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1868: Gen­eral Duke, rid­den by Bobby Swim, wins the sec­ond Bel­mont Stakes by two lengths ahead of Northum­ber­land. Gen­eral Duke covers the 15⁄8 miles in 3:02. 1904: The Bri­tish Open is sched­uled for three days for the first time. The first two rounds are held over two days and the fi­nal day re­mains at 36 holes. Jack White shoots a 296 to­tal at Royal St. Ge­orge’s Golf Club to fin­ish one stroke ahead of for­mer cham­pi­ons James Braid and J.H. Tay­lor. 1932: Gene Sarazen leads wire-to-wire to win the Bri­tish Open by five strokes ahead of Macdon­ald Smith in Sand­wich, Eng­land. Sarazen fin­ishes with a tour­na­ment record of 283.

1933: Johnny Good­man cap­tures golf’s U.S. Open, the last am­a­teur to win this event.

1934: Italy beats Cze­choslo­vakia 2-1 in ex­tra time in Rome to win the sec­ond World Cup.

1944: A rare triple dead heat oc­curs in the Carter Hand­i­cap at Aqueduct with Bos­suet, Brownie and Wait a Bit cross­ing the fin­ish line to­gether.

1950: Six­teen months af­ter near-fa­tal car ac­ci­dent, Ben Ho­gan wins the U.S. Open. Ho­gan beats Lloyd Man­grum and Ge­orge Fazio in an 18-hole play­off at Me­rion Golf Club in Ard­more, Pa.

1973: Mary Mills shoots a 63 in the fi­nal round of the LPGA Cham­pi­onship to beat Betty Bur­feindt by one stroke.

1977: Al Geiberger sets a PGA Cham­pi­onship 18-hole record with a 59 in the Danny Thomas Clas­sic.

1978: Af­firmed, rid­den by Steve Cau­then, wins the Bel­mont Stakes to cap­ture the Triple Crown in one of the horse rac­ing’s great­est bat­tles. Af­firmed edges Aly­dar for the third time.

1989: Wayne Gret­zky of the Los An­ge­les Kings is the NHL’S MVP, win­ning the Hart Tro­phy for a record ninth time. 1989: Aran­txa Sanchez, 17, be­comes the youngest French Open cham­pion and the first Span­ish woman to win a Grand Slam event by de­thron­ing St­effi Graf 7-6, 3-6, 7-5. 1989: Easy Goer, the beaten fa­vorite in the Ken­tucky Derby and Preak­ness, foils Sun­day Si­lence’s bid for the Triple Crown with an eight-length vic­tory in the Bel­mont Stakes.

2006: Jus­tine Henin-har­denne wins her fifth Grand Slam ti­tle and her third at Roland Gar­ros, de­feat­ing Svet­lana Kuznetsova 6-4, 6-4.

2006: Bernard Hop­kins wins a unan­i­mous de­ci­sion over light heavy­weight cham­pion An­to­nio Tarver in At­lantic

City, N.J., to cap his 18-year ca­reer.

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