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1961 Benny ‘Kid’ Paret won the world wel­ter­weight box­ing ti­tle, beat­ing Emile Grif­fith on points in New York. Six months later in a re­match, Paret was stopped in round 12 and died from his in­juries.

2002 Bull­doz­ers be­gan de­mol­ish­ing the old Wem­b­ley sta­dium.

2012 Europe re­tained the Ry­der Cup in the Mir­a­cle of Me­d­i­nah. Europe were 10-6 down go­ing into the fi­nal-day sin­gles, but won 8 1/2 of the 12 points avail­able, with Martin Kaymer’s de­feat of Steve Stricker se­cur­ing the tro­phy for Jose Maria Olaz­a­bal’s team.

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