1904 The first international rugby league match is played between England and an Other Nationalities team (Welsh & Scottish players) in Central Park, Wigan, England.
1919 Antwerp is officially declared the host city for the Games of the 7th Olympiad to be conducted in 1920; first post WWI Olympics
1930 England cricketers dismissed for then record 849 v West Indies in 4th Test in Kingston, Jamaica; Andy Sandham out for 325
1934 Baseball superstar Babe Ruth agrees to do three 15-minute broadcasts a week over NBC for a fee of $39,000 for 13 weeks; $4,000 more than his NY Yankees playing contract
1940 99th Grand National: 25/1 shot Bogskar ridden by Royal Air Force sergeant Mervyn Jones wins by 4 lengths from MacMoffat; last true Aintree GN before a 5-year break due to World War II
1946 100th Grand National: Capt. Robert Petre wins aboard 25/1 shot Lovely Cottage; first true GN since 1940 due to World War II; last on a Friday
1952 106th Grand National: Jockey Arthur Thompson and trainer Neville Crump combine for their second GN with Teal winning at odds of 100/7 [1]
1959 23rd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Art Wall Jr wins by 1 stroke from Cary Middlecoff for his only PGA Tour major victory
1972 The regular MLB season fails to open due to a player strike for the first time in history; 86 games are lost before the labor dispute settled
1973 NFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie QBs, 1-19)
1974 Last day of Test cricket for Garry Sobers & Rohan Kanhai
1975 129th Grand National: Irish combination of jockey Tommy Carberry aboard L’Escargot wins by 15 lengths from 7/2 favourite and 1973-74 winner Red Rum
1981 Philadelphia Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes
1982 43 year old St. Louis reliever Jim Kaat pitches 1 inning for the Cardinals in a season-opening, 14-3 rout of Houston; sets a MLB record for pitchers by playing in his 24th consecutive season
1986 140th Grand National: Richard Dunwoody aboard 9-year-old 15/2 second favourite West Tip wins by 2 lengths from Young Driver
1990 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 2-1 in 1st game of preliminary
1991 Detroit Pistons Joe Dumaars ends NBA free throw streak of 62 games
1992 11th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Western Kentucky, 78-62; Cardinal guard Molly Goodenbour MOP
1992 Game 2 of Mayor Challenge – NY Yankees sweep NY Mets 6-5 at Shea
1993 55th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Michigan, 77-71; Tar Heels’ 3rd title
1993 73,293 see the NY Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians, 9-1 in the season opener at Cleveland Stadium
1993 A win and a loss for MLB expansion teams in their debut games; Florida Marlins beat LA Dodgers, 6-3 in Miami; the Colorado Rockies lose to Mets, 3-0 in NYC
1994 Miami Heat beat NY Knicks ending 15 game NBA winning streak
1998 France thrashes Wales, 51-0 at Wembley Stadium, London for its second straight Five Nations Rugby Championship and Grand Slam; fly-half Christophe Lamaison lands 5 conversions and 2 penalties
1998 The Arizona Diamondbacks record their first win in team history with a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants in Phoenix, AZ; ends second-worst start ever (0-5) by an expansion team
1998 The Tradition Senior Men’s Golf, GC at Desert Mountain: Defending champion Gil Morgan wins by 2 strokes from Tom Wargo
2003 156th Grand National: 10-year-old 16/1 shot Monty’s Pass, ridden by Barry Geraghty wins by 12 lengths from 2001 Welsh National winner Supreme Glory
2003 The Kansas City Royals become the first MLB team to begin the season 5-0 after losing 100 games the previous year, beating the Cleveland Indians, 2 – 1
2004 66th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Georgia Tech, 82-73; Huskies’ forward Emeka Okafor named tournament Most Outstanding Player
2005 24th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Baylor beats Michigan State, 84-62; Bears’ small forward Sophia Young is named Most Outstanding Player
2005 The Washington Nationals lose their inaugural season opener, 8-4 to the Philadelphia Phillies; first team to represent the nation’s capital since the Washington Senators left after the 1971 season
2008 161st Grand National: 7/1 joint favourite Comply or Die wins in Irish jockey Timmy Murphy’s 11th attempt, 4 lengths ahead of King John’s Castle
2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship Women’s Golf, Mission Hills CC: Brittany Lincicome eagles the final hole to win her first major title, 1 stroke ahead of fellow American Cristie Kerr
2010 72nd NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Duke beats Butler, 61-59; Blue Devils’ forward Kyle Singler, 19 points
2011 30th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Texas A&M beats Notre Dame, 76-70; Aggies center Danielle Adams scores 22 of her 30 points in the 2nd half
2012 A three-run homer by J.P. Arencibia off Jairo Asencio gives the Toronto Blue Jays a 7-4 win over the Cleveland Indians; 16 inning game duration a MLB Opening Day record
2013 Baltimore outfielder Chris Davis becomes 4th player to homer in first 4 games of a MLB season; 8th-inning grand slam propels Orioles to a 9-5 win over the Twins; his RBI total of 16 a MLB record
2014 167th Grand National: Leighton Aspell wins aboard Pineau de Re; sixth French-bred horse to win the GN
2014 Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire picks up the 1,000th win of his MLB career as the Twins score a 7 – 3 victory over the Cleveland Indians
2015 ANA Inspiration Women’s Golf, Mission Hills CC: Brittany Lincicome eagles last hole to force a playoff, then beats Stacy Lewis on 3rd extra hole to win her 2nd major title
2016 35th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Connecticut defeats Syracuse, 82–51; Huskies’ power forward Breanna Stewart, 24 points
2019 OKC guard Russell Westbrook becomes first player in NBA history to average a triple-double for the third consecutive season during the Thunder’s 123-110 win at home over Detroit Pistons
2021 82nd NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Baylor Bears become second consecutive first-time NCAA champions with 86–70 over previously undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs

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