1896 Stanley Cup, Granite Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Ernie McLea scores a hat-trick as Montreal Victorias beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-5; first SC Challenge game played outside of Montreal
1907 Abraham Mills’ commission declares Abner Doubleday invented baseball
1908 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers outscore Edmonton HC, 14-9 in 2 game challenge series
1911 English cricketer Sydney Barnes takes 5-6 in 1st 11 overs v Australia at MCG
1926 Chicago Tribune reports the Tigers threw a 4-game series to the White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant (never substantiated)
1934 New York Rangers and Boston Bruins battle out a 0-0 tie; first of a 37-game overtime undefeated streak for the Bruins, the longest in NHL history; streak spans over 4 years and includes 27 ties
1943 Phillies trade Babe Dahlgren to Pitts for Babe Phelps & cash
1956 National Football League Championship, Yankee Stadium, NYC: New York Giants beat Chicago Bears, 47-7; Giants’ 4th NFL title
1971 Long Island NHL franchise purchased (NY Islanders)
1973 NFC Championship, Texas Stadium, Irving: Minnesota Vikings beat Dallas Cowboys, 27-10
1977 Australian Open Women’s Tennis: Evonne Goolagong Cawley wins her 6th career Grand Slam title; beats fellow Australian Helen Gourlay Cawley 6-3, 6-0
1982 England defeat Australia by three runs at cricket MCG
1986 Ballon d’Or: Dynamo Kyiv’s Ukrainian forward Igor Belanov is named best football player in Europe ahead of Barcelona striker Gary Lineker and Real Madrid forward Emilio Butragueño
1989 Dmitri Volkov swims world record 50m freestyle (27.15 sec)
1992 Last day of Test Cricket for Michael Whitney
1992 Washington defenseman Al Iafrate becomes first player in NHL history to have his shot officially break 100 miles per hour; records 101.4 mph during the Capitals Superskills competition
2013 NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Washington Redskins
2016 83rd Orange Bowl: #10 Florida State beats #6 Michigan, 33-32
2017 84th Orange Bowl: #6 Wisconsin beats #11 Miami (Florida), 34-24
2019 86th Orange Bowl: #6 Florida beats #24 Virginia, 36-28
2020 San Antonio assistant Becky Hammon becomes first female to coach an NBA team after Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is ejected in a 121-107 loss to the LA Lakers

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