 million fans
1979 Red Sox Bob Watson is 1st to hit for cycle in AL & NL (Astros)
1985 Ryder Cup Golf, The Belfry: Europe beats US, 16½-11½; sole US loss in 50 years; Sam Torrance clinches for Europe beating Andy North, 1 up
1985 Yanks trade Jim Deshaies to Astros for 40-year-old Joe Niekro
1988 Lillehammer, Norway, upsets Anchorage to host 1994 Winter olympics
1988 Test Cricket debut of Ian Healy, vs Pakistan at Karachi
1990 Chicago White Sox Bobby Thigpen is 1st to record 50 saves
1991 Canadian Open Women’s Golf (du Maurier Classic), Vancouver GC: Nancy Scranton wins by 3 shots from Debbie Massey
1991 US women’s gymnastics team win 1st World Championships medal (silver)
1996 Presidents Cup Golf, Robert Trent Jones GC: Mark O’Meara and David Duval are undefeated as US edges International team, 16½-15½
2000 27th Olympic Games opens at Sydney, Australia
2002 Oakland quarterback Rich Gannon begins NFL record-tying (Kurt Warner, Steve Young) streak of 6 consecutive 300-yard passing games, throwing for 403 yards in Raiders’ 30-17 victory at Pittsburgh
2004 NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announces a lockout of the players union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office.
2019 Solheim Cup Women’s Golf, Gleneagles: Europe beats US, 14½-13½; Suzann Pettersen of Norway sinks 8-footer on 18th hole of final match to beat Marina Alex, 1-up and regain Cup

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