Today's Events in Sports History

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  • 1810 Tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaus (US-Negro) in 1st interracial boxing championship (40 rounds)
  • 1831 "Spirit of the Times" begins publishing (weekly horse racing sheet)
  • 1896 1st intercollegiate basketball game (Wesleyan beats Yale 4-3)
  • 1918 John Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League for the 2nd time
  • 1919 NL votes to ban the spitball's use by all new pitchers
  • 1922 Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards
  • 1924 Agreement reached on permanent rotation of World Series with each league, getting games 1, 2, 6, 7 in alternating years

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1929 Bradman scores 225 in 2nd inn of Test Cricket trial after 124 in 1st

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1934 NFL adopts player waiver rule; applies after 6th game of season
  • 1935 As sell Jimmie Foxx to the Red Sox for $150,000
  • 1935 White Sox sell Al Simmons to the Tigers for $75,000
  • 1938 26th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 30-7
  • 1939 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship, beat NY Giants 27-0
  • 1940 1941 NFL Draft: Tom Harmon from University of Michigan first pick by Chicago Bears
  • 1945 Aust Services lose 3rd Victory Test Cricket to India by 6 wkts
  • 1954 Philadelphia Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
  • 1965 Test Cricket debut of Doug Walters v England at the Gabba

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1968 Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 1970 North American Soccer League awards NY & Toronto franchises

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1973 1st time since 1885, tennis has 2 top males (Stan Smith & Jimmy Connors)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 1978 67th Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Rancho Mirage (4-1)
  • 1978 Islanders ends 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3) to Canadians

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1982 Heavyweight Michael Doakes KOs Mike Weaver in 1:03 in Las Vegas

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • 1983 Last NFL game at Shea Stadium; Steelers beat NY Jets 34-7
  • 1986 Atlanta Hawk Dominique Wilkins scores 57 points vs Chicago Bulls
  • 1988 Washington Capitals 1st NHL scoreless tie, vs Mont Canadiens
  • 1992 NHL awards franchises to Miami & Anaheim for 1994-95
  • 1992 NY Yankees sign free agent pitcher Jimmy Key
  • 1994 60th Heisman Trophy Award: Rashaan Salaam, Colorado (RB)
  • 1995 1st meeting of NBA expansion teams, Raptors beat Grizzlies 93-81

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1995 Kelly Robbins & Tammie Green wins LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins
  • 1995 Ricky Ponting makes 96 on Test Cricket debut (Aust v Sri Lanka, WACA)
  • 2000 89th Davis Cup: Spain beats Australia in Barcelona (3-1)
  • 2001 67th Heisman Trophy Award: Eric Crouch, Nebraska (QB)
  • 2005 71st Heisman Trophy Award: Reggie Bush, USC (RB) (Bush would later forfeit the trophy)
  • 2012 78th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (QB) (first freshman to win the award)