On This Day

On This Day in Sport for September 7

Events in Sport

  • 1880 Geo Ligowsky patents device to throw clay pigeons for trapshooters
  • 1892 James Corbett KOs 4 to 1 favourite and defending champion John L. Sullivan in 21 rounds at the Olympic Club, New Orleans for world heavyweight boxing title; Sullivan's only defeat and his last fight
  • 1896 A. H. Whiting wins the 1st automobile race held on a closed-circuit track in Cranston, Rhode Island
  • 1897 George Davis (Giants) HR off Sport McAllister (Spiders) in DH
  • 1903 Federation of American Motorcyclists organized in NY
  • 1923 Boston Red Sox Howard Ehmke no-hits Philadelphia A's, 4-0
  • 1932 Earl Grace, ends NL catcher record streak of 110 cons errorless games
  • 1941 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: 1939 champion Bobby Riggs beats Frank Kovacs 5-7, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3
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