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  1. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

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    Madame Butterfly premieres
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    On this day in 1904, Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly premieres at the La Scala theatre in Milan, Italy. The young Puccini decided to dedicate his life to opera after seeing a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Aida in 1876. In his later life, he would write some of the best-loved operas of ... read more »
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1782
    French and British battle in the Indian Ocean »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1966
    Brian Wilson rolls tape on "Good Vibrations," take one »
    1982
    Lee Strasberg dies »
    2000
    Dave Eggers' Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius debuts »
    CIVIL WAR
    1865
    Sherman sacks Columbia, South Carolina »
    COLD WAR
    1947
    Voice of America begins broadcasts to Russia »
    CRIME
    1906
    The first "Trial of the Century" »
    DISASTER
    1993
    Ferry sinks near Haiti »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1801
    Deadlock over presidential election ends »
    1957
    Gromyko becomes foreign minister »
    1979
    China invades Vietnam »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1972
    Beetle overtakes Model T as world's best-selling car »
    PRESIDENTIAL
    1801
    Thomas Jefferson is elected »
    SPORTS
    1996
    Kasparov defeats chess-playing computer »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1966
    Taylor testifies on Operation Rolling Thunder »
    1968
    U.S. casualty rate reaches record high »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1820
    Senate passes Missouri Compromise »
    WORLD WAR I
    1915
    Zeppelin L-4 crashes into North Sea »
    WORLD WAR II
    1944
    U.S. troops land on Eniwetok atoll »
     
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    Twain publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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    On this day in 1885, Mark Twain publishes his famous–and famously controversial–novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain (the pen name of Samuel Clemens) first introduced Huck Finn as the best friend of Tom Sawyer, hero of his tremendously successful novel The Adventures of Tom ... read more »
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1776
    Lord Dunmore dispatches note of "inexpressible mortification" »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1929
    First Academy Awards announced »
    1931
    Toni Morrison's birthday »
    1959
    Ray Charles records "What'd I Say" at Atlantic Records »
    CIVIL WAR
    1817
    Lewis Armistead born »
    COLD WAR
    1964
    United States punishes nations for trading with Cuba »
    CRIME
    2003
    Arsonist sets fire in South Korean subway »
    2011
    Green River serial killer pleads guilty to 49th murder »
    DISASTER
    1965
    Avalanche kills 26 in British Columbia »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1856
    Know-Nothings convene in Philadelphia »
    1930
    Pluto discovered »
    1948
    De Valera resigns »
    1967
    J. Robert Oppenheimer dies »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    2001
    Dale Earnhardt killed in crash »
    PRESIDENTIAL
    1861
    Davis becomes provisional president of the Confederacy »
    SPORTS
    1979
    Richard Petty wins Daytona 500 after last-lap crash »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1965
    United States warns of forthcoming bombing operations »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1878
    Murder ignites Lincoln County War »
    WORLD WAR I
    1913
    Raymond Poincare becomes president of France »
    WORLD WAR II
    1943
    Nazis arrest White Rose resistance leaders »
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1899 Stanley Cup: Mont Shamrocks sweep Queens U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games
    1909 Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young, at 41, to Cleveland Naps
    1919 Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goal
    1922 Kenesaw Mountain Landis resigns his judgeship to work for baseball
    1928 Sonja Henie of Norway wins the women’s figure skating gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympic Games; her first of 3 consecutive titles in the event
    1928 USA 2 beats USA 1 by 0.5s for the 5-man bobsleigh gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; Germany 2 takes bronze
    1936 NHL record 32 points scored, NY Americans (28) & Mont Maroons (24)
    1943 William D Cox buys Philadelphia Phillies
    1944 Youngest baseball player, Cincinnati Reds sign 15 year old Joe Nuxhall
    1951 3 City College of NY basketball players admit to accepting bribes
    1960 VIII Winter Olympic Games open in Squaw Valley, California
    1961 Henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater
    1962 4th Daytona 500: Race winner Fireball Roberts dominates the event, leading 144 of the 200 laps
    1967 Bob Seagren sets pole vault record at 17'3"
    1967 Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers
    1968 X Winter Olympic Games close in Grenoble, France
    1973 15th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins his 4th Great American Race by more than 2 laps from Bobby Isaac
    1978 1st Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona, Hawaii
    1979 21st Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (143.977 MPH)
    1983 NBA Indiana Pacers begin a 28 game road losing streak
    1986 San Antonio's Alvin Robertson scores NBA 2nd quadruple double-20 pts, 11 rebounds, 10 assists & 10 steals against Phoenix
    1989 Sherri Turner wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open/Itoki Pro-Am
    1990 Jane Crafter wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament
    1990 32nd Daytona 500: Derrike Cope wins (165.761 MPH)
    1991 Edmonton Oiler goalie Grant Fuhr returns to NHL after season-long suspension for substance abuse & shuts out NJ Devils 4-0
    1994 Shreveport Pirates join CFL as 4th US team
    1995 Barb Thomas Whitehead wins Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies' Golf Open
    1996 38th Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett wins (154.308 MPH)
    1998 NY Rangers fire head coach Colin Campbell
    2001 Crash during Daytona 500 race on last lap claims life of Dale Earnhardt, prompting sport to implement new safety procedures
    2001 43rd Daytona 500: Michael Waltrip wins (161.783 MPH)
    2004 Greg Maddux signs with the Chicago Cubs, the team he began his career with
    2007 56th NBA All-Star Game, Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, NV: West beats East, 153-132; MVP: Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers, F
    2007 49th Daytona 500: Kevin Harvick wins (149.333 MPH)
    2018 NBA All Star Game, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: Team LeBron beats Team Curry, 148-145; MVP: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, F
    2018 60th Daytona 500: Austin Dillon driving for Richard Childress Racing wins in a Chevrolet Camero ZL1

