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This Day in Sports History: August 14

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, August 14 is a day in which the most successful football league to ever challenge the NFL first met and Usain Bolt made Olympic history.

 

1959: The American Football League held its first meeting in Chicago, giving charter memberships to Dallas, New York, Houston, Denver, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

 

1966: Baltimore Orioles outfielder Frank Robinson hit two home runs in a 6-0 win over the Washington Senators at D.C. Stadium.

 

1971: St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson struck out Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Willie Stargell three times en route to a no-hitter and 11-0 win at Three Rivers Stadium.

 

1988: Enzo Ferrari died in Maranello, Italy, at 90. He founded the eponymous automobile company and powered his Scuderia Ferrari racing team that has won 15 Formula One Drivers Championships.

 

1994: Pole-sitter Mark Martin won The Bud At The Glen at New York's Watkins Glen International.

 

2016: Usain Bolt won the gold medal in the 100-meter sprint at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro with a time of 9.81 seconds, becoming the first person to win gold in that event three times.

 

— Written by Aaron Tallent, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Tallent is a writer whose articles have appeared in The Sweet Science, FOX Sports' Outkick the Coverage, Liberty Island and The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter at @AaronTallent.

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