1839 1st Grand National steeplechase, Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool: Jem Mason wins aboard 5/1 favourite Lottery
1851 13th Grand National: Terry Abbott wins aboard Irish stallion Abd-El-Kader at 7/1; first dual winner and first to win back-to-back
1887 George Lohmann took 1st 8-wkt haul in test cricket, 8-35 at Sydney Cricket Ground
1918 Stands at Hong Kong Jockey Club collapse & burn, killing 604
1930 West Indies make 1st Test Cricket win, by 289 runs over England
1938 Rie Van Veen swims world record 200m free style (2:24.6)
1960 USA’s David Jenkins wins Olympic Gold for men’s figure skating
1960 David Jenkins wins the men’s figure skating gold medal at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics; US takes the singles double after Carol Heiss wins women’s event
1961 3rd Daytona 500: Marvin Panch wins in a 1960 Pontiac owned by Smokey Yunick when race leader Fireball Roberts’ car suffered a blown engine with 13 laps remaining
1972 Ireland-Wales Five Nations Rugby match scheduled for Lansdowne Road, Dublin is cancelled because of escalating political situation; Championship not completed for first time since World War II
1981 84 penalties (406 mins) assessed for a brawl between NHL Minn & Bost
1987 Wash blocks 20 Indiana shots tying NBA regulation game record
1989 California court throws out most of Margo Adams’s $12 million breach-of- contract suit against Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs
1991 Asanka Gurusinha scores twin Test Cricket tons v NZ (119 & 102)
1991 NY-NJ Knights (WLAF) players 1st come together
1994 St Louis Blues beat Ottawa Senators 11-1
1998 Steven M Gluckstern completes sale of NY Islanders
2006 XX Winter Olympic Games close in Turin, Italy
2012 61st NBA All-Star Game, Amway Centre, Orlando, FL: West beats East, 152-149; MVP: Kevin Durant, OKC Thunder, F
2017 59th Daytona 500: Kurt Busch wins after Kyle Larson runs out of gas on last lap; Jeffrey Earnhardt makes NASCAR history, 1st ever 4th generation driver to compete in Daytona 500

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