    BIRTHDAYS
    1853 August Belmont Jr, breeder (Man 'O War)/founder (NY Jockey Club)
    1895 George "The Gipper" Gipp, football star (Notre Dame)
    1909 Matti Jarvinen, Finland, javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1932)
    1926 Len Ford, NFL end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers)
    1927 Luis Arroyo, Puerto Rican baseball player
    1928 Jim McElreath, auto racer (1970 Ontario 500)
    1928 Tom Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player
    1931 Bob St. Clair "The Geek", American football player, born in San Francisco, California
    1937 Jeff Farrell, US swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1960)
    1938 Manny Mota, Dominican baseball outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    1939 Dal Maxvill, American baseball player
    1945 Judy Rankin, American golfer (26 LPGA Tour wins), born in St Louis, Missouri
    1947 Carlos A Lopes, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympic gold 1984)
    1950 Bruce Kison, American MLB pitcher (World Series 1971, 79), born in Bradenton, Florida (d. 2018)
    1957 Marita Koch, German DR, 400m sprinter (Olympic gold 1980)
    1958 Peter Koech, Kiliburani Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic silver 1988)
    1960 Andy Moog, NHL goalie (Oilers, Bruins, Olympics-Canada-1988)
    1961 Alycia Moulton, tennis star, born in Sacramento, California
    1962 Gary Reasons, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
    1962 Simon Fletcher, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
    1963 John Gesek, NFL center (Washington Redskins)
    1964 Kevin Tapani, pitcher (Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins), born in Des Moines, Iowa
    1966 Kris King, Bracebridge, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets)
    1967 Colin Jackson, Cardiff Wales, 100m hurdler (Olympic silver 1988)
    1967 Matt Turner, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
    1969 Alexander Mogilny, Khavarovsk, 1st soviet to defect to NHL (Sabres)
    1969 Igor Larionov, Voskresensk Russia, NHL forward (Team Russia, Detroit)
    1970 Tyler Green, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
    1971 George Teague, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers)
    1971 Reggie Holt, WLAF safety (London Monarchs)
    1971 Constantin Popa, Romanian-Israeli basketball player
    1972 Lubomir Rybovic, Kosice CZE, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)
    1972 Marc Lillibridge, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
    1974 Jamey Carroll, American baseball player
    1975 Scott Tucker, 400m/800m freestyle relay (Olympics 1996), born in Birmingham, Alabama
    1976 Chanda Rubin, American tennis player (1996 Australian Open doubles), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
    1976 Jason Podollan, Vernon, NHL center (Florida Panthers)
    1976 Volker Schenk, WLAF RB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
    1976 Leilani Munter, American race car driver
    1979 Julia Greville, swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
    1980 Alison Rachel Fitch, New Zealand swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
    1980 Nikolai Antropov, Kazakh ice hockey player
    1981 Andrei Kirilenko, Russian basketball player
    1981 Alex Rios, American baseball player
    1983 Jason Maxiell, American basketball player
     
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    Donner Party rescued
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    On this day in 1847, the first rescuers reach surviving members of the Donner Party, a group of California-bound emigrants stranded by snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In the summer of 1846, in the midst of a Western-bound fever sweeping the United States, 89 people–including 31 members of... read more »
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1777
    Congress overlooks Benedict Arnold for promotion »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1878
    Thomas Alva Edison patents the phonograph »
    1934
    Bob Hope marries Dolores Reade »
    1952
    Amy Tan's birthday »
    CIVIL WAR
    1821
    Francis Preston Blair, Jr., born »
    COLD WAR
    1981
    United States calls situation in El Salvador a communist plot »
    CRIME
    1851
    Angry San Francisco vigilantes take the law into their own hands »
    DISASTER
    1884
    Tornadoes strike the Southeast »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1473
    Copernicus born »
    1807
    Aaron Burr arrested for treason »
    1942
    Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066 »
    1974
    Solzhenitsyn reunited with family »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1984
    Yarborough wins fourth Daytona 500 »
    PRESIDENTIAL
    1942
    FDR orders Japanese Americans into internment camps »
    SPORTS
    1996
    Patrick Roy gets 300th win as NHL goalie »
    2010
    Tiger Woods apologizes for extramarital affairs »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1965
    South Vietnamese coup unsuccessful »
    1970
    Chicago Seven sentenced »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1847
    Rescuers reach Donner Party »
    WORLD WAR I
    1915
    British navy bombards Dardanelles »
    WORLD WAR II
    1945
    Marines invade Iwo Jima »
     
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    1928 II Winter Olympic Games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
    1928 Gillis Grafström of Sweden wins his 3rd consecutive Olympic men’s figure skating gold medal at St. Moritz; one of only 2 athletes to win gold at both Winter & Summer Games (won figure skating Antwerp 1920)
    1928 Canada retains the Olympic ice hockey title when they rout Switzerland, 13-0 in the final round in St. Moritz; Canadian left-wing Dave Trottier top scores with 15 points
    1942 NY Yankees annouce 5,000 uniformed soldiers admitted free at each of their upcoming home games
    1946 Giants outfielder Danny Gardella is 1st major leaguer to announce he is jumping to the "outlaw" Mexican League
    1961 Henk van der Grift (Neth) becomes world champ all-round skater
    1965 NFL adds 6th official - the line judge
    1967 Stien Kaiser becomes world champion lady's skater
    1977 A's sell pitcher Paul Lindblad to the Rangers for $400,000
    1978 20th Daytona 500: Bobby Allison takes lead with 11 laps remaining; lowest starting position (33rd) for winner until 2007
    1980 American speed skater Eric Heiden wins 1,000m in Olympic record 1:15.18; third of record 5 gold medal sweep of events at Lake Placid
    1983 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 400 m free style swimming record
    1984 XIV Winter Olympic Games close in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
    1984 1st brother combo to win Gold & Silver in same event at Olympics (Phil & Steve Mahre-Slalom)
    1984 26th Daytona 500: Cale Yarborough wins for 2nd consecutive year and 4th time in career; last-lap pass to beat Darrell Waltrip
    1987 Less than a month after re-signing, A's pitcher Vida Blue retires
    1989 31st Daytona 500: Darrell Waltrip wins when Hendrick Racing team decides to use fuel strategy, being the only car not to pit in the closing laps
    1994 Marta Figueras-Dotti wins Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
    1995 37th Daytona 500: Sterling Marlin wins for 2nd straight year; 3rd driver to achieve back-to-back titles (Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough)
    2006 55th NBA All-Star Game, Toyota Centre, Houston, TX: East beats West, 122-120; MVP: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, F
    2006 48th Daytona 500: Jimmie Johnson driving from Hendrick Motorsports wins 203 lap race; goes on to win his first championship
    2017 NBA All Star Game, Smoothie King Centre, New Orleans, LA: West beats East, 192-182; MVP: Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans, F

    BIRTHDAYS
    1894 Herb Pennock, hall of fame pitcher (Yankees, 243 career wins)
    1916 Eddie Arcaro, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Triple Crown 1941 Whirlaway, 1948 Citation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1997)
    1924 Bruce Norris, NHL owner (Detroit Red Wings)
    1925 Leslie Laing, Jamaican athlete, 4X400m relay Olympic gold 1952, born in Linstead, Jamaica
    1938 Penny Zavichas, LPGA golfer
    1957 Dave "Smoke" Stewart, American pitcher (Oakland Athletic), born in Oakland, California
    1959 Roger Goodell, American NFL Commissioner, born in Jamestown, New York
    1962 Alvaro Espinoza, Venezuela, baseball shortstop (NY Yanks, NY Mets)
    1962 Hana Mandlíková, Czech tennis player (4 Grand Slam titles), born in Prague, Czech Republic
    1966 Matthew Ryan, team handball circle (Olympics 1996), born in Port Jefferson, New York
    1966 Paul Haarhuis, Eindhoven Neth, tennis star (1994 US/Austral doubles)
    1966 Peter Douris, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Toronto, Ontario
    1966 William White, NFL safety (KC Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons)
    1968 Rob Dimaio, NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Calgary, Alberta
    1970 Garland Hawkins, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears)
    1971 Becky Dyroen-Lancer, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in San Jose, California
    1971 Glyn Milburn, NFL running back/kick returner (Den Broncos, Det Lions)
    1971 Richard Green, Australian golfer
    1971 Wally Williams, NFL center/guard (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
    1971 William Henderson, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
    1973 Masafumi Kawaguchi, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
    1973 Terrence Rencher, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
    1973 Tommy Bennett, safety (Arizona Cardinals)
    1980 Mike Miller, American basketball player
    1981 Gil Reyes, American boxer
     
