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Today in
Sports History

1888 - The English Football League was established.

1893 - In Northampton, MA, The first women's collegiate basketball game was played at Smith College.

1894 - The first playoff competition for the Stanley Cup began. Montreal defeated Ottawa 3-1.

1904 - A patent was issued for a "baseball catcher."

1923 - Foster Hewitt used a telephone to broadcast the first hockey game. He called the game between Kitchner and Toronto Parkdale.

1934 - The first Masters golf championship began in Augusta, GA.

1964 - Ed Johnston (Boston Bruins) became the last goalie in NHL history to play every minute of every game for an entire season.

1967 - Muhammad Ali was stripped of his heavyweight title for refusing to be inducted into the United States Army.

1969 - UCLA beat Purdue to become the first college basketball team to win three straight NCAA titles.

1974 - Peter Revson died in a crash during a practice run for the South Africa Grand Prix.

1979 - The National Hockey League (NHL) voted to accept 4 WHA teams, the Oilers, Jets, Nordiques & Whalers.

1993 - Cleveland Indians pitchers Steve Olin and Tim Crews were killed in a motor boat accident. Bobby Ojeda was also seriously injured.

1994 - The NFL announced the addition of the two-point conversion. It was the league's first scoring change in 75 seasons.

1997 - Tara Lipinski, at 14 years and 10 months, became the youngest women's world figure skating champion.

2002 - Sergei Zubov (Dallas Stars) got his 400th career assist.

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Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth
- Lou Gehrig
July 4, 1939

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