The Week in History: June 25-29

It is time for another “The Week in History” sponsored by Cox Family Practice! We will give you insight on what happened this week in history. As always if there is an event that happened this week in history that we did not mention, then feel free to let us know here in the comments section, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

June 25

1934: Lou Gehrig (NY Yankees) hit for the cycle as the  Yankees defeated the White Sox 11-2
1988: Cal Ripken Jr. played in his 1,000th consecutive game
1999: San Antonio Spur defeated the New York Knicks 4 games to 1 to win the 53rd NBA Championship
2017: The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Karl-Anthony Towns with the first pick in the NBA draft

June 26

1977:  Elvis Presley gave his last career performance in Indianapolis
1991: Larry Johnson (UNLV) was drafted #1overall by the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA draft
1994: USA fell 1-0 to Romania in FIFA World Cup
1997: JK Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was published

June 27

1847: Telegraph wires connected New York and Boston
1939: Cleveland Municipal Stadium held first night game, Indians defeated Tigers 5-0
1959: Mickey Wright won her 14th US Women’s Open Golf Championship
1988: Michael Spink was KO’d by Mike Tyson in 91 seconds

June 28

1887: Phillies routed Indianapolis 24-0
1919: The Treaty of Versailles was signed in France, ending WWI
1953: Betsy Rawls won 8th US Women’s Open Golf Championship
1976: The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs admitted the first woman

June 29

1897: Louisville fell 36-7 to Chicago in baseball
1947: Yanks started a 19 game winning streak with a 3-1 win over Senators
1950: US defeated England 1-0 in world cup soccer match
1964: The first draft of the pilot for Star Trek was released

If you know of an event that happened next week in history, then lets us know and we  will it in next week’s “The Week in History” post.

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