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    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

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    Ireland allows sale of contraceptives
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    In a highly controversial vote on February 20, 1985, the Irish government defies the powerful Catholic Church and approves the sale of contraceptives. Up until 1979, Irish law prohibited the importation and sale of contraceptives. In a 1973 case, McGee v. The Attorney General, the Irish Supreme ... read more »
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1792
    Postal Service Act regulates United States Post Office Department »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1950
    Dylan Thomas arrives in New York »
    1992
    John Singleton nominated for Best Director Oscar »
    2003
    Fire engulfs nightclub during Great White show »
    CIVIL WAR
    1864
    Battle of Olustee »
    COLD WAR
    1976
    SEATO disbands »
    CRIME
    1974
    Atlanta Constitution editor is kidnapped »
    DISASTER
    2003
    Rhode Island nightclub burns »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1725
    American colonists practice scalping »
    1962
    An American orbits earth »
    1986
    Chunnel plans announced »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1997
    Kramer on "Seinfeld" adopts a highway »
    PRESIDENTIAL
    1792
    George Washington signs the Postal Service Act »
    SPORTS
    1998
    Tara Lipinski becomes youngest Olympic figure skating gold medalist »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1968
    Hearings begin on American policy in Vietnam »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1902
    Ansel Adams is born »
    WORLD WAR I
    1919
    Amir of Afghanistan is assassinated »
    WORLD WAR II
    1942
    Pilot O'Hare becomes first American WWII flying ace »
     
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    1919 Foundation NHL club Toronto Arenas are permitted to cease operations due to financial difficulties; later become Toronto St. Patricks and then Maple Leafs
    1923 Christy Mathewson becomes President of Boston Braves
    1926 Montreal and Ottawa battle out just the second 0-0 tie in NHL history; dominant goalies are Clint Benedict (Maroons) and Alex Connell (Senators)
    1927 Golfers in SC arrested for violating Sabbath
    1929 Red Sox announce they will play Sunday games at Braves Field
    1952 1st black umpire in organized baseball certified (Emmett Ashford)
    1952 Britain's Jeannette Altwegg wins the Olympic women’s figure skating gold medal at the Olso Winter Games ahead of American Tenley Albright, who goes on to win in Cortina d'Ampezzo (1956)
    1952 American alpine skier Andrea Mead-Lawrence is only multi-gold medallist at the Oslo Winter Olympics when she wins the slalom, after taking out the inaugural giant slalom
    1953 US Court of Appeals rules that Organized Baseball is a sport & not a business, affirming the 25-year-old Supreme Court ruling
    1958 American jockey Eddie Arcaro rides his 4,000th winner
    1958 LA Coliseum Comm approves 2-yr pact allows Dodgers to use facility
    1960 Soviet females sweep the 10k cross country event at Squaw Valley; first medal sweep for the Soviets at a Winter Olympics; Maria Gusakova wins from Lyubov Kozyreva and Radya Yeroshina
    1963 Willie Mays (SF Giants) signs a record $100,000 per year contract
    1971 Bruin Phil Esposito is NHL's quickest to score 50 goals in a season
    1971 "Mr. Hockey," Gordie Howe scores a goal and adds 3 assists, including his 1,800th career NHL point, in 6-5 Red Wings' win over Buffalo in Detroit; Howe's 1,670th game
    1972 1st time Cleveland Cavaliers beat NY Knicks (111-109)
    1972 Ard Schenk wins world championship for speed skating
    1972 14th Daytona 500: A.J. Foyt dominates the race, winning by almost 2 laps over his closest competitor Charlie Glotzbach
    1973 10th time Islanders shut-out-4-0 vs Penguins
    1974 Gordie Howe comes out of retirement for $1M from Houston Aeros, WHA
    1976 Muhammad Ali's bout against Belgian boxer Jean Pierre Coopman in San Juan, Puerto Rico is often regarded as a glorified sparring session; Ali wins by 5th round KO
    1977 19th Daytona 500: Cale Yarborough wins his 2nd Great American Race; Janet Guthrie first female NASCAR Cup Series driver; finishes 12th
    1980 Soviet cross-country skier Nikolay Zimyatov wins his 2nd gold medal of the Lake Placid Winter Olympics as part of the 4 x 10k relay; also wins 30k and 50k gold
    1980 Soviet 2-time world champion team Natalia Linichuk and Gennadi Karponosov win the Olympic ice dance gold medal at Lake Placid by just 0.96 from Krisztina Regőczy & András Sallay of Hungary
    1981 Quebec's Czech rookie brothers Peter and Anton Stastny each score first career NHL hat-tricks in Nordiques' 9-3 win at Vancouver; Peter adds 3 assists and Anton 2
    1982 NY Islanders wins then NHL record 15th straight game
    1983 Roland Liboton becomes world champ cross-country cycling
    1983 25th Daytona 500: 3rd win in the event for Cale Yarborough; first time an in-car camera goes into victory lane before a national CBS Sports audience
    1985 After defending his WBC flyweight championship, Sot Chitalada's check for $104,000 is stolen by a ringside pickpocket
    1988 Brian Boitano wins Olympic gold medal in figure skating
    1988 Cornelia Oschkenat hurdles indoor world record 50m (6.58 sec)
    1988 Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria sets high jumps indoor world record (2.06 m)
    1993 Florida Marlins open their 1st spring training camp
    1993 Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies' Golf Open
    1993 NY Islanders retire Billy Smith's number 31
    1994 36th Daytona 500: Sterling Marlin wins his first NASCAR race; Neil Bonnett and Rodney Orr killed in separate practice incidents
    1997 San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9M 2 year contract
    1998 Tara Lipinski wins Olympic figure skating gold medal
    1998 Vancouver Canucks' right wing Pavel Bure scores 5 goals for Russia in a 7-4 semi-final win over Finland at the Nagano Winter Olympics
    1999 Toronto Maple Leafs play their first NHL home game at Air Canada Centre; Steve Thomas scores overtime winner in a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens
    2000 42nd Daytona 500: Polesitter Dale Jarrett wins his 3rd Great American Race ahead of Jeff Gordon and Bill Elliott
    2005 54th NBA All-Star Game, Pepsi Center, Denver, CO: East beats West, 125-115; MVP: Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers, G
    2005 47th Daytona 500: Jeff Gordon able to hold off Kurt Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr over 3 extra laps to win his third Daytona 500
    2011 60th NBA All-Star Game, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: West beats East, 148-143; MVP: Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers, F
    2011 53rd Daytona 500: 20 year old Trevor Bayne, driving for Wood Brothers Racing, wins to become the youngest Daytona 500 winner
    2014 France sweeps the medals in the men's ski cross at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Jean-Frédéric Chapuis takes the gold ahead of team mates Arnaud Bovolenta and Jonathan Midol
    2014 Marie-Philip Poulin scores in overtime to lead Canada to a 3-2 win over the US and 4th consecutive Olympic women's ice hockey gold medal at the Sochi Winter Games
    2014 Canada beats Sweden, 6-3 in final to become first women's curling team to go through the Olympics undefeated as they win Sochi gold medal; first Manitoba based team to win Olympic gold
    2014 Adelina Sotnikova convincingly wins the women's singles figure skating gold medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics for Russia's first title in the ladies event
    2014 After winning the individual large hill 10k Nordic combined title Jørgen Graabak of Norway wins his 2nd gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics in the team large hill / 4 x 5 km relay
    2018 Frenchman Martin Fourcade wins his 3rd gold medal of Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the biathlon mixed relay; also wins 12.5k pursuit & 15k mass start; 5th career gold (2 Sochi 2014)
    2018 After winning the Olympic ice dance gold medal in Vancouver (2010), Canadian pair Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir follow their team event gold by taking the ice dance title at the Pyeongchang Winter Games
    2018 Dutch skater Jorien ter Mors becomes first female to win Olympic medals in 2 different sports at a single Winter Games (Pyeongchang); 1,000m speed skating gold, 3000m short track relay bronze
    2018 Dutch women’s short track speed skating 3000m relay team skates a world record 4:03.471 in the B Final at the Pyeongchang Olympics; South Korea takes the gold medal in an inferior time, 4:07.361; Dutch win bronze by default

