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This Day in Sports History — August 16

Usain Bolt 2008
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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 16:

1743 — Jack Broughton introduced the earliest rules of boxing in England. (More info.)

1927 — Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees hits the first home run completely out of Comiskey Park in Chicago. (More info.)

1930 — One hundred-to-1 shot Jim Dandy defeated Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox to win the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Racetrack in New York. (More info.)

1948 — Legendary baseball player Babe Ruth died of throat cancer in New York City at age 53. (More info.)

1954 — Sports Illustrated magazine debuted with Milwaukee Braves’ third-baseman Eddie Mathews on the cover. (More info.)

1992 — Nick Price won the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. (More info.)

1998 — Jeff Gordon won the Pepsi 400 at Michigan Speedway, becoming the seventh driver in NASCAR history to win four straight races in a season. (More info.)

2008 — Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt ran the 100-meters in a world-record 9.69 seconds at the Summer Olympics in Beijing. (More info.)

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