This Day in Sports (July 31)

Can you answer the multiple choice questions about events in sports that happened in July 31?
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1. 1928: Halina Konopacka throws 39.62 meters, breaking the world record at what event?
Hammer Throw
Javelin
Discus
Shot Put
2. 1928: The first women’s track event happens at the Olympics in what West European city?
Valencia
Munich
Amsterdam
Liverpool
3. 1932: The Cleveland Indians play in this stadium for the first time.
Municipal Stadium
Indians Field
First Energy Stadium
Ford Field
4. 1954: This Braves first baseman gets 18 bases in a single game, breaking the record at the time.
Hank Aaron
Warren Spahn
Joe Adcock
Eddie Mathews
5. 1961: The MLB All-Star game ends in a tie because of this.
It went on too long
Rain
Litter thrown on field
Death of a fan
6. 1971: Dutch soccer team Go Ahead adds this to their name
Ravens
Lions
Dams
Eagles
7. 1972: Infielder Dick Allen becomes the 7th player to do this.
Two inside the park home runs in a game
Playing all 9 positions in the same game
Be traded mid-game
Get two cycles in one game
8. 1976: Waldemar Cierpinski wins the marathon event by 50 seconds. What country was he from?
East Germany
West Germany
Germany
Czechoslovakia
9. 1978: This Cincinnati Red extends his hitting streak to 44 games, tying the NL record
Ken Griffey Sr.
Nolan Ryan
Chipper Jones
Pete Rose
10. 1981: A mid-season stoppage of the MLB finally ends after 42 days. Why did it happen in the first place.
Disease Outbreak
Player’s Strike
Vietnam War
The MLB went bankrupt
11. 1987: This Orioles first-baseman hits his 309th home run.
Eddie Murray
Cal Ripken Jr.
Brooks Robinson
Jim Palmer
12. 1990: This pitcher gets his 300th career victory.
Randy Johnson
Nolan Ryan
Babe Ruth
Roger Clemens
13. 2007: The Boston Celtics acquire this Hall-of-Famer
Lebron James
Steve Nash
Kevin Garnett
Paul Pierce
14. 2012: This man becomes the greatest medal winner in Olympic history.
Yzlinzy Polkowszki
Lebron James
Tiger Woods
Michael Phelps
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Level 71
Jul 31, 2020
Looks suspiciously like an idea by another user...mmm wonder who?

Good Luck with this, I'm not really into sports so my "On This Day" quizzes don't feature many sports questions.

I've no objection to you making these but if you're going to do it then you have to do it properly! Start on January 1st and do the whole year releasing each days quiz on that particular day

Once again Good Luck and if you need inspiration, have a look HERE

Edited to add....just realised this is the 3rd one on the run you've made..Keep at it only 362 days to go !

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Level 49
Jul 31, 2020
Yes, this is based off of your quizzes and I wanted to credit you, but I don’t know how to put links in the description. Otherwise I definitely would have done so. I definitely should have asked you first, but I didn’t; that’s my bad.

I’ve played your quizzes pretty much every day for the last month or so, and I seriously respect the grind. A quiz a day for a whole year is insane, and I thought I would try it out during this quarantine. I’m a huge sports fan and I found this as an opportunity to learn a little about sports everyday as well.

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Level 71
Jul 31, 2020
Permission granted and I wish you luck. (a small tip....if you find yourself with a spare few hours, make as many quizzes as you can and schedule them for the right day. Then you can have a day or two off if you want. The quizzes are therefore made in advance. Helped me out immensely !)
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Level 71
Jul 31, 2020
I got 6 correct, and if I'm honest 4 of those were guesses