Saturday, June 23, 2012

On This Day...06/23

Today is Saturday, June 23, 2012

Today in
Sports History

1904 - The first American motorboat race took place on the Hudson River in New York.

1917 - Ernie Shore (Boston Red Sox) replaced Babe Ruth and retired all 26 batters he faced. Ruth had been ejected from the game.

1917 - Molla Bjurstedt won the women's U.S. Lawn Tennis Association title for the third straight year.

1922 - Johnny Weissmuller broke his own world records in the 300, 400, 440 and 500 meters in a swim meet in Honolulu, Hawaii.

1972 - U.S. President Nixon signed the Higher Education Act of 1972. Title IX of this congressional act barred sex bias in athletics and other activities at colleges receiving federal assistance.

1991 - A Mazda became the first Japanese car to win the Le Mans 24 hour race.

1996 - Michael Johnson broke the world record for the men's 200 meter race. He ran it in 19.66 seconds.

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