On This Day in Sport for March 3

Events in Sport

  • 1841 3rd Grand National: Horatio Powell wins aboard 14/1 Charity; first mare to win the race
  • 1847 9th Grand National: Denny Wynne wins aboard 10/1 Mathew; regarded as the first Irish-trained horse to win the race
  • 1852 14th Grand National: Alec Goodman wins first of 2 GN victories (1866) aboard Miss Mowbray
  • 1869 31st Grand National: George Stevens wins his 4th GN aboard 100/7 outsider The Colonel; repeats with back-to-back victories the following year
  • 1883 In the series decider England beats Scotland, 2 tries to 1 at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh to win the inaugural Home Nations Rugby Championship with an undefeated record
  • 1904 England cricket all-rounder Bernard Bosanquet takes 6 for 51 as tourists dismiss Australia for 171 in the 4th Test in Sydney to regain the Ashes; take an unassailable, 3-1 series lead
  • 1920 Montreal Canadiens scores NHL record 16 goals beating Quebec Bulldogs
  • 1950 National-American Football League reverts to calling itself the NFL after 3 months
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1984 Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway (23) weds swimmer Janet Buchan in Menlo Park, California
  • 2004 University of Miami star defensive tackle & probable NFL draft pick Vince Wilfork (22) weds Bianca Farinas at Little White Chapel in Las Vegas
  • 2018 Supermodel Chanel Iman (Victoria's Secret Angel), weds New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard in Los Angeles

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