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1998

France wins the World Cup for the first time

France won the match 3–0 to claim the World Cup for the first time, with the timing of the match two days before Bastille Day adding to the significance of the victory. Zinedine Zidane, who was named a man of the match, scored twice before half-time and Emmanuel Petit added a third goal in the last minute.

Disco Demolition Night takes place at Comiskey Park

Disco Demolition Night was an ill-fated baseball promotion at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois. At the climax of the event, a crate filled with disco records was blown up on the field between games of the twi-night doubleheader between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers.

1921

Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs

Ruth led the Yankees to a first-place finish in the American League that year, hitting .378 with 59 home runs and 171 RBI. Ruth broke Roger Connor's home run record of 138 against the Detroit Tigers. Each of the almost 600 home runs Ruth hit in his career after that extended his own record.

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