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Sports History

1859 - The first intercollegiate Regatta was held in Worcester, MA, with Harvard beating Yale and Brown.

1928 - Gene Tunney beat Tom Heeney by a technical knockout in the 11th round at Yankee Stadium to retain the world heavyweight title.

1948 - Babe Ruth was seen by the public for the last time, when he attended the New York City premiere of the motion picture, "The Babe Ruth Story."

1992 - Miguel Indurain of Spain won his second straight Tour de France.

1996 - American swimmer Amy Van Dyken won the 50-meter freestyle to become Atlanta's first quadruple gold medalist and the first U.S. woman to win four in a single Olympics.

1998 - Three spectators were killed and six were injured by flying debris from a one-car crash at the U.S. 500 at Michigan Speedway. They were the first fan deaths at a major race in the United States in more than a decade.

2004 - The Arizona Diamondbacks ended their club-record losing streak of 14 games.

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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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