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1931 - The Reno Race Track inaugurated the daily double in the U.S.

1957 - Althea Gibson became the first black woman to win a major U.S. tennis title when she won the WomenÂ’s National clay-court singles competition.

1968 - Arnold Palmer became the first golfer to make a million dollars in career earnings after he tied for second place at the PGA Championship.

1998 - Chinese gymnast Sang Lan, 17, was paralyzed after a fall while practicing for the women's vault competition at the Goodwill Games in New York. Spinal surgery 4 days later failed to restore sensation below her upper chest.

2006 - Alex Rodriguez (New York Yankees) collected his 2,000th career hit and became the youngest player to reach the 450 home run mark.


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Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
- Honore de Balzac



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