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Events

1903

  • Jim Jeffries defeated Jim Corbett in 10 rounds to retain the world heavyweight boxing title.

1936

  • The United States defeated Canada 19-8 in the first Olympic Gold Medal basketball game.

1937

1958

1959

  • The first meeting was held to organize the American Football League.

1961

1971

1974

  • The NFL Players Association ended their seven-week strike.

1977

  • The New York Cosmos and the Fort Lauderdale Strikes played a match in front of 77,961 fans at Giants Stadium. It was the largest crowd to witness a soccer game in the United States. The Cosmos beat the Strikers 8-3.

1979

1986

1987

  • Mark McGwire of the Oakland A's set the record for home runs by a rookie when he connected for his 39th home run of the season.

1996

  • Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger bought French midfielder Patrick Vieira from Italian side AC Milan for £3.5 million.

Births

1959

1971

Debuts

1999

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