July 17, 1994 - In the first World Cup final ever decided by penalty kicks, Brazil defeated Italy, 3-2, after 120 minutes of scoreless play before a crowd of 94,194 at the Rose Bowl. Roberto Baggio of Italy missed a free shot into the net from 12 yards to decide the game after Dunga had made what ultimately became the winning kick. Both teams had been vying to win their fourth Cup title.

July 17, 1994 - In the first World Cup final ever decided by penalty kicks, Brazil defeated Italy, 3-2, after 120 minutes of scoreless play before a crowd of 94,194 at the Rose Bowl. Roberto Baggio of Italy missed a free shot into the net from 12 yards to decide the game after Dunga had made what ultimately became the winning kick. Both teams had been vying to win their fourth Cup title.

July 16, 1988 - Florence Griffith Joyner ran the fastest 100m in women’s track & field history (10.49), shattering the previous world record  of 10.76 set by Evelyn Ashford four years earlier.  
Many believe this to be a conspiracy, thinking the wind-speed meter malfunctioned giving Flo-Jo a wind-aided push. She would however go on to have one of the greatest Olympics in history, capturing gold in the 100 and 200 meters as well as the 4x100 meter relay in Seoul. 

July 16, 1988 - Florence Griffith Joyner ran the fastest 100m in women’s track & field history (10.49), shattering the previous world record  of 10.76 set by Evelyn Ashford four years earlier. 

Many believe this to be a conspiracy, thinking the wind-speed meter malfunctioned giving Flo-Jo a wind-aided push. She would however go on to have one of the greatest Olympics in history, capturing gold in the 100 and 200 meters as well as the 4x100 meter relay in Seoul. 

July 14, 1970 - Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds bowled over catcher Ray Fosse of the Cleveland Indians with two out in the last of the 12th inning at Rose’s home park, Riverfront Stadium, to score from second on a single and give the National League a 5-4 victory in the All-Star Game. It was the league’s eighth straight victory in the classic.

July 14, 1970 - Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds bowled over catcher Ray Fosse of the Cleveland Indians with two out in the last of the 12th inning at Rose’s home park, Riverfront Stadium, to score from second on a single and give the National League a 5-4 victory in the All-Star Game. It was the league’s eighth straight victory in the classic.

July 13, 1934 - During the third inning in front of 20,000 fans at Navin Field in Detroit, Babe Ruth wallops a Tommy Bridges’ 3-2 pitch far over the right field wall for his 700th career home run.
It was worth $20 to Babe Ruth to get the ball back that he propelled over the wall at Detroit last Friday for the 700th home run of his major league career. Ruth retrieved the ball for a souvenir from Leonard Beals, a boy who caught it outside the park, and gave the lad $20 for it. (The Minneapolis Tribune, July 17, 1934)

July 13, 1934 - During the third inning in front of 20,000 fans at Navin Field in Detroit, Babe Ruth wallops a Tommy Bridges’ 3-2 pitch far over the right field wall for his 700th career home run.

It was worth $20 to Babe Ruth to get the ball back that he propelled over the wall at Detroit last Friday for the 700th home run of his major league career. Ruth retrieved the ball for a souvenir from Leonard Beals, a boy who caught it outside the park, and gave the lad $20 for it. (The Minneapolis Tribune, July 17, 1934)

July 13, 1966 - Jim Brown of the Cleveland Browns announced his retirement from the NFL.  Unlike most athletes, he retired when he was on top. At 30, he decided he’d rather be in movies than star on a football field. When he did leave the game before the 1966 season, no player had ever ran for as many yards (12,312) or scored more touchdowns (126) or rushing touchdowns (106).  
He made the announcement via a news conference from the set of The Dirty Dozen, a 1967 war film.

July 13, 1966 - Jim Brown of the Cleveland Browns announced his retirement from the NFL.  Unlike most athletes, he retired when he was on top. At 30, he decided he’d rather be in movies than star on a football field. When he did leave the game before the 1966 season, no player had ever ran for as many yards (12,312) or scored more touchdowns (126) or rushing touchdowns (106). 

He made the announcement via a news conference from the set of The Dirty Dozen, a 1967 war film.

July 11, 1989 - On one of the game’s grandest stages, Bo Jackson took his rising star to another level. In the 60th All-Star Game, in front of 64,036 at Anaheim Stadium, the Kansas City Royals left fielder turned the night into something special. He hit a first inning home run nearly 450 feet, drove in two runs and stole a base, then was named the game’s most valuable player in the American League’s 5-3 victory over the National League.

July 11, 1989 - On one of the game’s grandest stages, Bo Jackson took his rising star to another level. In the 60th All-Star Game, in front of 64,036 at Anaheim Stadium, the Kansas City Royals left fielder turned the night into something special. He hit a first inning home run nearly 450 feet, drove in two runs and stole a base, then was named the game’s most valuable player in the American League’s 5-3 victory over the National League.