1888 Scottish vet John Boyd Dunlop patents pneumatic bicycle tyre
1907 Calgary City Rugby Football Club’s 1st game defeating Strathcona Rugby Foot-ball Club 15-0 at Calgary
1908 IV Summer (Modern) Olympic Games close in London
1921 Federation Sportive Feminine International forms (1st woman track & field association)
1967 SF Giants Mike McCormick wins NL Cy Young Award
1968 Milwaukee Bucks win their 1st game beating Detroit 138-118 (6th game)
1976 Pakistani cricketer Javed Miandad scores 206 v NZ, aged 19 yrs 141 days (29 fours 1 six)
1985 Last day in Test cricket for Pakistan’s Zaheer Abbas
1987 American jockey Chris Antley becomes first rider to win 9 races in a day (4 at Aqueduct / 5 at The Meadowlands)
1987 A pair in Coventry, England, ties world record for longest singles tennis match at 80 hrs 21 minutes
1988 First Monday Night NFL game played in Indianapolis; Colts beat Denver Broncos, 55-23
1992 Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Gulfstream Park; winners: A P Indy, Fraise, Gilded Time, Liza, Lure, Paseana, Thirty Slews
1993 25 people killed during Ghana-Ivory Coast soccer match
1995 NHL NJ Devils agree to stay in NJ
1999 Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.
1999 Finnish McLaren driver Mika Häkkinen wins season ending Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka to clinch his second straight F1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 2 points from Irishman Eddie Irvine
2014 Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Hootenanny, Goldencents, Lady Eli, Untapable
2015 8th Rugby World Cup Final, Twickenham, London: All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter lands 4 penalties and 2 conversions as New Zealand defeats Australia, 34-17
2015 Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Keeneland Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Songbird, Mongolian Saturday, Wavell Avenue, Stephanie’s Kitten, Runhappy, Tepin, Nyquist, Found, American Pharoah
2020 New Zealand Rugby Union team routs Australia, 43-5 in Sydney to retain Bledisloe Cup (2-1) for 18th straight series; Wallabies’ largest ever defeat by All Blacks
2020 England beats Italy 34-5 in Rome to clinch 29th Six-Nations Rugby Championship; halfback Ben Youngs becomes second England player to earn 100th test cap

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