1917 Red Sox sell Smokey Joe Wood, his arm dead at 26, to Cleve for $15,000
1932 Malcolm Campbell sets world land speed record speed of 253.96 mph driving his famous Blue Bird car at Daytona Beach, Florida
1952 Canada wins 6th Olympic ice hockey title courtesy of a final round 3-3 tie with the US at the Oslo Winter Games; Canadian center Billy Gibson top scores with 19 points
1952 Norway goes 1-2 in the men’s ski jumping event at the Oslo Winter Olympics with Arnfinn Bergmann winning gold ahead of teammate Torbjørn Falkanger
1960 Austria goes 1-2 in the men’s slalom at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics; Ernst Hintersteer wins gold ahead of teammate Hias Leitner
1963 5th Daytona 500: Tiny Lund driving for Wood Bros Racing, wins on 4 pit stops as first 10 laps run under caution flag because of rain
1968 Gary Unger begins NHL consecutive game record of 914 games
1974 Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champ all-round skater
1978 Kevin Porter, NJ, sets NBA record with 29 assists in a game
1980 Rangers score 5 power-play goals against Islanders
1980 XIII Winter Olympic Games close in Lake Placid, New York
1982 Boston Celtics begin an 18 NBA game winning streak
1988 Finnish ski jumper Matti Nykanen wins his 3rd gold medal of the Calgary Winter Olympics as part of the winning large hill team; normal and large hill individual champion
1989 Harold E Ballard sells CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats to David Braley
1991 End of World League of American Football’s (WLAF) 1st draft
1994 Scoreboard is unveiled at new Cleveland Indians’ park (Jacobs Field)
2002 IXX Winter Olympic Games close in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
2013 55th Daytona 500: Jimmie Johnson wins 2nd Great American Race; Danica Patrick first female to start from pole position; also best-ever finish by a woman at Daytona (8th)
2018 Men’s big air snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Pyeongchang; Canada’s Sébastien Toutant is inaugural gold medallist
2018 Ester Ledecká of the Czech Republic becomes first female to win Olympic gold medals in 2 different sports at a single Winter Games (Pyeongchang); skiing super-G and snowboarding parallel giant slalom
2018 Japanese speed skater Nana Takagi wins her 2nd gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the women’s mass start event; also member Japan’s successful pursuit team
2018 2016 world mass start speed skating champion Lee Seung-hoon of South Korea wins the event at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; also Olympic 10,000m champion Vancouver (2010)
2018 Swiss alpine skiers Luca Aerni, Denise Feierabend, Wendy Holdener, Daniel Yule & Ramon Zenhäusern win the inaugural Olympic team event at Pyeongchang
2018 After taking gold in the Olympic team sprint in Sochi (2014), Finnish cross country skier Iivo Niskanen wins the 50k classical event in Pyeongchang
2020 Memorial service for NBA star Kobe Byrant held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles

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