1898 1st first-class cricket game between Australian states NSW and Tasmania
1899 George F Bryant of Boston patents the wooden golf tee
1908 Australasian Championships Men’s Tennis, Sydney: American Fred Alexander beats Alfred Dunlop of Australia 3-6, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2, 6-3
1930 Baseball Rules Committee greatly revises the rule book, ball bouncing into stands not a HR, now a double
1936 1937 NFL Draft: Sam Francis from University of Nebraska first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
1937 National Football League Championship, Wrigley Field, Chicago: Washington Redskins beat Chicago Bears, 28-21
1937 1938 NFL Draft: Corbett Davis from University of Indiana first pick by Cleveland Rams
1950 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB)
1959 Jack Brabham finishes 4th in season-ending US Grand Prix at Sebring to become first Australian F1 World Drivers Championship winner; takes title by 4 points from Briton Tony Brooks
1964 Cleveland Browns’ Frank Ryan sets club record of 5 TD passes
1965 Doug Walters makes maiden Test ton in 1st Test, goes on to 155
1966 US Supreme Courts votes 4-3 allowing Braves to move to Atlanta
1969 Decathlon Bill Toomey achieves world record-score of 8417 points
1973 Canada begins selling Olympic coins ($5 & $10 silver coins)
1973 San Diego files anti-trust against NL (stopping Padres move to DC)
1976 Spaniard Manuel Orantes beats Wojtek Fibak of Poland 5–7, 6–2, 0–6, 7–6, 6–1 to win his first and only season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis title in Houston, Texas
1977 Yanks purchase Andy Messersmith from Braves
1986 James ”Bone Crusher” Smith TKO’s WBA champ Tim Witherspoon in Madison Square Garden
1987 Mookie Blaylock sets NBA record of 13 steals in a game
1987 Okla’s sets NCAA record of 33 steals vs Centenary
1991 NJ Nets set NBA record of 22 blocks beating Nuggets 121-81
1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneer Dexter Manley retires after failing drug test
1992 58th Heisman Trophy Award: Gino Torretta, U of Miami (QB)
1992 NY Giants lose 19-0 to Phoenix Cardinals
1995 NBA referees return to work after striking
1997 Red Sox sign Pedro Martinez to record 6 year $69 million contract
2011 77th Heisman Trophy Award: Robert Griffin III, Baylor (QB)

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