1876 Talks begin to set up a football club in Ottawa
1879 Thomas Ray becomes youngest to break a world track & field record pole-vaulting 11′ 2½” at age 17 years & 198 days
1901 11 baseball games canceled due to funeral of President William McKinley
1912 Soccer team NAC (Noad Advendo Combination) forms in Breda
1921 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Germantown CC, Philadelphia: Bill Tilden successfully defends title; beats Wallace F. Johnson 6-1, 6-3, 6-1
1925 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins 6th consecutive US title; beats Bill Johnston for 4th straight year 4-6, 11-9, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
1931 Lefty Grove wins his 30th game of season over White Sox, 2-1
1933 NY Giants clinch the pennant
1948 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Pancho Gonzales wins first of 2 consecutive US singles titles; beats Eric Sturgess 6-2, 6-3, 14-12
1948 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Margaret Osborne duPont wins first of 3 straight US singles crowns; beats Louise Brough Clapp 4-6, 6-4, 15-13
1966 Mike Burke named Yankees pres
1971 New York City Marathon: inaugural women’s race won by Beth Bonner in 2:55:22; 2nd men’s race won by Norman Higgins in 2:22:54
1973 NL refuses to allow San Diego Padres move to Washington, D.C.
1982 New Orleans Saints 1st road shutout victory beating Chicago Bears 10-0
1986 Chicago White Sox Joe Crowley no-hits California Angels, 7-1
1986 Australian cricketer Dean Jones scores 210 v India at Madras
1988 US women’s all-round gymnastics team is controversially penalised 0.5 after compulsory round at the Seoul Olympics; substitute an alternate athlete on uneven bars medal podium; Americans finish 4th just 0.3 behind East Germany
1988 Australian swimmer Duncan Armstrong sets world record 1:47.25 to win the 200m freestyle gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; beats Anders Holmertz of Sweden by 0.64
1988 British swimmer Adrian Moorehouse wins 100m breaststroke gold medal in 1:02.04 at the Seoul Olympics; edges Károly Güttler of Hungary by 0.01
1989 Appeals court restores America’s Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US’s use of a catamaran)
1992 Sergei Boebka pole vaults world record (6.13m)
1993 Tom Glavine wins 20 games in 3 straight years
1993 San Diego Chargers’ kicker John Carney boots 6 field goals in an 18-17 win over Houston to set a new NFL record with 29 consecutive field goals made
1995 Padres Ken Caminiti switch hits HRs in 3rd of 4 games
1999 Federation Cup Women’s Tennis, Stanford, California: Lindsay Davenport beats Elena Likhovtseva of Russia 6-4, 6-4 to give US an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends, 4-1) and their record extending 16th title
2004 Ryder Cup Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Europe retains Cup wins 18½-9½; victory margin largest by a European team in history of the event
2015 Japan beats South Africa 34-32 in Brighton, England in the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history
2017 New MLB record for most home runs in a season, no. 5,694 hit by Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals

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