1908 Wilhelmina ’08 soccer team forms in Weert, Netherlands
1932 American speed skater Irving Jaffee wins the 10,000m at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics; clinches distance double after also taking out the 5,000m
1936 1936 NFL Draft (first ever): Jay Berwanger from University of Chicago first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
1936 1st ski jumping tournament, Red Wing, Minnesota
1936 1st successful Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher vs Rangers
1936 German alpine skier Christi Cranz wins the inaugural Olympic women’s combined gold medal at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games ahead of teammate Käthe Grasegger
1948 V Winter Olympic Games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
1948 Canada beats Switzerland 3-0, to regain the Olympic ice hockey title at the St. Moritz Winter Games; forward Walter Halder top scores with 29 points in Canada’s 5th Olympic title
1963 AFL’s Dallas Texans become KC Chiefs
1967 Longest losing streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (10 games)
1975 Caps only got one shot in a period against Islanders
1982 Los Angeles Dodgers trade 2B Davey Lopes to Oakland A’s, breaking up MLB’s longest-playing infield (Cey-Russell-Lopes-Garvey)
1983 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of 4 goals in 1 period
1984 XIV Winter Olympic Games open in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
1984 A’s take Yankees pitcher Tim Belcher as Type A free agent compensation
1985 1st-class cricket debut of Jimmy Adams (age 17), Jamaica v Barbados
1985 Bruce Morris, Marshall Univ, makes a 92′ 5½” basketball shot
1985 Michael Gross swims world record 800m freestyle (7:38.75)
1986 5′ 7” Spud Webb of Atlanta Hawks wins NBA Slam Dunk Competition
1987 37th NBA All-Star Game, Kingdome, Seattle, WA: West beats East, 154-149 (OT); MVP: Tom Chambers, Seattle SuperSonics, C
1989 American jockey Chris Antley begins record 64-day consecutive winning streak; ends 1 May and includes 147 winners from 486 mounts
1992 XVI Winter Olympic Games opens in Albertville, France
1996 NFL & Cleveland allows Art Modell to move his NFL franchise to Balt but he had to leave the Browns’ name behind
1998 Finland beats Sweden, 6-0 at the Aqua Wing Arena in Nagano, Japan in the first female ice hockey game played in Olympic history
1998 NHL stops season stops to accommodate the Nagano Winter Olympics; returns February 24
2002 XIX Winter Olympic Games open in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
2004 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 55-52; MVP: Mark Bulger, St. Louis Rams, QB, HI
2009 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 30-21; MVP: Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals, WR
2014 Ole Einar Bjørndalen equals the Winter Olympics medal record with 12
2014 Netherlands sweeps the medals in the men’s 5,000m speed skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Sven Kramer retains title (Vancouver (2010) ahead of teammates Jan Blokhuijsen and Jorrit Bergsma
2014 Slopestyle snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; American Sage Kotsenburg is inaugural men’s gold medallist
2014 Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe claim gold and silver medals in the moguls freestyle skiing event at the Sochi Winter Olympics; first Canadian sisters to stand together on the podium
2018 Noriaki Kasai of Japan becomes first athlete in history to participate in 8 Winter Olympics in the ski jumping qualification prior to the Pyeongchang Games
2019 Fire at Ninho de Urubu football training center for Flamengo football club, Rio de Janeiro, kills 10

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