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This Day in Sports History


1903 – A new bicycle race called the “Tour de France” is announced.

1934 – “Shoeless” Joe Jackson’s appeal for reinstatement to baseball is denied by MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis.

1974 – UCLA’s 88 game winning streak in men’s basketball comes to an end as the Bruins fall to Notre Dame 71-70.


1977 – “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

2000 – Michael Jordan joins the Washington Wizards as a partial owner and President of Basketball Operations.

2002 – In one of the most controversial calls in NFL history, a clear Tom Brady fumble with less than two minutes left is called an incomplete pass due to the “tuck rule”. The Patriots would go on to beat the Raiders in overtime.


2013 – Lance Armstrong admits to using PEDs during all seven of his Tour de France victories.

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