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Sports History

1860 - Willie Park won the first professional golf tournament to be held in Scotland.

1962 - The New York Yankees won their 20th World Series when they beat the San Francisco Giants.

1943 - The Detroit Lions set a rushing record when they achieved a negative fifty-three yards against the Chicago Cardinals.

1968 - Bob Beamon long jumped 29 feet, 2 1/2 inches at the Olympic Games in Mexico.

1978 - The New York Islanders began a streak of 23 undefeated games at home (15-0-8).

1992 - Jari Kurri (Los Angeles Kings) scored his 500th goal in an 8-6 win over the Boston Bruins. Kuri was the 18th player to reach the mark.

2000 - Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) achieved his 448th victory as a goalie in the NHL. Roy passed Terry Sawchuck to become the record holder for career victories.

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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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