1844 6th Grand National: John Crickmere wins aboard 5/1 co-favourite Discount
1849 11th Grand National: Tom Cunningham wins aboard 20/1 Peter Simple; 2nd consecutive year there are 3 equine fatalities during the race
1903 Barney Dreyfuss & James Potter buy Philadelphia Phillies for $170,000
1904 Football club Sport Lisboa (Benfica) founded in Lisbon, Portugal
1906 Stanley Cup: Ottawa HC beats Queen’s University (Kingston, ON), 12-7 for a 2-0 sweep of challenge series
1925 Longest win streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (9 games)
1929 Chic Black Hawks lose record NHL 15th straight game at home
1931 Canadian Rugby Union adopts the forward pass
1936 Karl Schäfer of Austria follows up his Winter Olympics victory with his 7th consecutive men’s figure skating World Championship title in Paris, France
1936 Olympic champions Ernst Baier and Maxi Herber of Germany win their 4th consecutive pairs figure skating gold medal at the World Championships in Paris, France
1940 1st televised basketball game (U of Pitts beats Fordham U, 50-37)
1957 Jockey Johnny Longden’s 5,000th career victory
1958 West Indies 1-504 in reply to Pakistan 328, day 3 of 3rd Test Cricket
1959 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs USA won by Denny & Jones of Great Britain
1959 NFL trade, Chicago Cards trade Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players
1960 VIII Winter Olympic Games close in Squaw Valley, California
1969 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs won by Towler & Ford of Great Britain
1970 Bicycles permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge
1970 Caroline Walker runs world female record marathon (3:02:53)
1981 Calvin Murphy (Hou), sets NBA record with 78 consecutive free throws
1986 Peter Uberroth suspended 7 baseball players for 1 year, after they admitted in Curtis Strong’s trial in September, they used drugs
1988 XV Winter Olympic Games close in Calgary, Canada
1988 Pat Verbeek becomes 1st NJ Devil to score 4 goals in an NHL game
1989 10-time All Star second baseman and manager Red Schoendienst and umpire Al Barlick are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
1993 Iolanda Chen triple jumps world indoor record hop step (14.46m)
2010 XXI Winter Olympic Games close in Vancouver, Canada
2012 54th Daytona 500: Rain affected race stopped for 2 hours because of fuel on track; Matt Kenseth leads for final 34 laps to win
2020 Court of Arbitration for Sport bans Chinese triple Olympic gold medallist Sun Yang from swimming for 8 years for breaking anti-doping rules

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