1897 1st Boston Marathon (B.A.A. Road Race), won by John J. McDermott in 2:55:10; the world’s oldest annual marathon inspired by success of the first marathon at the 1896 Summer Olympics
1900 Highest scoring opening game, Phils beat Braves 19-17 in 10
1909 13th Boston Marathon won by Henri Renaud in 2:53:36.8
1915 19th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Édouard Fabre in 2:31:41.2
1920 24th Boston Marathon won by Peter Trivoulidas of Greece in 2:29:31
1926 30th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Johnny Miles in 2:25:40.4
1928 Yanks are out of 1st place for 1st time since May 1926
1937 41st Boston Marathon won by Walter Young of Canada in 2:33:20
1938 Baker Bowl, Philadelphia: Phillies infielder Emmett ”Heine” Mueller & Brooklyn Dodger outfielder Ernie Koy both homer in their 1st MLB at bats
1943 47th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:28:25.8; his 2nd of 4 wins in the event
1944 1944 NFL Draft: Angelo Bertelli from University of Notre Dame first pick by Boston Yanks
1946 Yankees switch from 3rd base to 1st base dug out
1947 Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: Toronto Maple Leafs edge Montreal Canadiens, 2-1 for a 4-2 series win; first all-Canadian final since 1935
1947 Suh Yun Buck wins world record marathon (2:25:39)
1947 England beats France, 6-3 at Twickenham to be level on points with Wales for a share of the Five Nations Rugby Championship; first appearance of France in tournament since 1931
1948 52nd Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:02; his 4th victory in the event
1954 58th Boston Marathon won by Veikko Karvonen of Finland in 2:20:39
1956 1st ML baseball game in NJ, Dodgers beat Phils in Roosevelt Stadium
1960 Baseball uniforms begin displaying players’ names on their backs
1965 69th Boston Marathon won by Morio Shigematsu of Japan in race record 2:16:33
1971 75th Boston Marathon: �lvaro Mejía of Colombia wins in 2:18:45; American Sara Mae Berman 1st woman for 3rd straight year in 3:08:30 (unsanctioned)
1974 Oriole Al Bumbry hits an inside-the-park HR against NY Yankees
1976 80th Boston Marathon: US double; Jack Fultz is men’s winner in 2:20:19; Kim Merritt takes women’s section in 2:47:10
1981 Oakland A’s runs record to 11-0
1982 86th Boston Marathon: American Alberto Salazar claims men’s title in 2:08:51; Charlotte Teske of West Germany wins women’s section in 2:29:33
1982 Rosie Ruiz, marathon race cheater, arrested for forgery
1987 Brendon Kuruppu scores 201* on Test Cricket debut (Sri Lanka v NZ)
1987 Brewers score 5 runs in 9th to win 6-4 & record 12th straight AL win
1987 LA Clippers end season with a terrible 12-70 record
1989 Kevin Elster (NY Mets), sets error-less shortstop mark at 73
1990 Pistons & 76’ers get into a fight accruing $162,500 fines (NBA record)
1992 PGA Seniors’ Championship Men’s Golf, PGA National GC: Lee Trevino beats Mike Hill by 1 stroke for his 3rd seniors major title
1993 97th Boston Marathon: Cosmas N’deti of Kenya wins men’s event in 2:09:33; Olga Markova of Russia repeats as women’s champion in 2:25:27
1994 Graeme Obree bicycles world record 10km (11:25.88)
1996 Rangers scores 16 in 8th vs Orioles
1997 San Diego Padres & St Louis Cards play at Aloha Stadium Hawaii
1997 NFL Draft: Ohio State offensive tackle Orlando Pace first pick by St. Louis Rams
1999 103rd Boston Marathon: Joseph Chebet of Kenya takes men’s title in 2:09:52; 3-peat for Fatuma Roba of Ethiopia in women’s race in 2:23:25
2004 108th Boston Marathon: Kenyan double; Timothy Cherigat takes men’s title in 2:10:37; Catherine Ndereba wins her 3rd women’s event in 2:24:27
2010 114th Boston Marathon: Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Kenya wins 4th men’s title in 2:05:52; Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia women’s champion in 2:26:11
2021 In Las Vegas, Nevada: San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau breaks Gordie Howe’s NHL record for most games played, now at 1,768 and counting

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