1857 Recognised by FIFA as oldest existing club still playing football in the world, Sheffield FC is founded in Yorkshire, England; now based in Dronfield, Derbyshire
1885 ”World Championship” Baseball Series, Cincinnati Base Ball Grounds: St. Louis Browns beat Chicago White Stockings, 13–4 in Game 7; disputed series tied at 3-3-1
1889 Softball rules adopted by Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League
1892 ”World Championship” Baseball Series, South End Grounds, Boston: Boston Beaneaters beat Cleveland Spiders, 8-3 for a 5-0-1 championship victory; last of the pre-modern-era World Series
1913 Joe Tinker fired as Cincinnati Reds manager
1940 Japan eliminates US terms (strike, play ball) from baseball
1954 Britain’s Mike Hawthorne wins season ending Spanish Grand Prix at Pedralbes; Argentine Maserati driver Juan Manuel Fangio takes second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 17 points from countryman José Froilán González
1957 Cincinnati Redlegs decline to move to Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City
1964 Test cricket debut of Pakistani standouts Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan and Khalid Ibadulla in drawn 1st Test vs Australia in Karachi; Khalid ”Billy” Ibadulla scores 166 on debut
1965 Jim Clark in a Lotus is forced to retire from season-ending Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez with engine trouble; American Richie Ginther is race winner and Clark claims his second F1 World Drivers Championship
1968 16 year old American swimmer Debbie Meyer wins the inaugural women’s 800m gold medal in 9:24.0 at the Mexico City Olympics; first swimmer to win 3 individual gold medals at a Games (200/400m)
1968 Australian swimmer Michael Wendon wraps up the Mexico City Games sprint double when he wins the men’s 200m freestyle gold medal in Olympic record 1:55.2
1969 Pakistani cricketing brothers Hanif, Mushtaq and Sadiq Mohammad start their only Test together; drawn 1st Test v NZ in Karachi
1976 Sadiq & Mushtaq Mohammad score hundreds in same Test Cricket innings v NZ
1978 NHL Toronto Maple Leafs set own team record of 28 pts vs NY Islanders
1979 Billy Martin punches a marshmallow salesman, puts job in jeopardy
1982 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29
1989 After a weeks delay due to earthquake, World Series game 3 is played
1991 Larry Ryckman purchases CFL Calgary Stampeders
1992 Baseball World Series: Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta Braves, 4-3 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their first-ever title; MVP: Toronto catcher Pat Borders
1992 10th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 10-6
1996 Hasan Raza makes Test Cricket debut for Pakistan age 14 yrs 238 days
1996 Last game at Atlanta County Fulton Stadium. Yanks win record 8th straight road post season win (with no loses)
2004 10 people including NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick and 4 family members are killed in a plane crash near Martinsville Speedway in Virginia; plane owned by NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports
2004 Manchester United beats Arsenal, 2-0 at Old Trafford; ends Gunners’ English Premier League record 49-game unbeaten streak
2008 Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Ventura, Maram, Stardom Bound, Together Forever, Zenyatta
2009 19th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 20-16 in South Bend (Notre Dame’s first win in the series in nine years)

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