1850 - In Worcester, MA, Harvard and Yale University freshmen met in the first intercollegiate billiards match.
1947 - Fortune Gordien of Oslo, Norway set a world record discus throw of 178.47 feet.
1978 - Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) broke the National League record for consecutive base hits as he got a hit in 38 straight games.
1987 - The Salt Lake City Trappers set a professional baseball record as the team won its 29th game in a row.
1999 - Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France. He was only the second American to win the race.
1990 - Rosanne Barr sang the National Anthem in San Diego before a Padres baseball game. She was booed for her performance.
2004 - Lance Armstrong won his record sixth consecutive Tour de France.
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