    BIRTHDAYS
    1926 Robert Eugene Richards, Ill, pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56)
    1928 Elroy Face, baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
    1934 Bobby Unser, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1968, 75, 81), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
    1937 Roger Penske, auto racer
    1938 Jack Bicknell, WLAF head coach (Barcelona Dragons)
    1941 Clyde Wright, American MLB pitcher (no-hitter v Oakland 1970), born in Jefferson City, Tennessee
    1942 Phil Esposito, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center, coach, GM, broadcaster (Black Hawks, Bruins, Rangers), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
    1948 Gerda Boykin, LPGA golfer
    1951 Bonnie Lauer, LPGA golfer
    1957 Glen Hanlon, Canadian ice hockey coach
    1959 Bill Gullickson, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
    1959 Scott Evans Brayton, racing car driver
    1961 Steve Lundquist, US swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1984)
    1962 Adam Schreiber, NFL center/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Giants)
    1963 Charles Barkley, American NBA forward (Phoenix, Rockets, Olympic gold 1996), born in Leeds, Alabama
    1964 Christian Ruuttu, Lappeenranta FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland)
    1964 Jeffrey Allan Maggert, Columbia MO, PGA golfer (1993 Walt Disney)
    1966 Britt Hager, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos, St Louis Rams)
    1966 Cindy Crawford, Dekalb Ill, supermodel (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)
    1966 Dennis Allen Mitchell, Cherry Point NC, 100m/200m (Olympic silver 1996)
    1966 Derek Lilliquist, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians, Atl Braves)
    1967 Broderick Thomas, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minn, Cowboys)
    1967 Chris Singleton, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
    1967 Kurt Knudsen, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
    1967 Theresa Luke, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
    1967 Tom Waddle, NFL player (Chicago Bears/Cincinnati Bengals)
    1968 Bennie Goods, CFL defensive tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
    1968 Ted Hankey, English darts player
    1969 Tommy Vardell, El Cajon, California, American NFL fullback (Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions)
    1970 Bryan Robinson, defensive end (St Louis Rams)
    1970 Jeff Robinson, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos, St Louis Rams)
    1970 Leo Stefan, hockey forward (Team Germany), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
    1973 Vladimir Iiic, WLAF defensive end (Barcelona Dragons, Rhein Fire)
    1974 Katerina Kroupova, Olomouc Czech, tennis star (1994 Futures-Sofia-BUL)
    1975 Brendan Witt, Humboldt, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
    1975 Ismael Kirui, Marakwet Kenya, 5k runner
    1975 Liván Hernández, Cuban baseball player
    1977 Sarah Ryan, Adelaide SA Australia, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
    1977 Stephon Marbury, NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)
    1977 Bartosz Kizierowski, Polish swimmer
    1977 T.J. Slaughter, American football player
    1978 Andrea Moody, Abbotsford BC, 4X100 swimmer (Olympics 1996)
    1982 Jason Hirsh, American baseball player
    1983 Jose Morales, Puerto Rican baseball player
    1983 Justin Verlander, American baseball player
    1985 Ryan Sweeney, American baseball player
     
