Today is Saturday, July 4, 2020

Today in
Sports History

1910 - Race riots broke out all over the United States after African-American Jack Johnson knocked out Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match.

1919 - Jack Dempsey won the world heavyweight champion when he defeated Jess Willard.

1934 - Boxer Joe Louis won his first professional fight.

1939 - Lou Gehrig retired from major league baseball.

1980 - Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) got his 3,000th career strikeout.

1980 - Martina Navratilova won her sixth straight Wimbledon singles championship and her eighth overall.

2003 - Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault after turning himself in to police. He was released after posting a $25,000 bond.







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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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