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Chelsea sack Roberto Di Matteo

As caretaker manager of Chelsea, Di Matteo steered the club to double title success, winning both the FA Cup and the club's first UEFA Champions League title in 2012, but was dismissed later that year. He then went on to coach Schalke 04 until 2015 when he departed after seven months in charge, and had four months as manager of Aston Villa in 2016.


Brazil legend Socrates plays for English amateur team Garforth Town

In 2004, more than a decade after retiring, 50-year-old Sócrates agreed to a one-month player-coaching deal with Garforth Town of the Northern Counties East Football League in England. He made his only appearance for the club against Tadcaster Albion, coming on as a substitute twelve minutes from time.


Tour de France is create by Lefevre and Desgrange

Journalist Geo Lefevre and his editor Henri Desgrange dreamt up the Tour de France on this day to boost the circulation of their struggling daily sports newspaper. Now it is the biggest annual sporting event in the world. The race was first organized in 1903 to increase sales for the newspaper L'Auto and is currently run by the Amaury Sport Organisation. The race has been held annually since its 1st edition in 1903 except when it was stopped for the 2 World Wars.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

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Joe Biden

born 1971

Joel McHale