1540 The first recorded race meet in England (Roodee Fields, Chester)
1895 William Morgan presents his new sport ”Mintonette” to the world at Springfield College, Massachusetts, later renames it ”Volleyball” [1]
1900 Dwight Davis establishes a new tennis trophy, the Davis Cup
1912 US Tennis Association amends rule taking bye away from defending champion
1916 NL votes down a proposal by Giants, Braves, & Cubs to increase club player limit from 21 to 22 (The Reds want to decrease to 20)
1920 Joint Rules Com bans foreign substances & alterations to baseballs
1932 USA enters Olympic 2-man bobsled competition for 1st time
1935 US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1936 German skier Franz Pfnür wins the inaugural Olympic men’s combined gold medal at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games ahead of teammate Gustav Lantschner
1942 Philadelphia ”Phillies” change nickname (temporarily) to ”Phils”
1943 National League of Baseball seeks a buyer for the Philadelphia Phillies as owner Gerry Nugent falls in arrears
1960 AFL & NFL agree verbally to a no tampering pact
1964 IX Winter Olympic Games close in Innsbruck, Austria
1968 World champion Jean-Claude Killy of France wins the downhill at the Grenoble Winter Olympics; first of 3-event clean sweep of the alpine skiing events at the Games
1968 A rare 3-way tie for silver in the women’s 500m speed skating at the Grenoble Winter Olympics; Soviet Lyudmila Titova wins from American trio of Jenny Fish, Mary Meyers and Dianne Holum
1971 Satchel Paige becomes 1st negro-league player elected to baseball hall of fame
1976 Oscar Charleston selected to baseball’s Hall of Fame
1979 UK Football club Nottingham Forest makes £1m transfer deal
1984 East German speed skater Karin Enke wins the 1,500m in world record 2:03.42 at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; also wins 1,000m gold
1984 Finnish cross-country skier Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen wins the 10k gold medal at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; first of 3 individual medal sweep, also winning 5k and 20k events
1984 East German ski jumper Jens Weißflog wins first of 3 career Olympic gold medals in the Normal Hill individual event at the Sarajevo Winter Games
1986 Marvin Johnson stops Leslie Stewart in 7 rounds in Indianapolis to win WBA light heavyweight boxing title; record 3rd time he regains a version of light heavyweight crown
1986 West German team swims world record 4×200 m freestyle (7:05.17)
1988 NH begins a NCAA record 32-game losing streak at home (ends Feb 1991)
1989 Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games
1992 Heike Henkel high jumps female indoor world record (2.07m)
1992 Jani Sievinen swims world record 400m medley (4:07.10)
1997 47th NBA All-Star Game, Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH: East beats West, 132-120; MVP: Glen Rice, Charlotte Hornets, F
2002 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 38-30; MVP: Rich Gannon, Oakland Raiders, QB
2003 52nd NBA All-Star Game, Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA: West beats East, 155-145 (2 OT); MVP: Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves, F
2014 Slopestyle snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; American Jamie Anderson is inaugural women’s gold medallist
2014 Slovak biathlete Anastasiya Kuzmina retains her Olympic 7.5k sprint title (Vancouver 2010) at the Sochi Winter Games
2014 Olympic teams figure skating event debuts in Sochi with Russia taking the gold medal; pairs champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov win first of 2 gold at the Games

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