On This Day

On This Day in Sport for December 10

Events in Sport

  • 1810 English bare-knuckle boxer Tom Cribb beats African-American Tom Molineaux in 33rd of 40 round bout at Copthall Common, England; first interracial boxing match
  • 1831 "Spirit of the Times" begins publishing in New York City, the premier sports journal of the 19th century
  • 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
  • 1919 NY, Boston, & Chicago, oppose AL resolution accusing Ban Johnson of overstepping his duties
  • 1922 Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards
  • 1922 1st National Football League Championship: undefeated Canton Bulldogs (10-0-2) named inaugural champions
  • 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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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1870 Tom McKibbin, Australian cricket spin bowler (5 Tests, 17 wickets; NSW CA), born in Bathurst, Australia (d. 1939)
  • 1879 James E. Norris, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame team owner (Detroit Red Wings), born in Montréal, Canada (d. 1952)
  • 1883 Jesse Harper, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Notre Dame 57–17–7), born in Paw Paw, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • 1886 William Booth, England Test cricket batsman (WWI 2 Tests), born in Pudsey, England (d. 1916)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1994 Former Senate Majority Leader Mitchell (61) weds sports marketing executive Heather MacLachlan (35) at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in New York City
  • 2005 Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated model Isabeli Fontana (22) weds actor-model Henri Castelli (27) at Fort Are Joao in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2005 Rugby Star Clyde Rathbone (24) weds Carrie-Ann Leeson in South Africa

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