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    Malcolm X assassinated
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    In New York City, Malcolm X, an African American nationalist and religious leader, is assassinated by rival Black Muslims while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights. Born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1925, Malcolm was the son of ... read more »
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1777
    George Weedon is promoted to brigadier general »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1926
    Garbo's first U.S. film opens »
    1927
    Erma Bombeck is born »
    1981
    Dolly Parton cements her crossover success as "9 to 5″ hits #1 »
    CIVIL WAR
    1862
    Battle of Val Verde »
    COLD WAR
    1972
    Nixon arrives in China for talks »
    CRIME
    1961
    Rockefeller imposter and convicted felon born »
    1994
    Double agent Aldrich Ames is arrested »
    DISASTER
    1971
    Tornadoes move across Mississippi River Delta »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1848
    Marx publishes Manifesto »
    1885
    Washington Monument dedicated »
    1972
    Nixon in China »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1948
    NASCAR founded »
    PRESIDENTIAL
    1848
    John Quincy Adams suffers a stroke »
    SPORTS
    1952
    Dick Button wins second Olympic figure skating gold »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1967
    Bernard Fall killed by mine in South Vietnam »
    1970
    Kissinger begins secret negotiations with North Vietnamese »
    1972
    Nixon visits China »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1828
    Cherokee receive their first printing press »
    WORLD WAR I
    1916
    Battle of Verdun begins »
    1918
    Allied troops capture Jericho »
    WORLD WAR II
    1944
    Tojo makes himself "military czar" »
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1931 Chicago White Sox & NY Giants play 1st exhibition night game
    1948 NASCAR is incorporated.
    1952 Dick Button performs 1st figure skating triple jump in competition
    1952 American defending champion Dick Button becomes first figure-skater to land a triple jump in competition; performs a triple loop in the Olympic free skate in Oslo; wins gold medal ahead of Austria’s Helmut Seibt
    1953 Longest collegiate basketball game (6 OTs) Niagara beats Siena 88-81
    1957 Dodgers (Fort Worth) & Cubs (LA) "trade" minor league franchises
    1960 Biathlon debuts at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics; Klas Lestander from Sweden becomes the first Olympic champion ahead of Finland's Antti Tyrväinen and Soviet Aleksandr Privalov
    1968 Baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000
    1969 Ted Williams signs 5-year contract to manage Washington Senators
    1973 Chicago Black Hawks, record 262nd NHL game without being shut-out
    1979 2 Iowa girls HS basketball teams play 4 scoreless quarters game was won 4-2 in 4th overtime period
    1980 American speed skater Eric Heiden wins 1,500m in Olympic record 1:55.44; 4th of record 5 gold medal sweep of events at Lake Placid
    1980 Hanni Wenzel is 1st Liechtensteiner to win Olympic gold, for the giant slalom
    1980 Liechtenstein becomes the smallest country to produce an Olympic champion as Hanni Wenzel wins the women's giant slalom at the Lake Placid Winter Games
    1980 East German cross country skier Barbara Petzold wins her second gold medal of the Lake Placid Winter Olympics as part of the women's 4 x 5k relay team; also wins 10k gold
    1980 British figure skater Robin Cousins wins men's singles gold medal at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics; goes on to pro career, TV analysis and stage performance & production
    1983 NBA San Diego Clippers begin a 29 game road losing streak
    1985 Largest NBA crowd to date 44,970 (Atlanta at Detroit)
    1985 Tim Raines is awarded a $12 million salary for 1985 by arbitrator
    1989 Pete Rose meets with Commissioner Ueberroth to discuss his gambling
    1992 Kristi Yamaguchi of US wins Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating
    1993 43rd NBA All-Star Game, Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT: West beats East, 135-132 (OT); MVPs: Karl Malone, Utah Jazz F; John Stockton, Utah Jazz, PG
    1993 Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.15 m)
    1995 CFL's Sacramento Gold Miners become San Antonio Texans
    2014 Canada take the curling double at the Sochi Winter Olympics beating Great Britain, 9-3 in the final; also win women's gold medal
    2014 Park Seung-hi wins Olympic women's 1,000m short track speed skating gold medal in Sochi for her 2nd gold medal of the Games; 3,000m relay winner
    2014 Viktor An of Russia wins 6th career Olympic short track speed skating gold medal as part of the 5,000m relay team in Sochi; 2nd gold of the day (500m) and 3rd of Games (1,000m)
    2016 58th Daytona 500: Denny Hamlin wins closest finish in race history - by just 0.01s from Martin Truex Jr
    2018 Winter Olympics: Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall become the first Americans in history to win a cross country gold medal (team sprint)
    2018 Norwegian cross country skiers Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Johannes Høsflot & Klæbo win their 2nd Olympic gold medals in Pyeongchang in the men's team sprint freestyle; trio also wins gold in 4 x 10k relay

    BIRTHDAYS
    1903 Thomas Yawkey, baseball owner (Boston Red Sox)
    1910 Eddie Waring, British sports commentator (d. 1986)
    1913 Roger Laurent, Belgian racing driver (d. 1997)
    1915 Godfrey Brown, British athlete, 4 X 400m runner (Olympic gold 1936), born in Bankura, India (d. 1995)
    1925 Jack Ramsay, American Hall of Fame basketball coach (Portland Trail Blazers, 1977 NBA Champions), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
    1937 Ron Clarke, Australian runner (set 17 world records) and mayor, born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2015)
    1940 Peter Gethin, British racing driver
    1946 Bob Ryan, Boston sports columnist
    1954 Ivo van Damme, Belgian 800/1500m dash (Olympic silver 1976)
    1958 Alan Trammell, infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Garden Grove, California
    1961 Yobes Ondieki, Kenya, 10K runner (world record)
    1961 Bertha Faye, American wrestler (d. 2001)
    1963 Greg Turner, New Zealand golfer, born in Dunedin, New Zealand
    1963 Michael Gostigian, American pentathelete (Olympic 16th-88, 92, 96), born in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
    1964 Willie Pless, American CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Anniston, Alabama
    1965 Jayson Meyer, Canadian hockey defenseman (Team Germany), born in Regina, Canada
    1966 Chris Donnels, American baseball infielder (Houston Astros), born in Angeles, California
    1966 Edie Boyer, American discus thrower, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
    1967 Leroy Russel Burrell, American long jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1968 Pellom McDaniels, American professor & NFL defensive lineman (KC Chiefs), born in San Jose, California
    1968 Terry Allen, American NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings, Wash Redskins), born in Commerce, Georgia
    1969 Petra Kronberger, Austrian alpine skiier (Olympic gold 1992), born in Pfarrwerfen, Austria
    1970 Javier De La Hoya, Mexican-American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Durango, Mexico
    1970 Marc Woodard, American NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Kosciusko, Mississippi
    1970 Will Moore, American NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Dallas, Texas
    1971 Jeff Schmidt, American baseball pitcher (California Angels), born in Northfield, Minnesota
    1971 Terry Mickens, American NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Tallahassee, Florida
    1973 Brian Rolston, American NHL left wing (Olympics 1994, NJ Devils), born in Flint, Michigan
    1974 Alexei Lojkin, Belarusian NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics 1998), born in Minsk, Belarus
    1974 Rohsaan Griffin, American 200m runner, born in Texas City, Texas
    1974 Iván Campo, Spanish footballer, born in San Sebastián, Spain
    1975 Scott Miller, Australian swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
    1976 Ryan Smyth, Canadian NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers), born in Banff, Canada
    1977 Steve Francis, American basketball player, born in Takoma Park, Maryland
    1977 Chad Hutchinson, American baseball & football player, born in San Diego, California
    1979 Lonnie Ford, American football player
    1980 Parthiva Sureshwaren, Indian racing driver, born in Chennai, India
    1980 Brad Fast, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Fort St. John, Canada
    1980 Jim Vandermeer, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Caroline, Canada
    1982 Bernhard Auinger, Austrian racing driver, born in Salzburg, Austria
    1983 Braylon Edwards, American football player, born in Detroit, Michigan
    1983 Franklin Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Caracas, Venezuela
     
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    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

