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Events

1839

  • According to legend, Abner Doubleday created the game of baseball. However, evidence has surfaced that indicates that the game of baseball was played before 1800.

1880

  • John Richmond, pitching for Worchester, throws the first recorded perfect game and beats Cleveland, 4-0.

1907

1928

1939

1948

  • Ben Hogan won his first U.S. Open golf tournament.

1954

1959

  • Mike McCormick allows a hit in the 9th, but the San Francisco Giants' hurler is credited with a no-hitter when the game is called due to rain before the inning is made official.

1970

1971

1981

  • The first major league strike that begins after the season starts, begins. The issue was free-agent compensation.

1985

1987

1990

1991

1994

  • Nicole Brown Simpson and boyfriend Ronald Goldman were murdered outside her home in Los Angeles. O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the killings, but he was held liable in a civil suit.

1996

1997

1999

2004


Debuts

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2000

Births

1943

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