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2018

Russia to face France at IIHF World Championship opening match

Russia faces off with France in the opening match of the 2018 IIHF World Championship. The event is to take place in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark is the host country.

2015

Stephen Curry is named MVP for the 2014-15 NBA season

Wardell Stephen Curry is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. He became the first player in NBA history to be elected MVP by a unanimous vote and to lead the league in scoring while shooting above 50–40–90.

Tornado destroys the city of Greensburg

The tornado outbreak of 2007 caused major damage and significantly affected portions of the Central United States. The most destructive tornado in the outbreak occurred in western Kansas, where about 95% of the city of Greensburg in Kiowa County was destroyed by an EF5 tornado.

1989

Alexander Mogilny signs with NHL Buffalo Sabres

Alexander Gennadevich Mogilny is a Russian former professional ice hockey player. After the 1989 World Championships in Stockholm where the USSR placed first, he left the Soviet team and defected to North America with the help of representatives of the Buffalo Sabres, the NHL club that had drafted him a year earlier in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. Mogilny chose the number 89 in recognition of both the year he defected and his place in the draft, wearing #89 for his entire playing career.

Plane carrying the Torino football team crashes

The Superga air disaster occurred in 1949 when a Fiat G.212 of Avio Linee Italiane, carrying the entire Torino football team which was popularly known as the Grande Torino, crashed into a retaining wall at the back of the Basilica of Superga.Thirty-one people died; there were no survivors.

1924

The VIII Summer Olympic Games open in Paris

The 1924 Summer Olympics was an international multi-sport event which took place in Paris, France. The cost of the VIII Olympiad was estimated to be 10,000,000₣. With the total receipts at 5,496,610₣, the Olympics resulted in a hefty loss despite crowds that reached 60,000 people at a time.

1904

German football club FC Schalke 04 is founded

FC Schalke 04 is a professional German association-football club. It was founded in May 1904 as Westfalia Schalke by a group of high school students and first wore the colors red and yellow. The team was unable to gain admittance to the Westdeutscher Spielverband and played in one of the "wild associations" of early German football.

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