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    U.S. hockey team makes miracle on ice
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    In one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history, the underdog U.S. hockey team, made up of college players, defeats the four-time defending gold-medal winning Soviet team at the XIII Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York. The Soviet squad, previously regarded as the finest in the world... read more »
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1777
    Archibald Bulloch dies under mysterious circumstances »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1892
    Edna St. Vincent Millay is born »
    1975
    Actress Drew Barrymore born »
    1990
    Milli Vanilli win the Best New Artist Grammy »
    CIVIL WAR
    1864
    Battle of West Point, Mississippi »
    COLD WAR
    1946
    George Kennan sends "long telegram" to State Department »
    CRIME
    2006
    Gang commits largest robbery in British history »
    2014
    World's most-wanted drug kingpin is captured in Mexico »
    DISASTER
    1998
    Deadly tornadoes rip through central Florida »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1819
    The U.S. acquires Spanish Florida »
    1847
    Battle of Buena Vista begins »
    1967
    Suharto takes full power in Indonesia »
    1968
    Tet Offensive ends »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1959
    Lee Petty wins first Daytona 500 »
    PRESIDENTIAL
    1732
    George Washington is born »
    SPORTS
    1980
    U.S. hockey pulls off Miracle on Ice »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1965
    Westmoreland asks for Marines »
    1967
    Operation Junction City begins »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1918
    Montana passes law against sedition »
    WORLD WAR I
    1917
    Mussolini wounded by mortar bomb »
    WORLD WAR II
    1942
    President Roosevelt to MacArthur: Get out of the Philippines »
     
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    1860 Organized baseball played in San Francisco for 1st time
    1888 “Father of American Golf” John Reid first demonstrates golf on a Yonkers cow pasture to friends
    1893 1st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 32-22 in Birmingham
    1936 Sonja Henie of Norway follows up her Winter Olympics victory with an incredible 10th consecutive women’s World Championship figure skating gold medal in Paris, France
    1952 Germany takes the Olympic bobsleigh double with gold in the 4-man event at the Oslo Winter Games; Adreas Ostler and Lorenz Niebert score their 2nd gold medals after winning the 2-man a week earlier
    1952 German husband and wife team Ria and Paul Falk win the mixed pairs gold medal at the Oslo Winter Olympics; defeat American siblings, Karol and Peter Kennedy
    1957 Jockey Ted Atkinson, 3,500th win
    1957 Walter O'Malley says Dodgers may play 10 exhibitions in California in 1958
    1958 Australian swimmer Jon Konrads sets 6 world records in 2 days
    1959 Inaugural Daytona 500: Lee Petty and Johnny Beauchamp cross finish line side by side; Beauchamp declared unofficial winner; ruling overturned after 3 days by NASCAR founder Bill France Sr
    1960 German skier Georg Thoma becomes the first non-Nordic athlete to win the Nordic combined event at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics
    1962 Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record with 34 free throw attempts
    1969 Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st female jockey to win at a major US track
    1970 12th Daytona 500: Pete Hamilton wins by just 3 car lengths over David Pearson, after passing him with 9 laps to go
    1979 Billy Martin named manager of Oakland A's
    1980 "Miracle on Ice": US ice hockey team beats heavily favoured Soviet Union, 4-3 at Lake Placid in one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history; Americans go on to win gold medal
    1980 Swedish World Cup and World champion Ingemar Stenmark wins his 2nd gold medal of the Lake Placid Winter Olympics, taking out the slalom; follows-on from giant slalom success
    1980 Aleksandr Tikhonov of the Soviet Union earns his 4th straight gold medal as part of the 4 x 7.5k biathlon relay team at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics
    1980 Soviet biathlete Anatoly Alyabyev wins his 2nd gold medal of the Lake Placid Winter Olympics as part of the 4 x 7.5k relay team; also wins individual gold
    1983 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 1500m free style swimming record
    1984 Brothers Anton & Peter Stastny score 8 pts each for NHL Quebec
    1992 Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies Open Golf Tournament
    1997 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open
    1998 XVIII Winter Olympic Games close in Nagano Japan
    1998 Petr Svoboda scores the winner as the Czech Republic claims its first ever Olympic ice hockey gold medal with a 1-0 victory over Russia in Nagano, Japan
    2014 Norway sweeps the medals in the women's 30k cross country skiing at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Marit Bjørgen wins her 6th career gold ahead of team mates Therese Johaug and Kristin Størmer Steira
    2014 Snowboard Olympic parallel special slalom event debuts and is run for the only time at the Sochi Winter Games; Russian Vic Wild and Julia Dujmovits of Canada win unique gold medals
    2014 Dutch speed skaters Jorien ter Mors (1,500m champion) and Ireen Wüst (3,000m winner) each claim their 2nd gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics as part of the women's pursuit team
    2014 At age 34, Mario Matt of Austria becomes the oldest champion in Olympic alpine skiing history with the slalom gold medal at Sochi
    2014 After winning the men's parallel giant slalom at the Sochi Winter Olympics, Russian snowboarder Vic Wild wins his 2nd gold in the parallel slalom
    2015 57th Daytona 500: Joey Logano wins event for 2nd time after taking lead with 10 laps to go; is ahead of Kevin Harvick before caution flag on last lap ends race in his favour
    2018 US wins Olympic women's ice hockey gold medal for the first time in 20 years with a 4-3 shootout victory over Canada in Pyeongchang; scores tied 3-3 after overtime
    2018 Chinese short track speed skater Wu Dajing beats men's 500m world record twice en route to winning the gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; 2nd man in history under 40 seconds (39.584s)
    2018 German individual Nordic combined 10k large hill champion Johannes Rydzek and normal hill winner Eric Frenzel win their 2nd gold medals of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the 4 x 5k team event
    2018 Women's big air snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Pyeongchang; Austria's Anna Gasser is inaugural gold medallist

