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Here's a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, June 29:
1933 — Primo Carnera knocks out Jack Sharkey in the sixth round at the Long Island City Bowl to win the world heavyweight title.
A newspaper of the Italian community in America titles "Carnera wins the World Championship" is seen on display on the occasion of the inauguration of an exhibition to commemorate the birth 100 years ago of Italian heavyweight boxer Primo Carnera, in Pordenone, northern Italy, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006. (AP Photo/Sandro Rizzi)
1956 — Charles Dumas becomes the first high jumper to clear 7 feet, jumping 7 feet, 5-8 inches in the U.S. Olympic trials at Los Angeles.
1958 — Brazil, led by Pele, beats Sweden 5-2 in Stockholm to become the first team to win the World Cup outside its continent. The 17-year-old, coming off a hat-trick in Brazil’s 5-2 semifinal victory over France, scores twice in the final. Pele’s first and memorable goal comes in the 55th minute to put Brazil ahead 3-1. Pele controls the ball in the penalty area with his thigh, flips it over the head of the defender and smashes it past a helpless Kalle Svensson. Pele seals the win with a headed goal in stoppage time.
In this June 29, 1958 file photo Brazil's 17 year-old Pele, left, weeps on the shoulder of goalkeeper Gilmar Dos Santos Neves, after Brazil's 5-2 victory over Sweden in their World Cup final soccer match, in Stockholm, Sweden. Brazil's Didi is at right. On this day: Brazil wins it first World Cup with Pele scoring twice. (AP Photo/File)
1986 — Argentina withstands West Germany’s comeback to win the World Cup, 3-2 in Mexico City’s Aztec stadium. Argentina takes a 2-0 lead on Jorge Valdano’s goal 10 minutes into the second half. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Rudi Voller score goals seven minutes apart to tie the game in the 81st minute. Four minutes later Jorge Burruchaga scores the game-winner after getting a superb pass from Diego Maradona.
This is a June 29, 1986 file photo of Diego Maradona of Argentina celebrates with the cup at the end of the World Cup soccer final in the Atzeca Stadium, in Mexico City, Mexico. (AP Photo/Carlo Fumagalli, File)
1990 — Dave Stewart of the Oakland A’s pitches the first of two no-hitters on this day, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0. Fernando Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Dodgers duplicates Stewart’s feat, throwing a 6-0 no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals. It’s the first time in major league history that two no-hitters are pitched in the two leagues on the same day.
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Fernando Valenzuala throws a pitch on his way to a no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals in this June 29, 1990 photo in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Sam Jones)
1994 — Martina Navratilova sets a Wimbledon record, playing her 266th career match. Navratilova passes Billie Jean King’s record of 265 when she and Manon Bollegraf beat Ingelisa Driehuis and Maja Muric 6-4, 6-2 in a doubles quarterfinal.
Martina Navratilova reacts as she walks onto court to face Catalina Castano of Colombia, in their Women's Singles first round match at Wimbledon, Monday, June 21, 2004. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
2001 — Russian swimmer Roman Sludnov becomes the first person to swim the 100-meter breaststroke in under a minute, breaking a world record for the second time in two days at the national championships in Moscow. Sludnov finishes in 00:59.97.
Russia's Roman Sludnov, left, and Grigory Falko swim a Men's 100m breaststroke heat during the Swimming European Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)
2004 — Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks becomes the fourth pitcher to record 4,000 strikeouts when he strikes out San Diego’s Jeff Cirillo in the eighth inning of the Padres’ 3-2 win.
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Randy Johnson follows through on his 4,000th strikeout pitch during the eighth inning against San Diego Padres' Jeff Cirillo (not shown) Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix. Johnson becomes only the fourth player to reach 4,000 strikeouts in a career.(AP Photo/Roy Dabner)
2008 — Two weeks away from her 20th birthday, Inbee Park becomes the youngest winner of the U.S. Women’s Open by closing with a 2-under 71. Her four-shot victory over Helen Alfredsson, who shot 75, is the largest in the Women’s Open since Karrie Webb won by eight shots at Pine Needles in 2001.
Inbee Park of South Korea kisses the trophy after winning the U.S. Women's Open golf championship Sunday, June 29, 2008 at the Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minn. Park won with a 72 hole total 9-under-par 283. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
2012 — The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency files formal charges against Lance Armstrong, accusing the seven-time Tour de France winner of using performance-enhancing drugs throughout the best years of his career.
In this Aug. 25, 2012 file photo, Lance Armstrong talks to reporters after his second-place finish in the Power of Four mountain bicycle race at the base of Aspen Mountain in Aspen, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, FIle)
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