TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

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1924 Robert LeGen­dre of the U.S. sets long jump record at 25 feet, 5.5 inches. 1928 Ed­ward Hamm of the U.S. sets long jump record at 25 feet, 11 inches.

1934 El­iz­a­beth Ryan wins her 12th Wim­ble­don dou­bles cham­pi­onship. 1936 Na­tional League beats Amer­i­can League for their first All Star vic­tory, 4-3 (Bos­ton Braves Field).

1962 Bill Har­tack be­comes eighth jockey to win 3,000 horse races. 1972 Bil­lie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong to win Wim­ble­don ten­nis women’s sin­gles.

1973 First all-U.S. women’s Wim­ble­don, Bil­lie Jean King beats Chris Evert. 1973 Glenda Reiser (Canada) sets record women’s mile (4:34.9).

1974 Fed­eral Repub­lic of Ger­many beats Nether­lands 2-1 for soc­cer’s 10th World Cup in Mu­nich.

1978 Martina Navratilova cap­tures Wim­ble­don de­feat­ing Chris Evert.

1982 Steve Scott of U.S. runs the mile in a record 3:47.69.

1985 Boris Becker be­comes the youngest player ever (17) to win the men’s sin­gles ten­nis at Wim­ble­don. He is also the first Ger­man to win the ti­tle.

1990 Greg Le­mond wins his third Tour de France (90:43:20 av­er­age 23.3 mph).

1990 Martina Navratilova beats Zina Gar­ri­son for record 9th Wim­ble­don ti­tle.

1991 Michael Stich beats Boris Becker for Wim­ble­don cham­pi­onship. 1999 In Rome, Hicham El Guer­rouj runs the fastest mile ever recorded; 3:43:13.

2007 Venus Wil­liams wins the Women’s Sin­gles, at Wim­ble­don for a fourth time.

Martina Navratilova won her ninth Wim­ble­don sin­gles ti­tle, 27 years ago to­day.

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