    BIRTHDAYS
    1874 Bill Klem, American baseball umpire (d. 1951)
    1884 Abraham "Abe" Attell, boxing hall of famer
    1896 Edvin Wide, Swedish 10K runner (Olympic silver 1924)
    1911 Bill Baker, American baseball player (d. 2006)
    1915 Gus Lesnevich, light heavyweight boxing champ (1947 fight of year)
    1918 Charles O Finley, baseball team owner (Oakland A's)
    1918 Sid Abel, Melville, Saskatchewan, Canadian NHL hockey player (1948-49 Hart Trophy)
    1918 Charlie Finley, American sports entrepreneur (d. 1996)
    1922 Jesús Iglesias, Argentine racing driver, born in Pergamino, Argentina (d. 2005)
    1929 Ryne Duren, American near-sighted pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Cazenovia, Wisconsin (d. 2011)
    1934 Sparky Anderson [George Lee Anderson], American MLB manager (Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers), born in Bridgewater, South Dakota (d. 2010)
    1937 Tommy Aaron, American PGA golfer (1973 Masters), born in Gainesville, Georgia
    1939 Steve Barber, American MLB pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees), born in Takoma Park, Maryland (d. 2007)
    1940 Chet Walker, American NBA all-star forward (Chicago Bulls), born in Bethlehem, Mississippi
    1943 Dick Van Arsdale, American NBA all-star (NY Knicks, Phoenix Suns), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
    1943 Tom Van Arsdale, American NBA all-star (Detroit, Cincinnati, KC-Omaha, Phil), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
    1944 Tom Okker, Dutch tennis player, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
    1948 Dennis Awtrey, American NBA center (Chicago Bulls, Suns), born in Hollywood, California
    1949 Niki Lauda, Austrian auto racer (F1 world champ 1975, 77, 84), born in Vienna, Austria
    1949 Olga Morozova, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow, Soviet Union
    1950 Julius Erving "Dr. J," American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (11-time NBA All Star), born in East Meadow, New York
    1951 Elaine Tanner, Canadian swimmer (1966 Commonwealth Games, 1968 Olympics), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
    1952 Wayne John Levi, American PGA golfer (1983 Buick Open), born in Little Falls, New York
    1955 Tim Young, Canadian ice hockey player (Minnesota North Stars), born in Scarborough, Ontario
    1956 Amy Alcott, American golfer (5 LPGA major titles incl. US Open 1980), born in Kansas City, Missouri
    1961 Marla O'Hara, American WPVA volleyballer (Santa Cruz-3rd-1991), born in Gardena, California
    1961 Mike Morris, American NFL center (Minnesota Vikings), born in Centerville, Iowa
    1962 Lisa Jacquin, American equestrian show jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Tucson, Arizona
    1963 Dave Besteman, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Madison, Wisconsin
    1963 Vijay Singh, Fijian golfer (Masters 2000, PGA 1998, 2004) born in Lautoka, Fiji
    1964 Gigi Fernandez [Beatriz], American tennis star (Olymp-gold-96), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
    1965 Chris Dudley, American NBA center (NY Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers), born in Stamford, Connecticut
    1965 Joe Reekie, American NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Victoria, Canada
    1965 Pat LaFontaine, American NHL center (NY Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, NY Rangers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
    1966 Brent Severyn, Canadian NHL defenseman (NY Islanders), born in Vegreville, Canada
    1967 Marianne Ihalainen, Finnish ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Tampere, Finland
    1967 Steve Broussard, American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks), born in Los Angeles, California
    1968 Jayson Williams, American NBA center (NJ Nets), born in Ritter, South Carolina
    1968 Reggie Rivers, American NFL running back (Denver Broncos), born in Dayton, Ohio
    1968 James Allison, British Formula 1 Technical Director of Mercedes-AMG, born in Louth, Lincolnshire
    1969 Kahryn Tough, Canadian volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
    1969 Leslie Spalding, American golfer (Montana Women's Amat-90, 91), born in Billings, Montana
    1969 Mark Chmura, American NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Deerfield, Massachusetts
    1969 Shawn Jefferson, American NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers, NE Patriots), born in Jacksonville, Florida
    1970 Adam Keefe, American NBA forward (Utah Jazz), born in Irvine, California
    1970 Dominic Roussel, Canadian NHL goalie (Winnipeg Jets), born in Hull, Canada
    1971 Gilbert Brown, American NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Farmington, Michigan
    1971 Jason Marshall, Canadian NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Cranbrook, Canada
    1971 Lisa Fernandez, American softball pitcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Lakewood, California
    1971 Max Lane, American NFL tackle (NE Patriots), born in Norborne, Missouri
    1971 Rico Mack, American WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Statham, Georgia
    1972 Michael Chang, American tennis star (1989 French Open), born in Hoboken, New Jersey
    1973 Ntala Skinner, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Sun Valley, Idaho
    1974 Aaron Gavey, Canadian NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Greater Sudbury, Canada
    1974 Kyoko Nagatsuka, Japanese tennis star (1996 Hobart), born in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
    1975 Charles O'Bannon, American NBA guard (Detroit Pistons), born in Bellflower, California
    1975 Gregory Maddalone, American dance skater (& Demkowski), born in Schenectady, New York
    1977 Melanie Schnell, Austrian tennis player (1994 semi Surabaya), born in Radstadt, Austria
    1986 Rajon Rondo, American basketball player, born in Louisville, Kentucky
     
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    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

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    U.S. flag raised on Iwo Jima
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    During the bloody Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines from the 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Regiment of the 5th Division take the crest of Mount Suribachi, the island's highest peak and most strategic position, and raise the U.S. flag. Marine photographer Louis Lowery was with them and ... read more »
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1778
    Friedrich von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1868
    W.E.B. DuBois is born »
    1978
    It's a tie for Song of the Year at the 20th annual Grammy Awards »
    1997
    Schindler's List shown uncut on network television »
    CIVIL WAR
    1861
    Lincoln arrives in Washington »
    COLD WAR
    1955
    First council meeting of SEATO »
    CRIME
    1885
    A remarkable reprieve for a man sent to the gallows »
    DISASTER
    1887
    Earthquake strikes Mediterranean »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1954
    Children receive first polio vaccine »
    1981
    Spanish rebels storm Parliament »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1958
    Formula One champ kidnapped »
    PRESIDENTIAL
    1861
    Lincoln avoids assassination attempt »
    SPORTS
    1980
    Eric Heiden speed skates into Olympic history »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1966
    Desertion up in South Vietnamese army »
    1971
    South Vietnamese advance stalls »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1940
    Guthrie writes "This Land is Your Land" »
    WORLD WAR I
    1917
    Germans begin withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line »
    WORLD WAR II
    1945
    Marines raise the flag on Mt. Suribachi »
     
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    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

