TODAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

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1967 Long­est All Star Game, Na­tional League beats Amer­i­can League 2-1 (15 in­nings) (Ana­heim Sta­dium, Cal­i­for­nia).

1974 World Foot­ball League plays first games.

1981 Se­bas­tian Coe of United King­dom sets record for 1,000 me­tres, 2:12.18.

1982 Italy beats Fed­eral Repub­lic of Germany 3-1 for soc­cer’s 12th World Cup in Madrid, Spain.

1985 Hous­ton Astros’ Nolan Ryan is first to strike out 4,000 (New York Mets’ Danny Heep).

1986 In­grid Kris­tiansen of Nor­way runs 10,000 m in world record 30:13.74.

1986 Mari­cica Puica of Ro­ma­nia runs 2,000 me­tres in 5:28.69 (record for women).

1989 Pres­i­dent Ron­ald Rea­gan sportscasts the all-star game.

2007 The ninth All Africa Games kick off in Al­giers, Al­ge­ria.

2010 Spain de­feats Nether­lands, 1-0, win­ning the FIFA World Cup of soc­cer.

2010 Two bombs ex­plode in Ugan­dan cap­i­tal of Kampala, killing 74 peo­ple and in­jur­ing 70 in a rugby club and an Ethiopian restau­rant; the bomb­ings tar­geted foot­ball fans watch­ing the World Cup fi­nal.

Nolan Ryan, right, be­came the first ma­jor-league pitcher to strike out 4,000 bat­ters, 32 years ago today.

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