1897 US Open Men’s Golf, Chicago GC: Englishman Joe Lloyd wins his only major title by 1 stroke over runner-up Willie Anderson of Scotland; last 36-hole US Open
1920 National Football League is born in Canton, Ohio; 12 teams pay $100 each to join American Professional Football Association; renamed the NFL in 1922
1922 Cyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world sprint champ
1927 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Forest Hills NY: Frenchman Rene Lacoste successfully defends title; beats Bill Tilden 11-9, 6-3, 11-9
1928 Pitcher Ray Boggs hits 3 batters in 1 inning
1928 US National Championship Men’s Tennis: Frenchman Henri Cochet wins his only US title; beats American Frank Hunter 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
1931 Red Sox Earl Webb sets record with 65 en route to 67 doubles
1937 1st NFL game in Washington, D.C.; Redskins beat NY Giants 13-3
1949 Ryder Cup Golf, Ganton GC: US beats Great Britain, 7-5; Americans win 6 of 8 singles matches to claim victory
1950 San Francisco 49ers (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, lose 21-17
1956 Yanks clinch pennant #22 on Mantle’s 50th homer of year
1961 Minnesota Vikings’ 1st NFL game (beat Chicago Bears 37-13)
1966 Cleve pitchers set AL record striking out 19 batters in 1st 9 innings
1967 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL game, they lose to LA Rams 27-13
1968 Gaylord Perry (Giants) no-hits St Louis Cardinals, 1-0
1974 Courageous (US) beats Southern Cross (Aust) in 23rd America’s Cup
1977 Ryder Cup Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes: US wins 12½-7½; last time a Great Britain & Ireland team competes for Ryder Cup
1977 Dave Kingman hits his 1st Yankee homer, Reggie hits 2 more
1978 After 6 losses to the New York Yankees in September, the Boston Red Sox finally score a 7-3 win over their arch rivals at Yankee Stadium
1983 Chicago White Sox clinch their 1st-ever AL West championship
1988 24th Olympic games open at Seoul, Korea
1988 Jeff Reardon becomes 1st to record 40 or more saves in both AL & NL
1989 NYC court of appeals overturns lower court decision & returns America’s Cup back to US (from NZ)
1991 4,355 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
1992 NFL decides to suspend World League Football
1996 Dodger Hideo Nomo no-hits Colorado Rockies, 9-0 at Coors Field
2006 Federation Cup Women’s Tennis, Charleroi, Belgium: Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium withdraws with an injured knee with decisive doubles match level at 1-set all; Italy wins first ever title, 3-2
2017 Evian Championship Women’s Golf, Evian Resort GC: Anna Nordqvist of Sweden beats Brittany Altomare at 1st sudden-death playoff hole; event reduced to 54 holes after day 1 abandoned (bad weather)

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