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July 21
1876 -- Princeton takes the team championship in the first IC4A (Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes Association) track and field meet.
1957 -- Lionel Herbert wins the PGA Championship with a 2-1 final round victory over Dow Finsterwald.
1963 -- Jack Nicklaus wins the PGA Championship by two strokes over Dave Ragan to become the fourth golfer to win the three major U.S. titles.
1968 -- Arnold Palmer becomes the first PGA golfer to earn $1 million in his career despite losing by one stroke to Julius Boros in the PGA Championship.
1974 -- Sandra Haynie edges Carol Mann and Beth Stone by one stroke to win the U.S. Women's Open championship.
1979 -- Spain's Seve Ballesteros wins the British Open by three strokes over Ben Crenshaw and Jack Nicklaus.
1985 -- The greatest money winner in horse racing history, John Henry, is retired. The 10-year-old horse, who won 39 races in 83 starts, earned $6,597,947 in total purses.
1989 -- Mike Tyson knocks down Carl "The Truth" Williams with a single left hook and stops him 93 seconds into the first round -- making it the fifth shortest heavyweight title fight in history.
1996 -- Tom Lehman shoots a final-round 73 for a 72-hole total of 13-under-par 271 to win the British Open, two strokes better than Ernie Els and Mark McCumber.
2001 -- Chris Webber signs the second-biggest contract in NBA history, agreeing to a seven-year deal worth $122.7 million to return to the Sacramento Kings.

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