This Day in Sports (August 25)

Can you answer these multiple choice questions about sports events that happened on August 25th?
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Last updated: August 26, 2020
First submittedAugust 25, 2020
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1. 1875: Matthew Webb completes the first observed swim across this body of water.
Lake Superior
English Channel
Bering Strait
Amazon River
2. 1921: Yankee pitcher Harry Harper does this 3 times in an inning.
Throws strikes
Hits a batter
Walks batters
3. 1922: The Cubs beat the Phillies. How many runs were scored between the two teams?
4. 1928: The Tri-City Rugby Football Union forms between Moose Jaw, Regina, and Winnipeg in which country?
5. 1965: This Boston Celtic signs a contract as the NBA’s highest paid player, edging out rival Wilt Chamberlain by one dollar.
Wilt Chamberlain Jr.
Bob Pettit
Bill Russell
John Havlicek
6. 1968: Arthur Ashe becomes the first what to win the US singles championship.
Person above 6 feet
African American
Person older than 40
7. 1986: This Oakland Athletic hits his first home run.
Reggie Jackson
Rickey Henderson
Dennis Eckersley
Mark McGwire
8. 2003: This 76er scores 28 points in 23 minutes in a USA Olympic basketball qualifying game.
Eric Snow
Julius Erving
Theo Ratliff
Allen Iverson
Level 83
Aug 26, 2020
Your answer for # 5 is incorrect. Also in regard to #3, in baseball they're called runs, not points.