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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 7/15

1876 – George Bradley of the St. Louis Browns throws baseball’s first official no-hitter, beating the Hartford Dark Blues 2-0.

1912 – American athlete Jim Thorpe finishes in the top four of all ten events in the Olympic Decathlon, setting a record with 8,413 points at the Stockholm games.

1969 – Lee May of the Cincinnati Reds hits a combined four home runs in a double-header.

1973 – Nolan Ryan, then with the Angels, throws his second career no-hitter.

1973 – Giants slugger Willie McCovey becomes the 15th player in MLB history to reach the 400 career home run plateau.

1980 – Johnny Bench sets the record for most home runs as a catcher, hitting his 314th career homer.

2013 – 18 people are killed and 47 more are injured in a riot following a boxing match in Indonesia.

2018 – France beats Croatia 4-2 to win the World Cup.

2019 – Tampa Bay Rays catcher Travis d’Aranaud becomes the first player in MLB history to hit three home runs in a game while catching and batting leadoff.

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