|This day in sports history: June 12|
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1920 — Man o’ War wins the Belmont Stakes, which was run at a distance of 1 3/8-miles, in 2:14 1/5. He shatters the existing world record by 3 1/5 seconds and sets the American dirt-course record for that distance.
1930 — Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey on a fourth-round foul for the vacant heavyweight title in New York. Schmeling becomes the first German — and European — heavyweight world champion.
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