1876 British high jump champion Marshall Jones Brooks clears 1.83m at Oxford, England for unofficial world record; thought to be first leap over 6′
1877 Australia’s English born all-rounder Billy Midwinter completes Test cricket’s first 5-wicket haul, 5-78 in the first ever Test match v England in Melbourne
1893 Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup (Stanley Cup): Montreal Hockey Club claim inaugural trophy after finishing top of final Amateur Hockey Association of Canada standings with a 7–1–0 record
1897 British boxer Bob Fitzsimmons KOs American champion ‘Gentleman’ Jim Corbett in the 14th round to win World Heavyweight title in Carson City, Nevada
1906 Stanley Cup, Dey’s Arena, Ottawa, ON: ECAHA playoff: Montreal Wanderers lose, 9-3 to Ottawa HC but win challenge series, 12-10 on aggregate
1934 England beats Scotland, 6-3 at Twickenham, London to win the Home Nations Rugby Championship and Triple Crown
1951 Test cricket debut of great English fast bowler Brian Statham, England v NZ at Christchurch; goes on to play 70 Tests, 252 wickets @ 24.84
1970 Peter O’Malley becomes CEO of LA Dodgers
1977 Australia wins cricket Centenary Test by 45 runs, same result as 1877
1979 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk & G Karponosov USSR
1979 Wales beats England, 27-3 at the National Stadium, Cardiff for its 2nd consecutive Five Nations Rugby Championship and record 21st outright title; record 4th straight Triple Crown
1981 FC Lisse, Dutch soccer team forms
1984 Scotland beats France, 21-12 at Murrayfield to win the Five Nations Rugby Championship outright and Triple Crown for first time since 1938; Grand Slam first time since 1925
1985 Matti Nykanen of Finland set a world ski jump record of 623′
1988 Then highest scoring NCAA basketball game to date; Loyola-Marymont 119, Wyoming 115
1990 Scotland beats England, 13-7 at Murrayfield, Edinburgh for it’s 14th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship, 3rd Grand Slam title and 10th Triple Crown
1994 It is announced there is no smoking in Cleveland Indians new ballpark
2012 Bolton Wanderer footballer Fabrice Muamba collapses and is rushed to hospital during a live football match against Tottenham Hotspur
2012 Wales beats France, 16-9 at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff to wrap up the Grand Slam and win the Six Nations Rugby Championship; Welsh fullback Leigh Halfpenny kicks 3 penalties and a conversion
2013 60th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Miami beats North Carolina, 87-77
2013 54th SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Ole Miss beats Florida, 66-63
2018 Ireland beats England, 24-15 at Twickenham to wrap up Six Nations Rugby Championship; 3rd Grand Slam & 11th Triple Crown
2019 Wales beats Ireland, 25-7 at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff to clinch the Six-Nations Rugby Championship and Grand Slam; Welsh fly-half Gareth Anscombe kicks 6 penalties and a conversion
2019 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins biggest cheque in golf ($2.25m) by 1 stroke from Jim Furyk
2020 French Open becomes first Grand Slam tennis tournament to be postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic; moves from May 24-June 7 to September 20-October 4; conflicts with Laver Cup men’s team event
2021 America’s Cup, Auckland: Emirates Team New Zealand beats Italian yacht Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli by 46s in race 10 for a 7-3 series victory and retain the cup

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