2006: Switzerland becomes the first team in World Cup history to be ousted from the tournament without conceding a goal. In the Round of 16, Switzerland plays Ukraine to a 0-0 draw before being eliminated on penalty kicks.
2000: The Atlanta Braves ban announcers Skip Caray, Joe Simpson, Don Sutton and Pete Van Wieren from the team’s chartered flights after TBS airs video showing that the catcher’s box had been altered from one night to the next at Turner Field.
1991: Britain’s Nick Brown (ranked #591 in the world) defeats tenth-seeded Goran Ivanisevic 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in the second round at Wimbledon, making this the biggest upset in pro tennis since the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) began compiling world rankings on August 23, 1973.
1807: Lightning hits a gunpowder factory in Luxembourg, causing a massive explosion that kills more than 300 people, making this the most deadly lightning strike in history.