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1903 - Britain's Hugh Doherty is the first non-American to win the men's singles title in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championships with a 6-0, 6-3, 10-8 victory over the William Larned.

1909 - William Larned wins his fifth U.S. men's singles tennis title with a five-set victory over William Clothier in Newport, R.I.

1928 - Helen Wills beats Helen Hull Jacobs to take the fifth women's singles title in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championships. Wills needs only 33 minutes, defeating Jacobs 6-2, 6-1.

1957 - Hickory Smoke, driven by John Simpson, Jr., wins the Hambletonian Stakes after taking the fifth and deciding heat.

1969 - Lindy's Pride, driven by Howard Beissinger, wins the Hambletonian Stakes in straight heats.

1975 - Onny Parun of New Zealand defeats Stan Smith 6-4, 6-2, in the first night match ever played at the U.S. Open. A crowd of 4,949 saw the match at the West Side Tennis Club.

1976 - Transexual Renee Richards, formerly Richard Raskind, is barred from competing at the U.S. Open tennis championships after refusing to submit to a chromosome qualification test.

1978 - The New York Cosmos beat the Tampa Bay Rowdies 3-1 to win the NASL championship.

1996 - Stefan Edberg stuns Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek at the U.S. Open, winning 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in his record 54th straight and final Grand Slam event.

1999 - Maurice Greene and Inger Miller win the 200-meter dashes at the World Championships, giving the United States a sweep of the short sprints. Greene is the first sprinter to win the 100 and 200 at a major global meet since Carl Lewis swept both at the 1984 Olympics.

2006 - Marco Andretti, 19, becomes the youngest winner of a major open-wheel event, beating Dario Franchitti by 0.66 seconds to take the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma.

2007 - Veronica Campbell of Jamaica is declared the winner in a photo finish over defending 100-meter world champion Lauryn Williams of the United States at the World Track and Field championships held in Osaka, Japan. In one of the closest finishes in championship history, Carmelita Jeter of the United States takes the bronze, 0.01 seconds behind.

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