1870 The New York Times dubs baseball ”The National Game”
1943 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Hamilton Flying Wildcats defeat Winnipeg RCAF Bombers, 23-14
1946 English soccer team beats Netherlands, 8-2
1947 Joe DiMaggio wins his 3rd MVP, beating Ted Williams by 1 vote
1948 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Calgary Stampeders win their first Championship; defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 12-7
1950 Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
1953 Indians 3rd baseman Al Rosen is unanimously named AL’s MVP
1954 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Edmonton Eskimos win first of 3 straight Championships; defeat Montreal Alouettes, 26-25
1954 19th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-0 in Birmingham
1956 1957 NFL Draft: Paul Hornung from University of Notre Dame first pick by Green Bay Packers
1956 Bobby Morrow takes out the Melbourne Olympics sprint double when he wins the 200m gold medal in equal world record 20.75s; beats American teammates Andy Stanfield and Thane Baker
1956 Al Oerter wins first of 4 consecutive men’s discus gold medals when he throws Olympic record 56.36m to lead an American medal sweep at the Melbourne Games; Fortune Gordien silver, Desmond Koch bronze
1956 Elżbieta Krzesińska of Poland equals world record with leap of 6.53m to win the women’s long jump gold medal at the Melbourne Olympics
1960 Trailing 38-7 late in 3rd quarter, Buffalo Bills tie Broncos at 38-38
1961 Gordie Howe becomes 1st to play in 1,000 NHL games
1965 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Winn Blue Bombers, 22-16; strong winds meant all scoring occurred by the team going with the wind
1965 1966 NFL Draft: Tommy Nobis from University of Texas first pick by Atlanta Falcons
1965 30th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 30-3 in Birmingham
1966 In highest-scoring NFL game, Washington Redskins defeat NY Giants 72-41
1970 Test Cricket debut of Rodney ”Iron Gloves” Marsh v England, Brisbane
1971 36th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-7 in Birmingham
1972 Yanks trade Ellis, Torres & Spikes to Indians for Nettles & Moses
1974 Cardinals outfielder Bake McBride wins NL Rookie of Year
1976 41st Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 38-7 in Birmingham
1977 CFL Grey Cup, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: Montreal Alouettes beat Edmonton Eskimos, 41-6; record Grey Cup crowd 68,318; game referred to as the ‘Ice Bowl’; Dan Sweet record 23 points
1979 1st day-night one-day cricket international, Australia v WI at SCG
1982 Kepler Wessels scores century in 1st Test Cricket (162 v England)
1982 47th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-22 in Birmingham, Auburn’s first win in the series in 10 years
1983 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Toronto Argonauts defeats BC Lions, 18-17; Argos’ first Grey Cup victory in 31 years
1985 Cards Vince Coleman wins NL Rookie of Year
1987 52nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 10-0 in Birmingham
1988 CFL Grey Cup, Landsdowne Park, Ottawa: Winnipeg Blue Bombers edge BC Lions, 22-21; first Grey Cup game won by a team with only a .500 season
1993 India defeat West Indies in Bengal Jubilee Cricket Final, Kumble 6-12
1994 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: BC Lions beat Baltimore FC, 26-23; first-ever championship in pro football history featuring a US v Canada matchup; Lions win on last second Lui Passaglia field-goal
1997 Lions’ Barry Sanders becomes NFL’s 2nd all-time rusher
2004 New Zealand’s All Blacks thump Six Nations Rugby Union Champions France 45-6 in Paris
2004 Marco Antonio Barrera beats Erik Morales by majority decision to win WBC super featherweight boxing title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas; final fight of legendary trilogy; The Ring’s ‘Fight of the Year’
2005 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Edmonton Eskimos beat Montreal Alouettes, 38-35; first time in 44 years Grey Cup goes into overtime
2006 Ballon d’Or: Italy defender Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus/Real Madrid) is named best football player in Europe ahead of Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and Arsenal forward Thierry Henry
2009 74th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 26-21 in Auburn
2011 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: BC Lions beat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 34-23 for their 6th Championship
2014 Stephanie Gilmore wins her 6th women’s world surfing title
2014 Cricketer Phillip Hughes dies two days after being struck on the head by a bouncer
2016 CFL Grey Cup, BMO Field, Toronto: Ottawa Redblacks upset the heavily favoured Calgary Stampeders, 39–33 in overtime to win a championship in just their 3rd season of existence

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