Mt. Fuji erupts, the Apollo 15 astronauts go for a ride, major-league baseball players end their strike, and Michael Phelps swims into Olympic history, all on this day.
1997: The Oakland A's trade Mark McGwire to St. Louis Cardinals. He would end up leading the majors with 58 home runs that season. The following season he would go on to break Roger Maris' 61-homer single-season record by hitting 70.