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1869 Heavy rain post­pones the Red Stock­ings base­ball game against the Anioch Nine; first rain­out in pro­fes­sional base­ball. 1913 Alexis Ahlgren runs world record marathon (2:36:06.6). 1942 25th PGA cham­pi­onship: Sam Snead wins at Seav­iew CC in At­lantic City, N.J. 1948 Tommy La­sorda strikes out 25 Am­s­ter­dam Rug­mak­ers (in 15 in­nings). 1949 31st PGA Cham­pi­onship: Sam Snead at Her­mitage Coun­try Club, Rich­mond, Va. 1949 Charley Lupica be­gins his stay on a four-foot-square plat­form atop a 60-foot pole, vow­ing to remain there un­til Cleve­land In­di­ans clinch a pen­nant. (They don’t, and he comes down 117 days later.) 1956 A Mickey Man­tle home run just misses (18 inches) clear­ing the roof at Yan­kee Sta­dium. 1975 Fred New­man makes 12,874 bas­kets in a one-day bas­ket­ball ex­hi­bi­tion. 1983 37th NBA cham­pi­onship: Philadel­phia 76ers sweep Los An­ge­les Lak­ers in four games. 1985 New Or­leans Saints fran­chise is sold for $70,204,000 US. 1986 The 1986 FIFA World Cup be­gins in Mex­ico. 1987 Stan­ley Cup: Ed­mon­ton Oil­ers beat Philadel­phia Flyers, 4 games to 3. 1996 FIFA de­cides to give the 2002 World Cup to Ja­pan and South Korea, be­com­ing the first one with co-host coun­tries in the his­tory of the event, as well as the first one in Asia. 1997 Cana­dian Dono­van Bai­ley beats Amer­i­can Michael John­son in a 150-me­tre race. 2002 The 2002 FIFA World Cup be­gins, co-hosted by South Korea and Ja­pan. 2008 Usain Bolt of Ja­maica sets a world record of 9.72 sec­onds in the 100-me­tre sprint at the Ree­bok Grand Prix at Ic­ahn Sta­dium in New York.

Dono­van Bai­ley looks back at Michael John­son as the Cana­dian pulls away dur­ing a 150-me­tre showdown at Sky­Dome in Toronto to de­ter­mine the world’s fastest man, 20 years ago to­day.

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