1869 1st US college football game, players used their hands or feet, Rutgers 6 Princeton 4
1883 NYAC organizes 1st American cross-country championship race
1929 Providence Steam Roller become first NFL team to host a game at night under floodlights; lose 16-0 against the Chicago Cardinals at the Cycledrome, Providence, RI
1934 NFL Philadelphia Eagles beat Cincinnati Reds 64-0
1955 Ryder Cup Golf, Thunderbird Ranch & CC: US wins 8-4; Chick Harbert captains Americans to 7th consecutive event victory
1956 Netherlands and Spain withdraw from Olympics in protest against Soviet actions in the Hungarian Revolution
1961 US government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith (invented game of basketball – actually Canadian)
1974 Dodger Mike Marshall is 1st relief pitcher to win Cy Young Award
1976 Former Twins relief ace Bill Campbell is 1st free-agent to sign with a new team, joining the Red Sox for $1 million over 4 years
1983 Tampa Bay Buccaneer James Wilder rushes for 219 yards vs Minnesota Vikings
1988 Japan & MLB all stars played to a 6-6 draw (Game 2 of 7)
1990 Braves’ Dave Justice wins NL Rookie of Year
1993 Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; winners: Arcangues, Brocco, Cardmania, Hollywood Wildcat, Kotashaan, Lure, Phone Chatter
1994 24th NYC Women’s Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:27:37
1994 25th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:11:21
1995 Art Modell officially announces Cleveland Browns are moving to Balt
1996 LA Dodger Todd Hollandsworth wins NL Rookie of Year
1997 SF Giants manager Dusty Baker named NL Manager of the Year
1999 4th Rugby World Cup Final, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff: Wallabies fullback Matt Burke lands 7 penalties and 2 conversions as Australia beats France, 35-12
1999 Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Gulfstream Park; winners: Cat Thief, Anees, Beautiful Pleasure, Daylami, Silic, Soaring Softly, Cash Run, Artax
2009 Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Man of Iron, Tapitsfly, She Be Wild, Midday, Informed Decision, Life Is Sweet
2010 Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 2 winners: Pluck, Big Drama, Chamberlain Bridge, Uncle Mo, Goldikova, Dakota Phone, Dangerous Midge, Blame
2011 Federation Cup Women’s Tennis, Moscow, Russia: Czech pair Lucie Hradecká & Květa Peschke beats Maria Kirilenko & Elena Vesnina of Russia to clinch a 3-2 win for the visitors in the final
2020 Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Keeneland Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Golden Pal, Fire at Will, Vequist, Aunt Pearl, Essential Quality
2021 Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Del Mar Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Ce Ce, Golden Pal, Life Is Good, Loves Only You, Aloha West, Space Blues, Marche Lorraine, Yibir, Knicks Go

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