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2017

World's oldest golf club votes to admit women as members

Members of Muirfield voted 80.2% in favour of updating their membership policy and admitting women as members of the club. Before this change, women were only allowed to play the course and visit the club as guests and visitors. Muirfield is one of the golf courses used in rotation for The Open Championship.

1997

Gymnast Simone Biles is born

Simone Biles is the most decorated American gymnasts. She has won a combined total of nineteen Olympic and World Championship medals. She is the 2016 Olympic individual all-around, vault and floor gold medalist, and balance beam bronze medalist.

1990

Joe Allen "the Welsh Pirlo" is born

Joseph Michael Allen is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Championship club Stoke City and the Welsh national team. Allen began his career at Swansea City, making his first-team debut in January 2007 at age 16. He played in 150 matches across all competitions in six years at the Liberty Stadium.

1960

American professional baseball player Kirby Puckett is born

Kirby Puckett played his entire 12-year MLB career as a center fielder for the Minnesota Twins. He is the Twins' all-time leader in career hits, runs, doubles, and total bases. His batting average was .318. In 2001, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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