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    1919 Yankees & Red Sox reach agreement on transfer of Babe Ruth the Yankees
    1928 Johnny Weissmuller (later to become Tarzan in the movies Tarzan) announces his retirement from amateur swimming
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    1947 Carlton Fisk, Vermont, all star catcher (Red Sox, White Sox)
    1954 Ozzie Smith, Mobile AL, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
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    Q what Vol great never beat UF?
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    1905
    Intercollegiate Athletic Association of US founded (becomes NCAA in 1910)

    1958
    "The Greatest Game Ever Played", Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants 23-17 in the first every sudden-death overtime game in NFL history (17 future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were involved in the game)

    1975
    "The Hail Mary", with 32 seconds left in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach throws a desperate 50-yard winning touchdown pass to Drew Pearson to defeat the Minnesota Vikings, and the "Hail Mary" play is born

    2008 The Detroit Lions finished the season 0-16 with a 31-21 lost to the Green Bay Packers The first time in National Football League history that a team went winless in a 16-game season.
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    1965 CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year
    1969
    NY Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball & challenge the reserve clause
    1989 Wayne Gretzky & Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by AP
    2007 Tom Brady sets a then-NFL record, throwing his 50th TD pass, and the New England Patriots become the first team in NFL history to finish the regular season 16-0
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    2008 NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Denver Broncos
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    NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Washington Redskins
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    1935 Sandy Koufax, Dodger pitcher (Cy Young '63, '65, '66, perfect-1967)
    1975 Tiger Woods, American golfer (14 Majors and 79 PGA wins), born in Cypress, California
    1984 LeBron James, American NBA basketball player born in Akron, Ohio
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    one of my all time fav players

    1967 "The Ice Bowl", Packers beat Cowboys 21-17 in NFL championship game (-13°F)
    1974 41st Sugar Bowl: #8 Nebraska beats #18 Florida, 13-10
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    and we kicked their butt all over the field in that Sugar Bowl game for 3+ quarters
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    1902 1st Rose Bowl: Michigan beats Stanford 49-0
    1994 60th Sugar Bowl: #8 Florida beats #3 West Virginia, 41-7
    2010 76th Sugar Bowl: #5 Florida beats #3 Cincinnati, 51-24
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    1927 Doak Walker, American football star (d. 1998)
    1986 Glen Davis, American basketball player
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    1965 NY Jets sign quarterback Joe Namath
    1967 33rd Orange Bowl: Florida beats #8 Georgia Tech, 27-12
    1995 61st Sugar Bowl: #7 Florida State beats #5 Florida, 23-17
    1997 63rd Sugar Bowl: #3 Florida beats #1 Florida State, 52-20
    1999 65th Orange Bowl: #7 Florida beats #18 Syracuse, 31-10
    2001 67th Sugar Bowl: #3 Miami beats #7 Florida, 37-20
    2002 68th Orange Bowl: #5 Florida beats #6 Maryland, 56-23
    2013 79th Sugar Bowl: #21 Louisville beats #3 Florida, 33-23
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    1983 Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota
    2016 Jimmy Butler breaks Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls record for points in a half, scoring 40 of his 42 points in the second half to lead the Bulls in a 115-113 victory over the Toronto Raptors
    Happy Birthday: 1981 Eli Manning, American football quarterback (NY Giants - MVP Super Bowls XLII, XLVI), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
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    1920 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes
    1986 NCAA basketball's David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots
    2000 A day after accepting the head coaching position of the New York Jets, Bill Belichick resigns
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    1930 Don Shula, American NFL coach (Miami Dolphins), born in Grand River Ohio
    1935 Floyd Patterson, American heavyweight champion (1956-59, 1960-62, Olympic gold 1952), born in Waco, North Carolina (d. 2006)