1889 First all-NYC ”World Championship” Baseball Series; New York Giants (NL) play Brooklyn Bridegrooms (AA); Giants go on to win series, 6-3
1902 7th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-0 in Birmingham
1918 NHL’s Quebec Bulldogs sold to a Toronto businessman P. J. Quinn
1930 Joseph Sylvester becomes 1st jockey to win 7 races in 1 day
1953 Willie Thrower becomes 1st black NFL quarterback in modern times
1963 IOC votes Mexico City to host 1968 Olympics
1964 Australian swimmer Kevin Berry sets world record 2:06.6 to beat American Carl Robie by 0.9s and win the men’s 200m backstroke gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
1967 MLB American League votes to allow Kansas City Athletics to move to Oakland, California & expand league to 12 teams in 1971 with Kansas City & Seattle teams – later accelerated to 1969 due to pressure from Kansas City politicians
1968 American long jumper Bob Beamon sets an incredible world record (8.90m, 29′ 2½”) in high altitude at the Mexico City Olympics; 0.55m (22”) improvement over previous world record
1968 American swimmer Don Schollander anchors US 4 × 200m freestyle relay team to world record 7:52.1 and the Olympic gold medal in Tokyo; Schollander’s 4th gold of the Games
1968 American athletes sweep the medals in the men’s 400m at the Mexico City Olympics; Lee Evans wins gold in world record 43.86s ahead of Larry James and Ron Freeman
1968 Polish sprinter Irena Szewińska runs a world record 22.58s to beat Australian Raelene Boyle by 0.16s and win the 200m gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
1968 A rare Australian 1-2 in track & field; Maureen Caird in Olympic record 10.39s beats teammate Pam Kilborn by 0.07s to win the 80m hurdles at the Mexico City Games
1974 1st NBA game at Market Square Arena – Pacers beat Spurs 129-121
1977 NY Yankees win their 21st World Championship, 4 games
1977 Yanks beat Dodgers 8-4 for 21st world championship, 1st in 15 years
1978 NY Islanders 1st scoreless tie, vs LA Kings
1980 Detroit blocks 21 Atlanta shots setting NBA record (double OT)
1981 NY Giant Joe Danelo ties NFL record of 6 field goals in a game
1992 1st non-American team to win a Baseball World Series game; Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta Braves, 5-4 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium
1992 Philadelphia Eagle Randall Cunningham sets NFL quarterback scramble record of 3,683
1995 NHL Winnipeg Jets sold to Americans who plan to move them to Phoenix
1999 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 1
2009 British Mercedes driver Jenson Button finishes 5th in Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to clinch his first F1 World Drivers Championship
2012 MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 0
2013 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2

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