1879 British Open Men’s Golf, St Andrews: Scotsman Jamie Anderson wins by 3 shots from countrymen Jamie Allen & Andrew Kirkaldy; 3rd consecutive title
1881 Chicago Cubs beat Troy 10-8 before record small ”crowd” of 12
1905 Boston’s Bill Dinneen no-hits Chicago White Sox, 2-0
1914 Cleveland 2nd baseman Nap Lajoie collects his 3,000th hit
1917 EHC soccer team forms in Hoensbroek Neth
1919 Pitcher Bob Shawkey sets then Yank record with 15 strike-outs
1921 MLB NY Yankees beat Cleveland Indians 21-7 at Polo Grounds, NYC
1921 American swimmer Johnny Weismuller sets his first 2 world records in the 100m and 150yd freestyle events the A.A.U. Nationals meet in Brighton Beach, NY
1930 Cub’s Hack Wilson’s 2 HRs give him NL record 56 HRs
1931 MLB’s Lou Gehrig completes his 6th straight season, playing in every game (.3486) Jim Bottomley (.3481)
1931 Closest NL batting race ends St. Louis Cardinals Chick Hafey’s .34889 beats N.Y. Giants Bill Terry’s .34861 [1]
1935 Chicago Cubs win 21st consecutive game & clinch NL pennant
1936 First baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game for the St. Louis Cardinals; manages Brooklyn/LA Dodgers for 23 years
1936 Boston Redskins and Brooklyn Dodgers play one of only 4 penalty free games in NFL history; Boston wins 14-3 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
1939 White Sox host 1st ”day-night” doubleheader, lose to Cleve, 5-2 & 7-5
1940 Floyd Giebells, 1st game, 2-0 pennant clinching beating Bob Feller
1940 Yankees, lose to A’s & eliminated from pennant for 1st time since 1935
1942 NY Giants beat Wash Redskins 14-7 without making a 1st down
1953 St Louis Browns play last game in Sportsman’s Park, losing 100th game
1957 American MLB San Francisco Giants rent Pacific Coast League San Francisco Seals Stadium until Candlestick Park is built in 1960
1959 Braves & Dodgers finish in a tie (86-68)
1964 Despite 3 HRs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves
1964 Phillies 7th straight loses sends them into 2nd place
1968 Cardinals’ super pitcher Bob Gibson’s 13th shutout of year
1970 Ken Boswell sets 2nd baseman record of 85 games without an error
1972 1st game at Nassau Coliseum, Rangers beat Islanders 6-4 (exhibition)
1977 Phillies clinch 2nd straight NL East Division title
1980 Marvin Hagler defeats Alan Minter to claim boxing’s world Middleweight championship in London. They have to be escorted away by police after a riot forms.
1987 Ryder Cup Golf, Muirfield Village GC: Europe beats US, 15-13; after 13-0 unbeaten record spanning 60 years, US loses for first time on home soil
1987 NFL players’ strike begins in the US
1987 Atlanta Braves Phil Niekro’s final MLB appearance, he surrenders for 5 runs in 3 innings against the San Francisco Giants
1988 East German cyclist Olaf Ludwig wins the men’s road race in 4:32:22 at the Seoul Olympics; beats West German pair Bernd Gröne & Christian Henn
1990 Tour de France champion Greg LeMond visits White House
1991 1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (NY Islanders vs Boston Bruins)
1992 LA Dodgers for 1st time in history clinch last place
1992 Pittsburgh Pirates win their 3rd straight NL East title
1996 Baltimore Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck
2005 Atlanta Braves clinch their 14th straight division title thanks to Philadelphia’s loss to the New York Mets
2014 New Zealand’s All Blacks scores 4 tries to beat Argentina, 34-13 in La Plata and claim their 3rd straight Rugby Championship; All Blacks first five eighth Beauden Barrett kicks 6 from 6

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