1905 In early promotion of soccer in America, England Pilgrim Association XI beats All New York XI, 7-1 at the Polo Grounds, NY
1911 Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta Unions form Western Canada Rugby Football Union
1964 Braves ask NL to allow them to leave Milwaukee for Atlanta
1964 Polish 4×100m women’s relay team runs a world record 43.6 to beat the US by 0.3s and win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics; Teresa Ciepły, Irena Kirszenstein, Halina Górecka & Ewa Kłobukowska
1964 US 4 x 100m men’s relay team of Paul Drayton, Gerry Ashworth, Richard Stebbins & Bob Hayes run world record 39.0s to beat Poland by 0.3s and win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
1964 New Zealand athlete Peter Snell wins the 1,500m at the Tokyo Olympics; his second gold medal of the Games (800m); 3rd career gold
1964 American men’s 4×400m relay team beats Great Britain by 0.9s to set world record 3:00.7 and win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics; Ollan Cassell, Mike Larrabee, Ulis Williams & Henry Carr
1973 Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.
1973 23rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Benny Parsons wins
1974 NHL New York Islanders and goaltender Billy Smith’s 1st shut-out win, 5-0 vs Washington Capitals
1975 Red Sox Carlton Fisk’s 12th inning HR beats Reds 7-6 in game 6 of WS
1979 Ozzie Newsome begins NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions
1980 Phillies win their 1st World Championship in their 98-year history
1984 Cleveland Browns’ Steve Cox sets club record with a 60-yd field goal
1984 Steve Jones runs Chicago Marathon in world record 2:08:05
1985 Qasim Omar (206) & Javed Miandad (203*) make 397 stand v SL
1986 1st-class cricket debut of Andy Flower, ZCU Presidents XI v Young WI
1988 Boston Celtics beat Yugoslavia 113-85 in Madrid
1989 Betram Lee & Peter Bynoe purchase the Denver Nuggets for $65m – 1st African American owners of a major sports team,
1995 Mario Tremblay, selected 22nd NHL coach of Montreal Canadians
1997 Cleveland outfielder Marquis Grissom records a hit in his 15th straight World Series game; second longest 9 inning WS game (4:12) as Florida Marlins beat Indians, 14-11
1998 Baseball World Series: New York Yankees beat San Diego, 3-0 in Game 4 at Qualcomm Stadium to sweep Padres and win 2nd title in 3 years; MVP: Yankees 3rd baseman Scott Brosius
2001 MLB National League Championship: Arizona Diamondbacks beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 1
2004 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Houston Astros, 4 games to 3
2007 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 3
2007 Tennessee kicker Rob Bironas sets NFL record for most points scored in a game (no touchdowns) with 26 in the Titans 38-36 win v Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium, Houston
2009 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 1

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