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On This Day – 5 May

World championships of judo are first held in Japan in 1956

1908 – 34th Kentucky Derby: Arthur Pickens on Stone Street wins in 2:15.2

1922 – Construction begins on Yankee Stadium (The Bronx, New York)

1935 – Jessie Owens of the US sets long jump record at 26 feet 8.25 inches

1956 – Jim Bailey (US) runs the mile record 3:58.6 in Los Angeles, California

1956 – World championships of judo are first held, in Tokyo, Japan

1986 – Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced to be built in Cleveland, Ohio

2019 – The biggest opening partnership in ODI history. Against Ireland in Dublin, Shai Hope and John Campbell made personal bests of 170 and 179 in a stand of 365, which took West Indies to their second-highest ODI total – 381. The mammoth chase proved too difficult for Ireland, who only two months before had been fighting West Indies for a place in the World Cup. They folded for 185 in 35 overs