1892 English football club Newcastle United founded
1913 John K Tener becomes president of baseball’s National League
1922 1st Australasian Championships Women’s Tennis, Sydney: Margaret Molesworth wins inaugural title; beats fellow Australian Esna Boyd 6-3, 10-8
1922 Australasian Championships Men’s Tennis, Sydney: James Anderson wins 1st of 3 Australasian titles; beats fellow Australian Gerald Patterson 6-0, 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
1926 USGA legalizes steel shaft golf clubs
1931 Baseball cuts squad from 25 to 23 players & NL continues to prohibit uniform numbers
1933 CFL Grey Cup, Athletic Park, Sarnia: Toronto Argonauts edge Sarnia Imperials, 4-3 for their 3rd Championship
1935 1st Heisman Trophy Award: Jay Berwanger, Chicago (HB)
1936 AL OKs night baseball for St Louis
1938 1939 NFL Draft: Ki Aldrich from TCU first pick by Chicago Cardinals
1939 CFL Grey Cup, Landsdowne Park, Ottawa: Winnipeg Blue Bombers claim 2nd title; defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 8-7
1939 1940 NFL Draft: George Cafego from University of Tennessee first pick by Chicago Cardinals
1941 7th Heisman Trophy Award: Bruce Smith, Minnesota (HB)
1949 NFL merges Cleveland Browns, SF ’49ers & Balt Colts from AAFC
1953 Montreal Canadiens (106) & Toronto Maple Leafs (98) combine for 204 penalty minutes
1973 NFL St. Louis Cardinal Jim Bakken kicks 6 field goals vs Atlanta Falcons
1978 1st game of Women’s Pro Basketball League (WBL), Chicago Hustle vs Milwaukee Does
1982 World Boxing Council first to reduce the length of championship fights from 15 to 12 rounds, and allows referees to order standing 8-count for fighters in trouble
1984 LA Ram Eric Dickerson rushes 215 yards for season record 2,105 yards
1984 PGA Seniors’ Championship Men’s Golf, PGA National GC: Australian Peter Thomson wins his lone Champions Tour major title by 3 strokes from Don January
1988 NY Yankees sign 12-year television contract with MSG for $500M
1990 NFL NY Giant Otis Anderson becomes 8th to rush for 10,000th yard
1992 Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott apologizes for racist remarks
1992 Sri Lanka’s third-ever Test Cricket victory (v NZ by 9 wkts)
1992 NHL NJ Devils organization announces that it will change its colors to black, red, & white for the 1992-93 season
1995 61st Heisman Trophy Award: Eddie George, Ohio State (RB)
2000 Tottenham defender Ledley King scores fastest goal in English Premier League history when he nets after 9.82 seconds in 3-3 draw at Bradford City
2006 72nd Heisman Trophy Award: Troy Smith, Ohio State (QB)
2013 MLB pitcher Roy Halladay announces his retirement due to persistent back injury
2017 83rd Heisman Trophy Award: Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma (QB)
2018 Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rogers breaks Tom Brady’s NFL record with his 359th straight pass without an interception during Packers 34-20 win over Atlanta Falcons; finishes game with streak intact at 368
2019 World Anti-Doping Agency bans Russia from all major sporting events including 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2022 football World Cup in Qatar for manipulating laboratory data

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