1866 1st yacht race across Atlantic Ocean; schooners Fleetwing, Vesta and the Henrietta, with NY playboy Gordon Bennett on board, leave Sandy Hook for the Scilly Isles (the Henrietta wins)
1926 Leo O’Connor is unbeaten on 143 as Queensland wins their first Sheffield Shield match by 5 wickets vs NSW at the Sydney Cricket Ground
1934 1st Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher unsuccessful vs Rangers
1934 Ford C. Frick becomes president of baseball’s National League
1934 NL votes to permit night baseball (up to 7 games per home team)
1937 25th CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Argonauts claim their 4th Championship; beat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 4-3
1941 Australian state cricket associations, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales decide at meetings with new Prime Minister John Curtin to abandon all interstate first class matches for the duration of WWII
1941 NY Giants acquire future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Johnny Mize from Cardinals for 3 players & $50,000
1947 Pacific Coast League application for major league status rejected
1949 Chicago Bear Johnny Lujack passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chicago Cards (52-29)
1949 Cleveland Browns beat SF ’49ers 21-7 in final AAFC championship game
1954 Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
1966 Al Nelson sets NFL record returning missed field goal, 100 yards
1972 New York Jets’ Don Maynard becomes all time pro reception leader (632)
1973 NA Soccer League awards LA, San Francisco, Seattle & Vancouver franchises
1979 Geoff Boycott scores cricket century in a limited-over international
1981 Wash Capitals biggest margin of victory (9) beating Toronto 11-2
1985 NHL Record 62 points scored, Edmonton (36) beats Chicago (26) 12-9 & ties record of 21 goals
1989 Mark Davis signs record $3.25 million per year KC Royals contract
1993 59th Heisman Trophy Award: Charlie Ward, Florida State (QB)
1995 Thomas O Hicks buys NHL Dallas Stars for $84 million
2000 66th Heisman Trophy Award: Chris Weinke, Florida State (QB)
2004 70th Heisman Trophy Award: Matt Leinart, USC (QB)

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