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1996

The first Olympic gold medal winners in women’s football

The 1996 Summer Olympics, based in Atlanta, marked the first time that women would participate in the association football tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams advanced to the knockout stage, beginning with the semi-finals and culminating with the gold medal match in which the USA defeated China 2-1.

1976

F1 racing driver Niki Lauda has a fatal crash

Lauda was seriously injured in a crash at the 1976 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, during which his Ferrari burst into flames and he came close to death after inhaling hot toxic fumes and suffering severe burns. However, he survived and recovered enough to race again just six weeks later at the Italian Grand Prix.

Adolf Hitler opens 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

The 1936 Summer Olympics was an international multi-sport event held in Berlin, Nazi Germany. Berlin won the bid to host the Games over Barcelona, Spain, at the 29th IOC Session in Barcelona. It marked the second and final time the International Olympic Committee gathered to vote in a city that was bidding to host those Games.

1929

Italian football club S.S.C. Napoli is founded

Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli, commonly referred to as Napoli, is a professional Italian football club based in Naples, Campania. Formed in 1926, the club plays in Serie A, the top flight of Italian football. The club has won Serie A twice, the Coppa Italia five times, the Supercoppa Italiana twice, and the 1988–89 UEFA Cup.

1909

The first foreigner who win the Tour de France

François Faber dominated the 1909 Tour de France, winning 5 consecutive stages. The Tour had the worst weather the race had seen. Fifty riders dropped out in 6 days when rain, snow, thick mud, frost and deeply rutted, unsurfaced roads dogged the race. He led the race alone for 200 km to win the 398 km stage from Roubaix to Metz on the second day.

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