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1882 | The National League bans umpire Richard Higham from baseball after his gambling links are confirmed.

1910 | James Braid finishes four strokes ahead of Sandy Herd, the 1902 champion, to win the 50th edition of the Open Championship at the legendary St. Andrew’s golf course.

1913 | Being held at Liverpool Golf Club, J.H. Taylor wins the Open Championship for the fifth time by eight strokes over defending champion Ted Ray.

1922 | The American Professional Football Association is rebranded and renamed as the National Football League.

1922 | The Chicago Staleys, much like that of the NFL, is renamed as the Chicago Bears by its owner, founder and head coach George Halas.

1928 | Johnny Farrell wins a 36-hole playoff by one stroke over amateur Bobby Jones at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Illinois to win his only golf major.

1930 | Construction begins on Cleveland Stadium, home of the Browns and Indians until the early to mid 1990’s.

1936 | Rookie Joe DiMaggio ties three MLB records by hitting two home runs and eight total bases in a 10-run 5th inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox.

1947 | Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers steals home for the first time in his career in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He would steal home a total of 19 times in his career.

1947 | Jim Ferrier becomes the first Australian to win a golf major as he defeats Chick Herbert 2 & 1 at the PGA Championship at Plum Hollow Country Club in Southfield, Michigan.

1950 | At Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado, Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins her four LPGA Western Open title against Peggy Kirk, 5 & 3.

1968 | Joe Frazier gets a 2nd round TKO on Mexico’s Manuel Ramos at New York’s Madison Square Garden to complete the first defense of his heavyweight boxing championship.

1968 | Canadian Sandra Post wins an 18-hoole playoff by seven stokes over Kathy Whitworth at Pleasant Valley Country Club in West Liberty, Kentucky for the LPGA Championship.

1972 | South Africa’s Danie Malan sets a new world record in the 1,000 meter run with a time of 2:16.0 in Munich, Germany.

1974 | Steve Busby of the Kansas City Ryals retires the first nine White Sox to set an American League record with 33 consecutive batters retired.

1970 | Rickey Henderson makes his Major League debut with the Oakland Athletics and steals his first base.

1980 | Affirmed wins the $500,000 Hollywood Cup and becomes the first horse to surpass the $2 million mark.

1983 | Don Sutton become the 8th pitcher in MLB history to reach the 3,000 strikeout mark.

1984 | Cincinnati’s Joe Morgan sets the career mark for home runs by a second baseman with 265.

1984 | Arnold Palmer wins his 2nd straight Champions Tour major with a three stoke margin on Australia’s Peter Thomson at the Senior Players Championship ay Canterbury Golf Club in Beachwood, Ohio.

1987 | The Montreal Alouettes franchise of the Canadian Football League folds. The team would reestablished in 1996.

1987 | The Salt Lake City Trappers begin a record 29 consecutive win streak.

1988 | The Boston Red Sox begin what would be an American League record 23 consecutive home wins.

1989 | Vince Coleman of the St. Louis Cardinals steals his 39th and 40th consecutive bases.

1991 | The NHL adopts instant replay and adds a tenth of a second to the clock in the final minute of a period.

1992 | Steve Howe of the New York Yankees becomes the second player permanently banned from baseball for substance abuse.

1992 | Shaquille O’Neal is selected first overall by the Orlando Magic in the NBA Draft

1995 | Joel Stransky lands the game winning drop goal un extra time giving South Africa a 15-12 win over New Zealand in extra time of the Rugby World at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, South Africa.

1995 | The New Jersey Devils defeat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals giving the Devils their first Stanley Cup.

1998 | The Los Angeles Clippers select Michael Olowokandi with the first pick of the NBA Draft.

2001 | Australia’s Karrie Webb becomes the youngest woman to win the career grand slam with a two stroke win over Laura Diaz at the LPGA Championship at DuPont Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware.

2004 | The Orlando Magic select Dwight Howard with the first pick of the NBA Draft.

2010 | American John Isner defeats France’s Nicolas Mahut in the longest match in tennis history. The Match lasted 11 hours and five minutes over a span of three days.

2010 | John Wall is selected with the first pick of the NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards.

2011 | The Edmonton Oilers select Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with the first pick of the NHL Entry Draft.

2012 | Saudi Arabian government allows women to represent the country and compete in the Olympics for the first time.

2013 | The Chicago Blackhawks earn their 5th Stanley Cup Championship with a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins in Game 6.

2016 | Auston Matthews is selected as the first overall pick by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL Entry Draft.

2022 | American Katie Ledecky wins 800m in 8:08.04 at the World Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

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