1931 Chicago White Sox & NY Giants play 1st exhibition night game
1948 NASCAR is incorporated.
1951 South Carolina House of Representatives urges ”Shoeless Joe” Jackson be reinstated by Major League Baseball
1953 Longest collegiate basketball game (6 OTs) Niagara beats Siena 88-81
1957 Dodgers (Fort Worth) & Cubs (LA) ”trade” minor league franchises
1960 Biathlon debuts at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics; Klas Lestander from Sweden becomes the first Olympic champion ahead of Finland’s Antti Tyrväinen and Soviet Aleksandr Privalov
1968 Baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000
1973 Chicago Black Hawks, record 262nd NHL game without being shut-out
1979 2 Iowa girls HS basketball teams play 4 scoreless quarters game was won 4-2 in 4th overtime period
1980 Liechtenstein becomes the smallest country to produce an Olympic champion as Hanni Wenzel wins the women’s giant slalom at the Lake Placid Winter Games
1980 East German cross country skier Barbara Petzold wins her second gold medal of the Lake Placid Winter Olympics as part of the women’s 4 x 5k relay team; also wins 10k gold
1980 British figure skater Robin Cousins wins men’s singles gold medal at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics; goes on to pro career, TV analysis and stage performance & production
1983 NBA San Diego Clippers begin a 29 game road losing streak
1985 Largest NBA crowd to date 44,970 (Atlanta at Detroit)
1992 Kristi Yamaguchi of US wins Olympic gold medal in women’s figure skating
1993 Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.15 m)
1995 CFL’s Sacramento Gold Miners become San Antonio Texans
2002 Canadian world champion women’s ice hockey team wins first of 4 consecutive Winter Olympic gold medals with a 3-2 win over the United States at Salt Lake City
2014 Canada take the curling double at the Sochi Winter Olympics beating Great Britain, 9-3 in the final; also win women’s gold medal
2014 Park Seung-hi wins Olympic women’s 1,000m short track speed skating gold medal in Sochi for her 2nd gold medal of the Games; 3,000m relay winner
2014 Viktor An of Russia wins 6th career Olympic short track speed skating gold medal as part of the 5,000m relay team in Sochi; 2nd gold of the day (500m) and 3rd of Games (1,000m)
2016 58th Daytona 500: Denny Hamlin wins closest finish in race history – by just 0.01s from Martin Truex Jr
2018 Winter Olympics: Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall become the first Americans in history to win a cross country gold medal (team sprint)
2018 Norwegian cross country skiers Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Johannes Høsflot & Klæbo win their 2nd Olympic gold medals in Pyeongchang in the men’s team sprint freestyle; trio also wins gold in 4 x 10k relay

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