1877 ”American Bicycling Journal” begins publishing (Boston, Mass)
1894 United States Golf Association forms in New York
1915 Organized baseball and Federal League sign a peace treaty at Cincinnati; Federal Baseball League dissolves
1917 In the NHL’s first official week of play, 3 players score hat tricks in the same game, for the same team; Corb Denneny, Reg Noble, & Harry Meeking each score 3 for the Toronto Arenas in an 11-4 win over the Ottawa Senators
1923 Bill Ponsford & Edgar Mayne make 456 opening stand for Vict
1924 Babe Dye of NHL’s Toronto St Patricks scores 5 goals beat Bruins 10-2
1941 1942 NFL Draft: Bill Dudley from University of Virginia first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers
1943 Manufacturers get permission to use synthetic rubber for baseball core
1946 Cleveland Browns beat NY Yankees 14-9 in AAFC championship game
1951 Australia cricket all out 82 v West Indies at Adelaide
1953 Jack Dunn III, owner of Baltimore Orioles in Intl League, turns name over to newly relocated St Louis Browns
1959 NY Ranger goalie Marcel Paille wears a customized mask
1962 1,000,000th NBA point scored
1969 Pete Marovich sets NCAA record of hitting 30 of 31 foul shots
1980 MLB St. Louis Cardinals release outfielder Bobby Bonds
1983 Indiana Pacers win, 133-132 in Denver to end a 28 NBA game losing streak on the road
1983 NHL NY Islanders score 3 shorthanded goals against Washington Capitols
1984 Test Cricket debut of Craig McDermott, v WI at the MCG
1985 74th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Germany in Munich (3-2)
1986 India score 7-676 v Sri Lanka at Kanpur in Cricket
1992 Ballon d’Or: Milan’s Dutch striker Marco van Basten wins his 3rd title as best football player in Europe ahead of Barcelona forward Hristo Stoichkov and Ajax forward Dennis Bergkamp
1995 David Cone signs $19.5 million 3 year contract with NY Yankees
1996 Steelers’ Kordell Stewart runs quarterback record 80 yds for TD
1996 Zimbabwe & England draw Bulawayo Test Cricket with England needing 1 run to win
2003 Ballon d’Or: Juventus’ Czech midfielder Pavel Nedvěd is named best football player in Europe ahead of Arsenal forward Thierry Henry and Milan defender Paolo Maldini
2012 Tomasz Adamek outpoints Steve Cunningham in a split decision in the IBF heavyweight title eliminator at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2019 New Orleans wide receiver Michael Thomas sets NFL record for most catches in a season with his 144th as Saints beat Tennessee 38-28; breaks 17-year old record held by Marvin Harrison (143)

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