1880 42nd Grand National: Tommy Beasley aboard Irish 8/1 chance Empress wins by 2 lengths from defending champion The Liberator
1892 3 brothers Hearne play in same Test Cricket England v South Africa (Cape Town)
1910 Australasian Championships Men’s Tennis, Adelaide: Rodney Heath wins his 2nd and last Australasian title; beats fellow Australian Horace Rice 6-4, 6-3, 6-2
1914 Stanley Cup, Arena Gardens, Toronto ON: Toronto HC (NHA) defeat Victoria Aristocrats (PCHA), 2-1 for a 3-0 series sweep; final series of the ”challenge” era
1915 VI Summer (Modern) Olympic Games: IOC President Pierre de Coubertin writes to Associated Press indicating 1916 Berlin Games won’t take place because of WWI
1932 England beats Scotland, 16-3 at Twickenham, London to force a 3-way share with Wales and Ireland of renewed Home Nations Rugby Championship; France expelled, alleged professionalism
1937 96th Grand National: With King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in attendance, aptly-named Royal Mail ridden by jockey Evan Williams wins at odds of 100/6; estimated crowd, 300,000
1938 NHL Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Americans combine to score 8 goals in just under 5 minutes; Toronto wins game 8-5
1938 Scotland beats England, 21-16 at Twickenham, London to win the Home Nations Rugby Championship, Triple Crown and Calcutta Cup
1942 Thoroughbred Racing Association of US formed in Chicago
1954 US Ladies’ Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
1954 ”The Three Ws” of West Indian cricket each score centuries in one innings; Clyde Walcott scores 124 following Everton Weekes (206) and Frank Worrell (167) in 1st innings of drawn 4th Test v England at Port of Spain
1956 Biggest NBA margin of victory – Minn Lakers-133, St Louis Hawks-75
1966 28th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Texas Western beats Kentucky, 72-65; Miners first title in first title game
1971 Philadelphia 76ers outscore Cincinnati Royals 90-80 in 2nd half enroute to a 147-127 victory
1972 1st AIAW Women’s Basketball Tournament, Immaculata beats West Chester State 52-48 in Normal
1972 LA Lakers beat Golden State Warriors, 162-99, by then record 63 pts
1975 Pennsylvania is 1st state to allow girls to compete with boys in HS sports
1977 France beats Ireland, 15-6 at Lansdowne Road, Dublin to clinch its 6th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship and 2nd Grand Slam
1981 Buffalo Sabres beat Toronto Maple Leafs 14-4
1983 France (16-9 v Wales) and Ireland (25-15 v England) win final round matches to finish level and share the Five Nations Rugby Championship; no tie-break procedure exists before 1993
1985 NSW wins cricket Sheffield Shield by beating Queensland by 1 wicket
1988 Yvonne van Gennip skates un-official world record 10 km (15:25.25)
1988 France edges Wales, 10-9 at the National Stadium, Cardiff to share the Five Nations Rugby Championship with the Welsh with 3-1 records
1989 Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by M Klimova & S Ponomarenko (USSR)
1989 Men’s Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
1989 Wales beats England, 12-9 at Cardiff Arms Park to allow France to claim it’s 9th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship
1990 1st world ice hockey tournament for women held (Ottawa)
1991 KC Royals announce they are putting Bo Jackson on waivers
1991 Sacramento Kings set NBA record of 29 consecutive road loses
1993 Ice Dance Championship in Prague won by M Usova & A Zhulin (RUS)
1994 NJ Devils club record 41st win of the season
1994 England beats Wales, 15-8 at Twickenham, London but the Welsh take the Five Nations Rugby Championship as title decided by using points difference for the first time
1995 Bonnie Blair skates female world record point total (156.450)
1995 NBA NY Knicks beat NY Nets in 100th meeting (Knicks 53 Nets 47)
1997 Major League Baseball announces 5 year/$50M deal with Pepsi
2005 Wales beats Ireland, 32-20 at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff to win the Six Nations Rugby Championship and become the 1st team to complete a Grand Slam playing more games away than at home
2011 Despite a final round 24-8 defeat to Ireland at the new Aviva Stadium in Dublin, England wins the Six Nations Rugby Championship courtesy of their opening 4 straight victories
2016 England beats France 31-21 at Stade de France, Paris to claim Six Nations Rugby Championship; secure their first Grand Slam since 2003; Owen Farrell with 7 goals, England’s 2nd-highest points scorer behind Jonny Wilkinson
2019 Houston Rockets guard James Harden becomes first player in NBA history to score at least 30 points against all 29 opponents in a single season with 31 in a 121-105 win over the Atlanta Hawks

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