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Events in Sport

  • 1906 Brooklyn Superbas MLB pitcher Harry McIntire no-hits Pittsburgh for 10 2/3 innings but loses in 13th, 1-0 on an unearned run
  • 1909 Tour de France: Fran├žois Faber of Luxembourg becomes the first foreigner to win the cycling classic
  • 1918 Pittsburgh and Boston Braves play a MLB record 20 scoreless innings before Pirates win, 2-0 in 21
  • 1924 Brooklyn pitcher Dazzy Vance strikes out a MLB record 7 consecutive batters as the Robins beat Cubs, 4-0
  • 1928 Babe Ruth hits home run #42 in the Yankees 12-1 win v St. Louis Browns, takes him 4 weeks ahead of his 1927 pace
  • 1928 Americans sweep medals at a rainy Olympic pole vault final in Amsterdam with Sabin Carr gold, from William Droegemuller and Charles McGinnis
  • 1933 NY's future Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell sets MLB record for consecutive scoreless innings at 45 1/3 as Giants lose 3-1 v Boston Braves
  • 1934 US Amateur Golf Championship format is changed to a 6-day event with no 36-hole stroke-play qualifying, and 36-hole matches for semi-finals and final
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1856 George Coulthard, Australian rules footballer and cricketer (Test for Australia 1882), born in Victoria, Australia (d. 1883)
  • 1861 Sammy Jones, Australian cricket batsman (12 Tests; NSW, Queensland, Auckland), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1951)
  • 1871 John Lester, American cricketer, born in Penrith, Cumberland, England (d. 1969)
  • 1894 Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (the first Italian winner of the Tour de France), born in San Martino di Colle Umberto, Italy (d. 1927)
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1916 Claude Newberry, South African cricket All-rounder (v England 1913-14), dies
  • 1918 John Riley Banister, American law officer and cowboy, dies at 64
  • 1929 Syd Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australian captain pre-WWI), dies at 59
  • 1932 Arnold Fothergill, cricketer (8 wickets in 2 Tests for Eng 1889), dies
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Weddings in Sport