1884 Canadian Rugby Football Union forms
1893 Vanderbilt University claims it participated in the first organised intercollegiate basketball game at the Nashville YMCA Gymnasium; Vanderbilt beats YMCA, 9-3
1903 VVV ’03 soccer club is established in the Dutch southeastern city of Venlo
1942 1st indoor 15′ pole vault (Cornelius Warmerdam 15′ 3/8”)
1948 After winning Lake Placid (1932) and Garmisch-Partenkirchen (1936) Olympic ski jumping gold medals, Birger Ruud comes out of retirement to win silver in St. Moritz in a Norwegian medal sweep
1958 Dodgers officially become the Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc
1969 Diane Crump becomes 1st woman jockey at a major US racetrack (Hialeah)
1973 1st time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
1985 NY Devil Don Lever becomes 57th NHLer to score 300 goals
1987 Dennis Conner & Stars & Stripes bring the America’s Cup back to US
1988 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 15-6; MVP: Bruce Smith, Buffalo Bills, DE
1993 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 23-20; MVP: Steve Tasker, Buffalo Bills, WR
1998 XVIII Winter Olympic Games open in Nagano, Japan
1998 NHL’s Dallas Stars retire Neal Broten’s #7
1999 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 23-10; Keyshawn Johnson, NY Jets, QB; Ty Law, New England Patriots, CB
2005 Britain’s Ellen MacArthur becomes the fastest person to sail solo around the world taking 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes 33 seconds
2014 XXII Winter Olympic Games open in Sochi, Russia
2016 Super Bowl L, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA: Denver Broncos beat Carolina Panthers, 24–10; MVP: Von Miller, Denver, LB
2021 Sarah Thomas becomes the first woman to referee a Super Bowl in Tampa Bay, Florida

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