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1906 — Birth of Leo Durocher in Mas­sachusetts; base­ball man­ager (Brook­lyn Dodgers, New York Gi­ants). 1920 — Res­o­lute beats Sham­rock IV (England) in 14th run­ning of Amer­ica’s Cup. 1924 — Games of the VIII Olympiad closes in Paris. 1946 — Bos­ton Red Sox player Rudy York hits two grand slams in one game. 1948 — Birth of Peggy Flem­ing in San Jose, Calif.; ice fig­ure skater (Olympic­gold, 1968). 1972 — NHL star Mau­rice (Rocket) Richard signs with WHL Que­bec Nordiques. 1973 — Wal­ter Blum be­comes 6th jockey to ride 4,000 win­ners. 1984 — Pete Rose passes Ty Cobb as the Ma­jor Base­ball League all-time sin­gle base hit leader as he col­lects his 3,053rd. 1986 — Greg LeMond wins the Tour de France. 1989 — At­lanta Braves’ Dale Mur­phy is 10th player to get six RBIs in an in­ning. 1996 — The Cen­ten­nial Olympic Park bomb­ing at the 1996 Sum­mer Olympics in At­lanta kills one and in­jures 111. 2008 — Car­los Sas­tre wins the Tour de France. 2008 — Rafael Nadal wins his sec­ond Rogers Cup ten­nis cham­pi­onship in Toronto, with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Ger­man Ni­co­las Kiefer. In the men’s dou­bles fi­nal, Toronto’s Daniel Nestor and part­ner Ne­nad Zimonjic of Ser­bia de­feat Amer­i­cans Bob and Mike Bryan 6-2, 4-6, 10-6. 2008 — Re­lief pitcher Rich (Goose) Gos­sage and for­mer man­ager Dick Wil­liams are in­ducted into the National Base­ball Hall of Fame.

Peggy Flem­ing was­born in San Jose, Calif., on this date in 1948. The fig­ure skater won Olympic gold in 1968.

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