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This Day in Sports History for June 5


Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on June 5:

1937 — Jockey Charley Kurtsinger guides War Admiral to the Triple Crown with a win at the Belmont Stakes. (More Info)

1943 — Count Fleet, ridden by Johnny Longden, won the Triple Crown by winning the Belmont Stakes by 25 lengths. (More Info)

1952 — Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles for the heavyweight boxing championship. (More Info)

1977 — The Portland Trail Blazers beat the Philadelphia 76ers to win NBA title. (More Info)

1989 — Skydome Stadium, now known as the Rogers Centre, opens in Toronto as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-3. (More Info)

1993 — Jockey Julie Krone becomes the first woman ever to win a Triple Crown race by riding Colonial Affair to a win in the Belmont Stakes. (More Info)

2004 — Smarty Jones loses his chance at the Triple Crown bid when he is beaten by Birdstone at the Belmont Stakes.  (More Info)

2005 — Rafael Nadal, 19, beats unseeded Mariano Puerta of Argentina to win the French Open men’s singles title and his first Grand Slam championship. (More Info)

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