1919 – The Green Bay Packers football team is founded by Curly Lambeau and George Calhoun. The team is named after their sponsor, the Indian Packing Company.
1929 – Babe Ruth becomes the first player in MLB history to hit 500 career home runs.
1980 – Reggie Jackson hits career home run #400.
1984 – Carl Lewis is a part of the gold medal winning 4×100 meter relay team, giving him his fourth gold at the Los Angeles Olympics.
1984 – The Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench’s #5.
2015 – For the first time in MLB history, all 15 home teams won their games.
2016 – Michael Phelps becomes the first swimmer in Olympic history to win four consecutive gold medals in one event, winning his fourth straight 200 meter individual medley gold.
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