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May 4, 2014
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May 4
1924 The eighth Summer Olympic games opened in Paris, France.
1954 The Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals set a major league record using 42 players in one game. Philadelphia won game in 11 innings, 14-10.
1957 Iron Liege won the Kentucky Derby.
1968 Dancer's Image became the first horse to be disqualified from the Kentucky Derby because post-race testing revealed an illegal medication. Forward Pass was declared the winner, giving Calumet Farm its eighth Derby winner, a record.
1969 The Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup sweeping the St. Louis Blues four games to none.
1981 New York Yankees reliever Ron Davis struck out eight consecutive Angels in a 4-2 victory over California.
1989 Toronto Blue Jays player Junior Felix becomes the 53rd player in major league history to hit a home run in his first at-bat.
1996 Trainer D. Wayne Lukas set the record for most consecutive wins in Triple Crown races, six, when Grindstone won the Kentucky Derby.
2002 War Emblem led from start to finish to capture the 128th running of the Kentucky Derby.
2005 The fifth pair of 300-game winners in baseball history faced off against each other as Cubs starter Greg Maddux (305) defeated Roger Clemens (329) and the Astros at Minute Maid Park, 3-2.
2009 Cleveland's LeBron James was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player.
2010 The San Francisco 49ers signed linebacker Patrick Willis to a five-year contract extension.
2011 Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin was unanimously named the NBA's Rookie of the Year.
2012 Conference USA added Charlotte, Florida International, Louisiana Tech, North Texas and Texas-San Antonio as new members.
2012 The Mountain West added San Jose State and Utah State as new members.
2012 Orlando's Ryan Anderson was named the NBA's Most Improved Player.
2013 Orb, ridden by Joel Rosario, won the 139th Kentucky Derby.
2013 Floyd Mayweather remained unbeaten with a unanimous decision over Robert Guerrero to retain his WBC Welterweight Belt.

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