1888 Chicago and All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, New Zealand
1899 American yacht Columbia beats the Shamrock challenge from Royal Ulster Yacht Club in 11th America’s Cup
1910 1st appearance of cork centered baseball in World Series
1910 Soccer team KFC forms in Alkmaar
1912 Hannes Kolehmainen runs world record marathon (2:29:39.2)
1924 1st Negro League World Series: KC Monarchs shuts out Hilldales, 5-0
1946 Frank Seno returns kickoff 105 yd, Chicago Cards vs NY Giants
1947 Radio rights for the Baseball World Series sell for $475,000 for 3 years
1955 Yanks begin 16-game exhibition in Japan
1964 Ann Packer of Great Britain runs a world record 2:01.1 to win the women’s 800m gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
1964 Tamara Press of the Soviet Union wins her second gold medal in 2 days by taking out the women’s shot put at the Tokyo Olympics; Press’ second consecutive Olympic shot put title
1967 Charlie Finley names Bob Kennedy 1st manager of Oakland A’s
1968 Mamo Wolde wins 16th Olympic marathon (2:20:26.4)
1968 Kenyan runner Kip Keino wins 1,500m gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics in 3:34.91 despite a severe gall bladder infection
1968 American Dick Fosbury using his unconventional technique wins the men’s high jump gold medal with 2.24m at the Mexico City Olympics; ”Fosbury Flop” becomes accepted most efficient technique
1968 American sprinter Jim Hines anchors US men’s 4 x 100m relay team to win his second gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics; with teammates Charles Greene, Mel Pender & Ronnie Ray Smith sets world record 38.24s
1968 US men’s 4 x 400m relay team of Vincent Matthews, Ron Freeman, Larry James & Lee Evans runs world record 2:56.16; easily beats Kenya & West Germany into the minor medals at the Mexico City Olympics
1968 US women’s 4 x 100m relay team sets world record 42.88s to win the gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics; Margaret Bailes, Barbara Ferrell, Mildrette Netter & Wyomia Tyus
1968 Margitta Gummel of East Germany throws world record 19.61m to beat teammate Marita Lange by 0.83m and win the women’s shot put gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
1976 NY Nets Julius ”Dr J” Erving sold to Philadelphia 76ers
1979 John Tate beats Gerrie Coetze in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1981 1st NBA game at Meadowlands Arena, NJ Nets lose to NY Knicks 103-99
1982 Baseball World Series: St. Louis Cardinals beat Milwaukee Brewers, 6-3 at Busch Stadium for 4 games to 3 series triumph; MVP: St. Louis catcher Darrell Porter
1982 During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.
1988 Reggie Rogers, Det Lion’s # 1 pick, kills 3 by driving intoxicated
1990 Baseball World Series: Cincinnati beats A’s, 2-1 at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum to sweep Oakland and win Reds’ 5th title; MVP: Reds’ pitcher José Rijo
1992 1st Baseball World Series game is played outside United States; Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta Braves, 3-2 in Game 3 at SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario
1993 Highest scoring, longest lasting World Series game – Toronto Blue Jays score 6 runs in 8th inning to defeat Philadelphia Phillies 15-14, in 4 hr-14 min slugfest at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia
1996 Braves Andruw Jones is youngest player to homer in World Series
1996 Wasim Akram (257) & Saqlain Mushtaq gets cricket Test record 313 for 8th wicket, vs Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura
1997 Richard Gnida, Limo driver in Detroit Red Wings crash, pleads guilty
2001 Despite 20-14 final round loss to Ireland in Dublin, England retains Six Nations Rugby Championship; set new records for points scored (229), tries scored (29) and overall points-difference (+149)
2004 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox come back from 0-3 to beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 3
2007 6th Rugby World Cup Final, Stade de France, Saint-Denis: Springboks fullback Percy Montgomery lands 4/4 penalties as South Africa beats England, 15-6
2018 All-England Lawn Tennis Club announces tie break to be used when scores reach 12-12 in deciding set at Wimbledon

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