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This Day in Sports History — August 29

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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 29:

1885 — Charlie Ferguson of the Philadelphia Phillies no-hit the Providence Grays, 1-0. (More info.)

1885 — John L. Sullivan beat Dominick McCaffrey in the seventh round of their heavyweight fight at Chester Park in Cincinnati. (More info.)

1920 — US rower John Kelly, father of actress Grace Kelly, won gold medals in the single and double sculls at the Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. (More info.)

1968 – The first US Open tennis tournament, formerly known as the US National Championships, began match play on the outdoor grass courts at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, NY. (More info.)

1974 — Moses Malone, 19, became the first basketball player to jump directly from high school to the pros when he signed a professional basketball contract with the Utah Stars of the American Basketball Association. (More info.)

1977 — Lou Brock of the St. Louis Cardinals stole his 893rd career base to break Ty Cobb’s all-time MLB record. (More info.)

2004 — Brazilian runner Vanderlei de Lima was attacked by a spectator while leading the marathon at the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. (More info.)

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