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This Day in Sports History — September 2

Jimmy Connors 1991
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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on September 2:

1908 — Tommy Burns knocked out Bill Lang in the sixth round of their fight at Melbourne, Australia to win the heavyweight boxing title. (More info.)

1960 — American Wilma Rudolph, who suffered from polio as a child, won the 100-meter race at the Summer Olympics in Rome. (More info.)

1965 – Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs hit his 400th career home run. (More info.)

1972 — American Dave Wottle won the 800 meter race at the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. (More info.)

1991 — Jimmy Connors, 39, beat Aaron Krickstein, 24, in a five-set, 4 hour and 42 minute marathon match in the fourth round of the US Open tennis tournament. (More info.)

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