Howard Webb - a day to remember

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Sheffield's Howard Webb retired as a match referee and was appointed technical director of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited on this day in 2014.

Here are some other notable events on this day, August 6.

1926: Gertrude Ederle, a 19-year-old New Yorker, became the first woman to swim the English Channel. She made the crossing from Cap Gris-Nez to Deal in 14 hours and 39 minutes, cutting some two hours off the record.

1961: Stirling Moss enjoyed the 16th and last Formula One win of his career at the Nurburgring when he won the German Grand Prix in a Lotus-Climax.

1991: Ukrainian pole-vaulter Sergey Bubka cleared 20 feet for the first time at Malmo in Sweden, setting a world record of 20 feet and one quarter-inch (6.17 metres).

2002: David Burns and Keith Harris resigned as chief executive and chairman respectively of the Football League due to the collapse of a broadcasting agreement with ITV Digital.

2006: Great Britain's Jenson Button won the Hungarian Grand Prix, his first Formula One victory after 113 attempts.

2008: Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed he would be staying with Manchester United for another season. He left United the following summer to join Real Madrid in a then world-record £80million deal.

2009: Former England batsman Mark Butcher announced his retirement from cricket with immediate effect.

2012: Britain's Beth Tweddle won bronze in the women's uneven bars at the London Olympics. Britain's Nick Skelton, Ben Maher, Scott Brash and Peter Charles won the gold medal in the team showjumping. Britain's Jason Kenny won the gold medal in the men's sprint. Kevin Pietersen said he could not ''give any assurances'' that the third Investec Test against South Africa would not be his last for England.

2013: Beth Tweddle announced her retirement from competitive gymnastics, a year to the day after winning Olympic bronze in the uneven bars.