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1910

1915

1917

1937

1955

  • Sam Jones becomes the first black player to throw a no-hitter as he leads the Chicago Cubs to a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. He walked the bases loaded in the 9th, but was allowed to finish the game, and strikes out the final three hitters.

1957

  • A.J. Foyt won his first race in Kansas City, Missouri.

1966

1970

1972

1982

  • The United States Football League (USFL) is formed.

1985

1993

1996

  • Lance Armstrong became the first cyclist to repeat in the American Tour DuPont.

1997

1998

2001

2000

  • Pedro Martinez strikes out 15 Baltimore Orioles as the Boston Red Sox beat the O's, 9-0. Martinez went the entire game allowing only 2 hits. He struck out 17 in his previous start and his 32 K's in consecutive starts ties an AL record.

2004

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