1885 Montreal & Britannia Football Clubs (QRFU) defeat Ontario Combined Team (ORFU) 3-0 in CRFU Championship game
1892 Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500 to become first professional football player in the Allegheny Athletic Association’s 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Athletic Club
1904 9th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 29-5 in Birmingham
1931 Maple Leaf Gardens opens in Toronto – Chic Blackhawks beat Leafs, 2-1
1933 1st NFL football game on a Sunday at Philadelphia’s Baker Bowl – sporting events on Sunday had been illegal on Sundays; Eagles tie Chicago Bears, 3-3
1933 1st NFL football game on a Sunday at Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field – sporting events on Sunday had been illegal on Sundays; Pirates lose to Brooklyn Dodgers 32-0
1950 Gene Roberts sets NFL NY Giant rushing record (218 yds) vs Chic Cards
1952 Philadelphia A’s pitcher Bobby Shantz wins AL MVP
1952 White Sox place Jim Rivera on 1 year probation after cleared of rape
1953 US district Judge Grim, rules NFL can black out TV home games
1958 Bob Turley of Yankees wins Cy Young Award
1959 White Sox 2B Nellie Fox wins AL’s MVP
1966 Dodgers complete an 18-game tour of Japan with a 9-8-1 record
1970 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA victory (11th game), beating Portland 105-103
1975 25th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
1975 7h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 25-0
1979 Tony Franklin of Philadelphia Eagles kicks 59-yard field goal
1982 Zaheer Abbas gets his 100th 100 in Test Cricket for Pakistan v India, goes to 215
1982 Aaron Pryor scores a 14th round KO of Alexis Argüello in Miami to retain his WBA super lightweight boxing title in the first of 2 meetings between the Hall of Famers; The Ring’s ‘Fight of the Decade’
1983 NJ Devils 1st overtime game, lose to Calgary Flames 4-3
1988 Japan beats MLB All-Star team 5-4 in Tokyo (Game 6 of 7)
1990 ”The Body Bag Game” – after Eagles coach Buddy Ryan threatens beating Redskins so badly ”they’ll have to be carted off in body bags” the Eagles defense score 3 touchdowns winning 28–14, knocking 8 Redskins out of the game
1991 Atlanta Brave Tom Glavine wins NL Cy Young Award
1992 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is reinstated for 8th time
1995 25th NYC Women’s Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:28:06
1995 26th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:10:00
1995 Marino breaks Tarkenton’s NFL all-time passing yardage mark of 47,003
1995 45th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins
1998 NY Islanders tie Detroit Red Wings 1-1, to end 10 game losing streak
2006 Belgian tennis star Justine Hénin-Hardenne wins WTA Tour Championship title decider in Madrid, Spain; beats defending champion Amélie Mauresmo 6-4, 6-3
2017 Federation Cup Women’s Tennis, Minsk, Belarus: American pair Shelby Rogers & Coco Vandeweghe beats Aryna Sabalenka & Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 6-3, 7-6 to wrap up 3-2 win and record extending 18th title for the US
2019 Former Houston Astros MLB pitcher Mike Fiers reveals team secretly “stole signsâ€? via camera from visiting teams 2015-17; comms between opposing pitchers & catchers intercepted and relayed to Astros batters
2021 Steph Curry makes his 3,359th three-point shot to pass Ray Allen as the NBA’s greatest career 3-point shooter during Golden State Warriors 119-93 win over Chicago Bulls in San Francisco

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