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1904 – The New York baseball team is referred to as the Yankees for the first time, with the name appearing in an article in the Boston Herald. The name would not become official until 1913.

1945 – Jimmie Foxx hits the 534th, and final, home run of his career.

1960 – The Denver Broncos beat the Boston Patriots 13-10 in the first ever American Football League Game.

1965 – Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax throws the fourth no-hitter, and first perfect game, of his career, shutting down the Cubs in a 1-0 Dodgers win.

1971 – Gordie Howe announces his first retirement after spending 25 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings.

1972 – The United States loses to the Soviet Union, 51-50, in one of the most infamous international basketball games in history.

1987 – Nolan Ryan records the 4,500th strikeout of his career.

1988 – Braves closer Bruce Sutter becomes the third pitcher in MLB history to record 300 career saves.

1990 – At 19 years and 28 days old, Pete Sampras becomes the youngest US Open men’s singles champion in tennis history by beating Andre Agassi in straight sets.

1992 – Robin Yount becomes the 17th player in MLB history to record 3,000 career hits.

2002 – Randy Johnson extends his own MLB record by totaling 300 strikeouts in a season for the fifth straight year.

2007 – The Milwaukee Brewers become the third team in MLB history to open a game with three straighter homers as Rickie Weeks, JJ Hardy and Ryan Braun all go deep against Cincinnati’s Phil Dumatrait as part of a 10-5 win.

2018 – The Cleveland Browns end their 17 game losing streak by tying the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-21.

2021 – Tom Brady becomes the first player in NFL history to start in 300 regular season games. 

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