1841 3rd Grand National: Horatio Powell wins aboard 14/1 Charity; first mare to win the race
1847 9th Grand National: Denny Wynne wins aboard 10/1 Mathew; regarded as the first Irish-trained horse to win the race
1852 14th Grand National: Alec Goodman wins first of 2 GN victories (1866) aboard Miss Mowbray
1869 31st Grand National: George Stevens wins his 4th GN aboard 100/7 outsider The Colonel; repeats with back-to-back victories the following year
1883 In the series decider England beats Scotland, 2 tries to 1 at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh to win the inaugural Home Nations Rugby Championship with an undefeated record
1904 England cricket all-rounder Bernard Bosanquet takes 6 for 51 as tourists dismiss Australia for 171 in the 4th Test in Sydney to regain the Ashes; take an unassailable, 3-1 series lead
1920 Montreal Canadiens scores NHL record 16 goals beating Quebec Bulldogs
1950 National-American Football League reverts back to calling itself the NFL after 3 months
1951 Bill Mikvy (Temple) scores NCAA basketball record 73 pts
1953 Boston Braves, who own Milwaukee minor league franchise, block St Louis Browns attempt to shift their franchise to Milwaukee
1956 Dutch swimmer Cockie Gastelaars breaks 20-year old world record for 100m freestyle (1:04.2)
1956 3rd ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Wake Forest, 76-64
1957 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs won by Markham & Jones of Great Britain
1959 San Francisco Giants rename their stadium Candlestick Park
1962 9th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Wake Forest beats Clemson, 77-66
1967 White Sox given permission to use semi-DH in training camp with home club permission (use of pinch hitter twice in same game)
1974 Despite Billy Harris’ hat trick Islanders lose 3-4
1977 Islanders allow Red Wings only 11 shots on goal
1977 World Ladies’ Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Linda Fratianne (USA)
1978 1st day of Test cricket for Desmond Haynes (WI v Australia)
1979 26th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Duke, 71-63
1979 20th SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Tennessee beats Kentucky, 75-69
1981 NY Islanders & Edmonton Oilers play to an 8-8 tie
1983 Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw is admitted to hospital for surgery to repair his throwing arm under the alias ‘Tom Brady’
1984 NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Tor Maple Leafs (6)
1985 Bill Shoemaker becomes 1st jockey to win $100 million
1987 Ray Dandridge, 3rd baseman in Negro Leagues, eleected to Hall of Fame
1992 Mike Bossy’s #22 is 2nd # retired by NY Islanders
1993 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Boston (WBCN 104.1 FM-evenings)
2009 The Sri Lankan cricket team is attacked by terrorists while on their way to the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore for 2nd Test against Pakistan; match abandoned

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