1858 1st US billiards championship, Michael J Phelan wins in Detroit
1877 Catcher’s mask 1st used in a baseball game
1896 Stamasia Portrisi is 1st woman to win a marathon (5:30 in Athens)
1909 Philadelphia’s Shibe Park (later Connie Mack Stadium) opens; Athletics win 81 against Boston Red Sox
1930 4th Test Cricket WI v England ends in a draw after nine days
1930 Wilfred Rhodes ends Test Cricket career aged 52 years 165 days
1931 Joe McCarthy debuts as NY Yankee manager
1937 Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft at Rugby, England.
1938 Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Chicago Black Hawks beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-1 for a 3-1 series win; only team to win Cup with losing regular season record
1940 NFL cuts clipping penalty from 25 yards to 15 yards
1941 Stanley Cup Final, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI: Boston Bruins defeat Detroit Red Wings, 3-1 for a 4-0 series sweep
1954 8th NBA Championship: Min Lakers beat Syracuse Nationals, 4 games to 3
1955 1st game in KC, KC A’s beat Detroit Tigers, 6-2
1958 12th NBA Championship: St Louis Hawks beat Bost Celtics, 4 games to 2
1965 1st NL game at Houston’s Astrodome (Phillies beat Astros 2-0)
1966 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium opens; Pirates beat Braves 3-2
1969 Simon & Garfunkel releases ”Boxer”
1969 Wales beats England, 30-9 at the National Stadium, Cardiff to clinch their 16th Five Nations Rugby Championship and 11th Triple Crown
1980 Milwaukee beats Boston Red Sox, 18-1 (Cooper & Money hit grand slams)
1980 US Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of the Moscow Olympic games
1980 Terry Fox begins his ”Marathon of Hope” at St. John’s, Newfoundland
1987 Ahmed Salah wins 2nd World Cup marathon (2:10:55)
1988 Devils 4-2 over Islanders-Devils lead 3-2 in 1st round
1992 2nd lowest NBA scoring game – Detroit Pistons 72, NY Knicks 61
1992 MLB Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Young no-hits Cleveland Indians, but loses 2-1
1992 NY Mets lose 1st 3 home games for 1st time since 1962
1993 American Jeff Rouse swims world record 100m backstroke (51.43 sec) at Sheffield, England
1998 62nd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Mark O’Meara claims his first major title with a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win by 1 stroke from David Duval and Fred Couples
2009 73rd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Ã?ngel Cabrera wins his 2nd major title in a playoff with Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry; Cabrera, first Masters champion from Argentina and South America
2019 Melbourne captain Cameron Smith becomes highest point scorer in Australian Rugby League history; 49th minute penalty in Storm’s 18-12 win over North Queensland in Townsville takes him to 2,420; Hazem El Masri, 2,418

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