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- The 1908 Summer Olympics open in London.
- Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros broke the 55-year-old major league baseball record when he struck out the 3,509th batter of his career.
- The Western Golf Association was founded in Chicago, IL.
- Jamaica Race Track opened in Long Island, NY.
- Rogers Hornsby was born in Texas
- Enos Slaughter, baseball player (d. 2002)
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