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2017

Manchester United wins Europa League final against Ajax

The final was played at the Friends Arena in Solna, Sweden between Dutch side Ajax and English side Manchester United. Manchester United won the match 2–0 to secure their first title in this competition. With this victory, they won all three major European trophies.

2014

The 22nd UEFA Champions League Final

Real Madrid won the match 4–1 after extra time, with goals from Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo following a 93rd-minute header by Sergio Ramos, which cancelled out Diego Godín's first-half goal. In doing so, Real Madrid secured a record 10th title in the competition, 12 years after their ninth victory.

2009

Paulo Maldini plays his final home game for AC Milan

Paolo Cesare Maldini is an Italian former professional footballer who played as a left-back and central defender for A.C. Milan and the Italy national team. He spent all 25 seasons of his career in the Serie A with Milan, before retiring at the age of 41. Maldini is widely regarded as one of the greatest defenders of all time.

2000

The eighth UEFA Champions League Final

The match saw a headed goal from Fernando Morientes and a spectacular Steve McManaman volley put Real Madrid 2–0 ahead, before Raúl sealed the win with a breakaway third goal, rounding Santiago Cañizares after Real had cleared a Valencia corner. The win was Real's eighth European Cup Championship overall and their second in three years.

2000

Isiah Thomas is elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Isiah Thomas, one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History and the leader of the Detroit Pistons' championship teams in 1989 and 1990, and Bob McAdoo, one of the greatest scoring forwards ever in the NBA, were among six individuals elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

1995

The third UEFA Champions League Final

After 85 minutes the deadlock was broken when Frank Rijkaard, a former Milan player, found Patrick Kluivert with just enough space in the penalty area to lose his two markers and slot the ball past Milan keeper Sebastiano Rossi.

1992

Closest finish in the history of Indy 500 race

The race is famous for the fierce battle in the closing laps, as race winner Al Unser, Jr. held off second place Scott Goodyear for the victory by 0.043 seconds, the closest finish in Indy history. Unser, Jr. became the first second-generation driver to win the Indy 500, following in the footsteps of his father Al Unser, Sr.

1990

Edmonton Oilers defeat the Boston Bruins in Stanley Cup final

In the 1990 Stanley Cup Finals, the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Boston Bruins four games to one. For the Oilers, it was their fifth Cup win in seven years, and the only one since they traded Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings. This would be the last of eight consecutive Finals contested by a team from Alberta.

1988

Power outage halts game at Boston Garden

In game four, Glenn Anderson set a new record for quickest goal from the start of a Finals game when he scored ten seconds into the contest. Fog ultimately interfered with the game, and a power failure caused its cancellation midway through the second period with the score tied 3–3. Despite the game being suspended and replayed, Anderson's record is official.

1980

The first of four consecutive Stanley Cups for the New York Islanders

The 1980 Stanley Cup Finals was contested by the New York Islanders in their first-ever Finals appearance. The Islanders would win the best-of-seven series four games to two, to win their first Stanley Cup and the third for a post-1967 expansion team after Philadelphia's Cup wins in 1974 and 1975.

1976

Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn for heavyweight boxing title

Muhammad Ali and Richard Dunn fought a boxing match in Munich. Ali won the bout by knocking out Dunn in the fifth round. The fight is remembered for being the very last time Ali would knock down every opponent in the ring in his boxing career.

Lima football disaster

All of those that died were killed in the stairwells down to the street level, most from internal hemorrhaging or asphyxia. No one who stayed inside the stadium died. In the street, the crowd caused destruction on private property around the stadium. The official number of those who died is 328, but this may be an underestimate.

1936

Ukrainian football club FC Shakhtar Donetsk is founded

The club draws its history from the very start of the Soviet football league competitions and is one of the oldest clubs in Ukraine. The club was a member of the Soviet Voluntary Sports Society of Shakhtyor, having connections with other Soviet teams from Karaganda, Soligorsk, among others.

1935

The first night game in MLB history is played in Cincinnati, Ohio

The first night game in Major League Baseball history is played in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the Cincinnati Reds beating the Philadelphia Phillies 2–1 at Crosley Field. Night baseball quickly found acceptance in other Major League cities and eventually became the norm.

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