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Sports History

1874 - Walter Winfield patented a game called "sphairistike." More widely known as lawn tennis.

1894 - Ottawa refused to travel to Toronto to play in the first Stanley Cup game. The Cup was awarded to the Montreal AAA.

1957 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the NFL operations did fall within coverage of antitrust laws.

1967 - Jim Ryun set a record in the half-mile run when ran it in 1:48.3.

1968 - Wilt Chamberlain, of the Philadelphia 76ers, became the first player to score 25,000 career points in the NBA.

1983 - Herschel Walker signed a $5 million 3-year contract with the USFL's New Jersey Generals.

1987 - Nate McMillan (Seattle Supersonics) set an NBA record when he had 25 assists against the Los Angeles Clippers.

1991 - North Carolina became the first NCAA team to win 1,500 games.

1997 - Patrick Ewing (New York) entered the top twenty list of all-time scorers in NBA history.

1999 - Garth Brooks attended spring training camp with the San Diego Padres as a non-roster player. The Padres Foundation agreed to contribute to the Touch 'Em All Foundation in lieu of a salary to Brooks.

2000 - Robby Knieval made a successful motorcycle jump of 200 feet over an oncoming train.







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- Lou Gehrig
July 4, 1939



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