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This Day in Sports History — August 25

Tiger Woods US Am
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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 25:

1920 — Ethelda Bleibtrey became the first US woman ever to win a gold medal in swimming at the Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. (More info.)

1950 — Sugar Ray Robinson knocked out Jose Basora 50 seconds into their fight at Scranton, PA to retain the middleweight boxing title. (More info.)

1952 — Virgil Trucks of the Detroit Tigers threw his second no-hitter of the season, beating the New York Yankees, 1-0, at Yankee Stadium. (More info.)

1960 — The Summer Olympics opened in Rome. (More info.)

1967 — Dean Chance of the Minnesota Twins no-hit the Cleveland Indians, 2-1, at Cleveland Stadium. Earlier in the month, Chance pitched a rain-shortened, five-inning perfect game. (More info.)

1985 — Dwight Gooden, 20, of the New York Mets, beat the San Diego Padres, 9-3, at Shea Stadium in New York to win his 14th consecutive game and become the youngest pitcher in major league history to win 20 games in a season. (More info.)

1991 — American Carl Lewis set a world record of 9.86 seconds in the 100-meters at the world championships in Tokyo. (More info.)

1996 — Tiger Woods, 20, won an unprecedented third straight United States Amateur Championship at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Cornelius, OR. (More info.)

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