1891 Canadian Rugby Union forms
1904 Dawson City hockey team begins 9 day walk to get a boat to Seattle to catch a train to Ottawa to play in Stanley Cup on Jan 13 1905
1917 1st NHL game played on artificial ice in Toronto
1917 Quebec Bulldogs play their 1st professional hockey game
1920 1st US indoor curling rink opens (Brookline, Mass)
1924 Test Cricket debut of Bill Ponsford, who scored 110 in 1st innings
1926 National Football League Championship: Frankford Yellow Jackets (14-1-2) win first past the post title
1927 National Football League Championship: New York Giants (11-1-1) win first past the post title
1947 1948 NFL Draft: Harry Gilmer from University of Alabama first pick by Washington Redskins
1948 Cleveland Browns beats Buffalo Bills 49-7 in AAFC championship game
1948 National Football League Championship, Shribe Park, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Eagles shutout Chicago Cardinals, 7-0 in a snowstorm, ‘the Philly Blizzard’
1974 Dave Kryskow scores Washington Capitals 1st NHL shorthanded goal
1976 John Lever takes 7-46 in 1st Test Cricket innings, v India Delhi
1976 Piper Cherokee crashes into Balt Memorial Stadium upper stands, 10 minutes after Colts lose 40-14 to Steelers. No one seriously hurt
1976 Davis Cup Men’s Tennis, Santiago, Chile: Paolo Bertolucci & Adriano Panatta give Italy unassailable 3-0 lead; beat Patricio Cornejo & Jaime Fillol of Chile 6-3, 2-6, 9-7, 6-3; ends, 4-1
1983 The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro
1986 Jack Morris agrees to salary arbitration with former team Tigers & accuses owners of collusion against free agency
1986 Michael Sergio, who parachuted into Shea Stadium during game 6 of the World Series, sentenced to 100 hrs of community service & fined $500
1988 Oklahoma’s College football team gets 3 year probation
1991 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe arrested for cocaine possession
2009 Former Welsh and Lions captain Gareth Thomas is the first international rugby player to reveal he is gay
2010 ”Miracle at the New Meadowlands”, Philadelphia Eagles trail New York Giants by 21 points with eight minutes to play, before scoring 4 touchdowns in final 7 minutes, including dramatic walk-off punt returned for a touchdown by DeSean Jackson
2018 Houston Rockets set NBA single-game record with 26 three-pointers in 136-118 victory over Washington Wizards; 8 players hit from deep as Rockets shoot 26-of-55 (47.3%); James Harden leads charge, shooting 6-of-11 on 3s

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