1876 Chicago Cubs 1st NL game, beats Louisville 4-0 (1st NL shutout)
1901 Erve Beck hits American League’s 1st home run
1901 In last of 9th, Detroit Tigers, trailing by 13-4, score 10 runs to win one of greatest comebacks in baseball (1st game in Detroit)
1905 Latest day of 1st-class cricket in an Aust season (NSW v Qld)
1920 Magda Julin of Sweden beats teammate Svea Norén for the gold medal in women’s singles figure skating at the Antwerp Olympics
1933 Philadelphia Phillies’ Dick Bartell is 1st MLB player to get 4 consecutive doubles in 9 innings
1933 NY Yankee Russ Van Atta shuts out Washington Senators 16-0
1950 Chuck Cooper becomes the 1st African American to be drafted into the NBA (for Boston Celtics)
1952 6th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
1964 Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: 3-peat for the Toronto Maple Leafs with a 4-0 Game 7 win over Detroit Red Wings for a 4-3 series victory
1965 19th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
1974 NFL moves goal posts & adopts sudden-death playoff
1977 Cincinnati Reds tie record of 12 runs in 5th inning beating Braves 23-9
1978 Phillie Phanatic makes 1st appearance
1981 Seattle Mariners MLB manager Maury Wills is suspended for 2 games after ordering Kingdome grounds crew to enlarge batter’s boxes by one foot
1982 Yanks fire manager Bob Lemon & replaces him with Gene Michael
1989 Penguin Mario Lemuix ties NHL playoff record of 4 goals in 1st period
1991 Lisa Olson brings suit against NFL NE Patriots for sexual harassment
1993 NFL Draft: Washington State quarterback Drew Bledsoe first pick by New England Patriots
2009 NFL Draft: Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford first pick by Detroit Lions
2013 NFL Draft: Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher first pick by Kansas City Chiefs
2019 NFL Draft: Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray #1 pick by Arizona Cardinals

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