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2017

Barcelona responds to the loss of Neymar by signing Dembélé

La Liga side Barcelona announced that they had reached an agreement to sign Dembélé for €105 million plus a reported €40 million add-ons. He had his medical and signed a five-year contract, with his buyout clause set at €400 million.

1991

Michael Schumacher makes Formula One debut

Schumacher made his Formula One debut with the Jordan-Ford team at the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix, driving car number 32 as a replacement for the imprisoned Bertrand Gachot. Schumacher, still a contracted Mercedes driver, was signed by Eddie Jordan after Mercedes paid Jordan $150,000 for his debut.

1977

Tim Horton is posthumously inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame

Miles Gilbert "Tim" Horton was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He was a defenceman for 24 seasons in the National Hockey League. He died following a single-vehicle crash, at the age of 44, and was inducted posthumously into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1977.

1960

The XVII Summer Olympic Games open in Rome, Italy

The 1960 Summer Olympics was an international multi-sport event that was held in Rome, Italy. CBS paid $394,000 for the exclusive right to broadcast the Games in the United States. This was the first Summer Olympic games to be telecast in North America.

1946

American football player Charlie Sanders is born

Charles Alvin Sanders was an American football player who played tight end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League from 1968 to 1977. Sanders was chosen for the NFL's 1970s All-Decade Team and voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007.

1946

American baseball player Rollie Fingers is born

Roland Glen Fingers is an American retired professional baseball pitcher. Fingers pitched in Major League Baseball for the Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, and Milwaukee Brewers. Fingers is a three-time World Series champion, a seven-time MLB All-Star, a four-time Rolaids Relief Man of the Year, and three-time MLB saves champion.

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