1855 17th Grand National: John Hanlon wins aboard Irish horse Wanderer at 25/1
1857 Baseball decides 9 innings constitutes an official game, not 9 runs
1860 22nd Grand National: Tommy Pickernell wins aboard Irish horse Anatis at 5/1
1866 28th Grand National: 1852 winner Alec Goodman wins his second GN aboard Irish 40/1 outsider Salamander
1870 Cincinnati Red Stockings, 1st pro BB team, begin 8-mo tour of Midwest & East
1930 Georgetown High of Chicago defeats Homer 1-0 in basketball
1935 Malcolm Campbell sets world land speed record speed of 276.71 mph driving his famous Blue Bird car; last record set at Daytona Beach, Florida
1940 Montreal Canadiens lose record tying NHL 15th straight game at home
1954 Russia wins their 1st international ice hockey competition
1955 Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick says he favors legalization of spitter
1959 6th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: NC State beats North Carolina, 80-56
1964 11th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 80-59
1970 Ice Dance Championship at Ljubljana won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS)
1970 17th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: NC State beats South Carolina, 42-39 (2 OT)
1978 Canuck’s Ron Sedlbauer fails on 5th penalty shot against Islanders
1979 Baseball exhibition season opens with semi-pro & amateur umpires
1979 Warren Giles and Hack Wilson selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame
1981 28th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Maryland, 61-60
1981 22nd SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Ole Miss beats Georgia, 66-62
1982 NCAA Tournament Selection televised live for 1st time
1982 29th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Virginia, 47-45
1987 Gavaskar becomes 1st cricket batsman to score 10,000 Test runs
1988 Jim Abbott, 1-handed pitcher, wins 58th James E Sullivan Award
1992 Nicole Stevenson swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.78)
1992 England routs Wales, 24-0 at Twickenham for it’s 2nd straight outright Five Nations Rugby Championship, Grand Slam and Triple Crown titles; fullback Jonathan Webb 2 penalties and 3 conversions
1997 Athens, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Rome & Stockholm are finalists for 2004 Olympics site
1998 19th Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats Syracuse, 69-64
1999 46th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: #1 Duke beats #15 North Carolina, 96-73
1999 40th SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Arkansas, 76-63
2021 NBA All Star Game, State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA: Team LeBron beats Team Durant, 170-150; MVP: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks F

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