1874 Major Walter Clopton Winfield patents a game called ”sphairistike” (lawn tennis)
1952 Following his Nordic combined gold medal in St. Moritz (1948), Heikki Hasu takes his 2nd Olympic gold as part of Finland’s 4 x 10k cross country relay team at the Olso Winter Games
1952 Lydia Wideman of Finland becomes first female Olympic cross-country skiing champion; wins inaugural 10k event in Olso; Finnish medal sweep with minors to Mirja Hietamies and Siiri Rantanen
1960 Carol Heiss wins the women’s figure skating gold medal at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics; US takes the singles double after David Jenkins wins men’s event
1964 Charlie Finley signs a 4 year lease to keep MLB A’s in Kansas City
1967 Ted Workman replaces Senator Keith Davey as CFL commissioner
1969 11th Daytona 500: LeeRoy Yarbrough driving for Junior Johnson, catches Charlie Glotzbach on final lap to win; first Daytona 500 won on a last lap pass
1971 Boston Bruins begin 13 NHL game winning streak
1980 Olympic giant slalom champion Hanni Wenzel of Liechtenstein wins
1980 Soviet cross-country skier Nikolay Zimyatov wins his 3rd gold medal of the Lake Placid Winter Olympics when he takes out the 50k event; also wins 30k and relay gold
1985 Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight throws a chair during a game
1986 Despite losing, Red Sox Wade Boggs gets largest arbitration ($1.35M)
1987 Baseball World Series winning manager (1985) Dick Howser retires from Kansas City Royals role due to brain tumor
1988 Chicago gives Cubs right to install lights & play up to 18 night games
1991 NC is 1st NCAA basketball team to win 1,500 games
1992 XVI Winter Olympic Games close in Albertville, France
1993 Sacramento Gold Miners admitted as CFL’s 9th franchise (1st US team)
1994 Indians owner Richard Jacobs announces he will pay $10 million to name baseball field (Jacobs Field) at Gateway (becomes official 3/23)
2014 56th Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt Jr. breaks a 55-race winless streak to win his 2nd Great American Race
2014 XXII Winter Olympic Games close in Sochi, Russia
2014 Russia sweeps the medals in the men’s 50k cross country skiing at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Alexander Legkov wins gold ahead of teammates Maxim Vylegzhanin and Ilia Chernousov
2018 Russian figure skater Alina Zagitova wins the women’s singles gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; earlier sets a new ISU best short program score of 82.92
2018 Dutch speed skater Kjeld Nuis wins his second gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the 1,000m; also 1,500m champion
2019 Sri Lanka becomes first Asian cricket team to clinch a Test series in South Africa chasing down 197 in the 2nd Test in Port Elizabeth; Kusal Mendis 84no, Oshada Fernando 75no
2019 Roy Hodgson overtakes Sir Bobby Robson as the oldest man to manage a Premier League football club when at 71 years, 198 days his Crystal Palace beats Leicester City, 4-1

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