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Posted on: Tuesday, July 28, 2009

On this date: 1991 Montreal Expos' Dennis Martinez pitches a perfect game


Associated Press

July 28

1913 The United States wins its first Davis Cup since 1902 by beating Britain three matches to two.

1972 The Dallas Cowboys beat the College All-Stars in Chicago 20-7.

1984 The Summer Olympics open in Los Angeles with a record 140 nations competing. The Soviet Union and 13 Communist allies, including Cuba and East Germany, boycott the games.

1987 Laura Davies shoots a 1-under 71 to defeat Ayako Okamoto and JoAnne Carner in an 18-hole playoff to win the U.S. Women's Open.

1987 Angel Cordero Jr. becomes the fourth U.S. jockey to win 6,000 races when he rides Lost Kitty to victory at Monmouth Park, N.J.

1991 Dennis Martinez pitches a perfect game as the Montreal Expos beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0.

1992 American Mike Barrowman sets a world record in winning the 200-meter breaststroke, and Russian Evgueni Sadovyi becomes the Summer Olympics' first triple gold medalist, also smashing a world record in the men's 400-meter freestyle.

1994 On the night baseball players set an Aug. 12 strike date, Kenny Rogers of the Texas Rangers pitches a perfect game for a 4-0 victory over California.

2000 Blaine Wilson, America's pre-eminent gymnast, wins his fifth straight championship in St. Louis. He becomes the first gymnast to win five straight national titles since George Wheeler did it from 1937-41.

2002 Lance Armstrong wins his fourth straight Tour de France. His final winning margin over second-place Joseba Beloki of Spain is 7 minutes, 17 seconds, making it Armstrong's second-biggest victory.

2005 In Montreal at the World Swimming Championships, Poland's Otylia Jedrzejczak breaks her own world record in the 200 butterfly. Jedrzejczak's time of 2:05.61 lowers her own mark of 2:05.78 set in Berlin on Aug. 4, 2002.