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2018

Formula 1 Grand Prix in France

The 2018 French Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race that is due to take place in June 2018 at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France. The race is the eighth round of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship and marks the first time that the French Grand Prix has been run since 2008.

2010

The longest match in tennis history

The Isner–Mahut match at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships is the longest tennis match in history. In total, the match took 11 hours, 5 minutes of play over three days. It remains by far the longest match in tennis history, measured both by time and number of games. The final set alone was longer than the previous longest match.

1995

"Rugby World Cup final": South Africa defeats New Zealand

The final match of the 1995 Rugby World Cup was played in South Africa, between the host nation, South Africa and New Zealand. South Africa won the encounter by three points in their first Rugby World Cup Final. Unusually, the points were scored by only one player from each team.

1987

Football player Lionel Messi is born

Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Often considered the best player in the world and regarded by many as the greatest of all time, Messi is the only player in history to win five FIFA Ballon d'Or awards.

1895

World heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey is born

William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey, nicknamed "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", was an American professional boxer who competed from 1914 to 1927, and reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926. He was a cultural icon of the 1920s, known for aggressive fighting style and exceptional punching power.

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