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This Day in Sports History — July 29

Carl Lewis Fourth Gold
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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on July 29:

1911 — Joe Wood of the Boston Red Sox no-hit the St Louis Browns, 5-0, at Huntington Avenue Grounds in Boston. (More info.)

1948 — King George VI opened the Summer Olympics in London. (More info.)

1957 — Floyd Patterson scored a technical knockout of Tommy Jackson in the 10th round of their fight at the Polo Grounds in New York to retain the heavyweight boxing title. (More info.)

1961 — The Philadelphia Phillies sustained the first of a major league record 23 straight losses, 4-3, to the San Francisco Giants at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia. (More info.)

1968 — George Culver of the Cincinnati Reds no-hit the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-1, at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia. (More info.)

1976 — Alberto Juantorena of Cuba won the 400 meters at the Summer Olympics in Montreal to become the first man to win both the 400 and 800 meter races in a single Olympiad. (More info.)

1978 — On Old Timer’s Day at Yankee Stadium in New York, the Yankees announced that recently-fired Billy Martin would return as manager of the team in 1980. (More info.)

1986 — A jury found that the NFL violated antitrust laws, but only awarded the United States Football League $1 in damages. (More info.)

1989 — Javier Sotomayor of Cuba broke his own world record and became the first person to high jump 8 feet at the Caribbean Championships in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (More info.)

1989 — Texas Rangers’ owner George W. Bush traded shortstop Scott Fletcher and two prospects, including Sammy Sosa, to the Chicago White Sox for Harold Baines and a utility player. (More info.)

1995 — In her first match since being stabbed by an attacker in 1993, Monica Seles beat Martina Naratilova in Atlantic City, NJ. (More info.)

1996 — American Carl Lewis, 35, won his fourth Olympic gold medal in the long jump at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta. The performance tied Lewis with former discus thrower Al Oerter of the US as the only athletes to win four gold medals in the same event. (More info.)

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