1876 Baseball’s National League forms at the Grand Central Hotel, NYC with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia and St Louis
1892 Longest boxing match under modern rules; 77 rounds in Nameoki, Illinois between Harry Sharpe & Frank Crosby
1926 Australasian Championships Women’s Tennis, Adelaide: Daphne Akhurst Cozens retains title; beats Esna Boyd Robertson 6-1, 6-3
1926 Australasian Championships Men’s Tennis, Adelaide: In all-Australian final John Hawkes beats James Willard 6-1, 6-3, 6-1
1943 Cubs return to original uniform after experimenting with a vest
1944 Baseball meets in NYC to discuss postwar action
1954 Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 113 pts in basketball game
1956 Despite a severe ankle injury Tenley Albright leads an American 1-2 in the women’s figure skating at the Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Olympics; Carol Heiss takes the silver medal
1962 1st pole vault over 16′ (4.88m) (John Uelses-16′, Melrose Games)
1964 Sjoukje Dijkstra (Neth) wins Olympic gold for figure skating
1967 Formation of American Basketball Association is announced
1969 Stan Coveleski & Waite Hoyt are voted into baseball Hall of Fame
1974 Smallest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Golden State-1,641)
1976 Roger Connor, Fred Lindstrom & umpire Cal Hubbard elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1977 Toronto’s Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals, NHL REcord for a defenseman
1980 Mexican boxer Salvador Sánchez dethrones Danny “Little Redâ€? Lopez as WBC world featherweight champion with a 13th-round TKO in Phoenix, AZ; Lopez champion since November 1976, 8th defence
1986 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 28-24; MVP: Phil Simms, NY Giants, QB
1987 KC Royal pitcher Dennis Leonard (3X 20 game winner), retires
1992 David Boon’s 13 Test Cricket century, 107 v India at Perth
1992 Australian Kieren Perkins swims 1,500m freestyle short course world record, 14:32.40 at AIS, Canberra, Australia
1992 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 21-15; MVP: Michael Irvin, Dallas Cowboys, WR
1995 Henry Olonga no-balled for throwing in Zimbabwe-Pakistan Test Cricket
1997 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 26-23 (OT); MVP: Mark Brunell, Jacksonville Jaguars, QB
2002 52nd NHL All-Star Game, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: World beats North America, 8-5; MVP: Éric Dazé, Chicago Blackhawks, RW
2003 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 45-23; MVP: Ricky Williams, Miami Dolphins, RB
2003 53rd NHL All-Star Game, Office Depot Centre, Sunrise, FL: West beats East, 6-5; MVP: Danny Heatley, Atlanta Thrashers, LW
2012 NHL player Sam Gagner becomes the first player to scores eight points in one game for the Edmonton Oilers against the Chicago Blackhawks since 1989

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