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    Alamo defenders call for help
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    On this day in 1836, in San Antonio, Texas, Colonel William Travis issues a call for help on behalf of the Texan troops defending the Alamo, an old Spanish mission and fortress under attack by the Mexican army. A native of Alabama, Travis moved to the Mexican state of Texas in 1831. He soon became ... read more »
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1803
    Marbury v. Madison establishes judicial review »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1786
    Wilhelm Grimm is born »
    1938
    Variety announces big news about The Wizard of Oz »
    2004
    "Grey Tuesday" brings mashups to the mainstream »
    CIVIL WAR
    1864
    Battle of Dalton, Georgia, begins »
    COLD WAR
    1982
    Reagan announces Caribbean Basin Initiative »
    CRIME
    1981
    Harris is convicted of murdering Scarsdale Diet doctor »
    DISASTER
    1999
    Avalanche buries homes in Austria »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1868
    President Andrew Johnson impeached »
    1917
    Zimmermann Note presented to U.S. ambassador »
    1946
    Peron elected in Argentina »
    1968
    Tet offensive halted »
    1988
    Supreme Court defends right to satirize public figures »
    1991
    Gulf War ground offensive begins »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1955
    French Formula One champ born »
    PRESIDENTIAL
    1840
    Adams begins arguments in the Amistad case »
    SPORTS
    1982
    The Great One scores 77th goal »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1968
    Hue recaptured »
    1969
    Airman wins Medal of Honor for action on this day »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1836
    Travis sends for help at the Alamo »
    WORLD WAR I
    1917
    British troops recapture Kut in Mesopotamia »
    WORLD WAR II
    1944
    "Merrill's Marauders" hit Burma »
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1917 Red Sox sell Smokey Joe Wood, his arm dead at 26, to Cleve for $15,000
    1952 Canada wins 6th Olympic ice hockey title courtesy of a final round 3-3 tie with the US at the Oslo Winter Games; Canadian center Billy Gibson top scores with 19 points
    1952 Norway goes 1-2 in the men’s ski jumping event at the Oslo Winter Olympics with Arnfinn Bergmann winning gold ahead of team mate Torbjørn Falkanger
    1960 Austria goes 1-2 in the men's slalom at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics; Ernst Hintersteer wins gold ahead of team mate Hias Leitner
    1963 5th Daytona 500: Tiny Lund driving for Wood Bros Racing, wins on 4 pit stops as first 10 laps run under caution flag because of rain
    1968 Gary Unger begins NHL consecutive game record of 914 games
    1974 Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champ all-round skater
    1978 Kevin Porter, NJ, sets NBA record with 29 assists in a game
    1980 Rangers score 5 power-play goals against Islanders
    1980 USA Olympic hockey team defeated Finland, 4-2, to win the gold medal
    1980 XIII Winter Olympic Games close in Lake Placid, New York
    1980 US ice hockey team clinches gold medal with 4-2 win over Finland at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics; comes after 4-3 "Miracle on Ice" victory against hot favourite Soviet Union
    1982 Basketball team Boston Celtics begin 18 NBA game win streak
    1982 Wayne Gretzky scores NHL-record 78th goal of season en route to 92
    1987 LA Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores his 36,000th NBA point
    1988 Finnish ski jumper Matti Nykanen wins his 3rd gold medal of the Calgary Winter Olympics as part of the winning large hill team; normal and large hill individual champion
    1989 Harold E Ballard sells CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats to David Braley
    1989 Panamanian boxing legend Roberto Durán wins 4th world title in different weight divisions when he beats Iran Barkley in a 12 round split decision in Atlantic City; 37 year old Durán wins WBC middleweight title
    1991 End of World League of American Football's (WLAF) 1st draft
    1994 Scoreboard is unveiled at new Cleveland Indians' park (Jacobs Field)
    2002 Joe Sakic and Jerome Iginla each score twice as Canada defeats the United States, 5-2 to win the men's ice hockey Olympic gold medal at Salt Lake City
    2002 IXX Winter Olympic Games close in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
    2013 55th Daytona 500: Jimmie Johnson wins 2nd Great American Race; Danica Patrick first female to start from pole position; also best-ever finish by a woman at Daytona (8th)
    2018 Men's big air snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Pyeongchang; Canada's Sébastien Toutant is inaugural gold medallist
    2018 Ester Ledecká of the Czech Republic becomes first female to win Olympic gold medals in 2 different sports at a single Winter Games (Pyeongchang); skiing super-G and snowboarding parallel giant slalom
    2018 Japanese speed skater Nana Takagi wins her 2nd gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the women's mass start event; also member Japan's successful pursuit team
    2018 2016 world mass start speed skating champion Lee Seung-hoon of South Korea wins the event at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; also Olympic 10,000m champion Vancouver (2010)
    2018 Swiss alpine skiers Luca Aerni, Denise Feierabend, Wendy Holdener, Daniel Yule & Ramon Zenhäusern win the inaugural Olympic team event at Pyeongchang
    2018 After taking gold in the Olympic team sprint in Sochi (2014), Finnish cross country skier Iivo Niskanen wins the 50k classical event in Pyeongchang

    BIRTHDAYS
    1866 Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (d. 1961)
    1872 John Jarvis, England, swimmer (won 108 titles)
    1874 Honus Wagner, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (8-time NL batting champion), born in Chartiers Borough, Pennsylvania (d. 1955)
    1934 Frank Chapot, American equestrian (Olympic silver 1960, 1972), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2016)
    1938 Phil Knight, American sportswear manufacturer
    1940 Jimmy Ellis, WBA heavyweight boxing champ (1968-70), born in Louisville, Kentucky, (d. 2014)
    1942 Colin Bond, Australian racing driver
    1950 Cathy Mant, LPGA golfer
    1952 Simon Weinstock, businessman/racehorse owner
    1952 Tom Burleson, USA, basketball (Olympic silver 1972) tallest Olympian-7'4"
    1955 Alain Prost, Formula One racing driver (Championships: 85, 86, 89, 93)
    1956 Eddie Murray, 1st baseman (Orioles, Dodgers, Cleveland Indians), born in Los Angeles, California
    1957 Phil McConkey, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
    1959 Michael Roy Whitney, cricket (great NSW & Aussie lefty quick 1981-92)
    1961 Janice Gibson, LPGA golfer (1994 Youngstown-Warren-15th), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
    1961 Ruud Really, soccer player (Feyenoord)
    1963 Fuad Reveiz, NFL kicker (Minnesota Vikings)
    1963 Matias Carrillo, Mexican-American baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)
    1964 Russell Ingall, Australian racing driver
    1965 Paul Gruber, NFL tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
    1965 Lloyd McGrath, former English footballer
    1966 Rene Arocha, Cubans-American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
    1968 John Velddman, soccer player (Sparta)
    1968 Vaughn Booker, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs)
    1970 Jeff Garcia, CFL quarterback (Calgary Stampeders)
    1970 Wilson Alvarez, Maracaibo Venezuela, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
    1971 Aki Rahunen, Finland, tennis star
    1971 Brian Savage, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
    1971 Pedro de la Rosa, Spanish Formula One driver
    1972 Larry Amar, Camarillo California, field hockey midfielder/captain (Olympics 1996)
    1972 Manon Rheaume, Lac Beauport Quebec, 1st female NHLer (Tampa Bay)
    1972 Ron Davis, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
    1973 Alexei Kovalev, NHL right wing (NY Rangers), born in Moscow, Russia
    1973 Harold Morrow, full back (Minnesota Vikings)
    1973 Kavis Reed, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
    1973 Jordan Jovtchev, Bulgarian gymnast
    1974 Jeremy Laster, Fullerton California, water polo driver (Olympics 1996)
    1974 Simeon Rice, American football defensive end (Arizona Cardinals), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1974 Mike Lowell, Puerto Rican baseball player
    1976 Bradley McGee, Australian cyclist
    1976 Zach Johnson, American golfer (Masters 2007, British Open 2015), born in Iowa City, Iowa
    1976 Marco Campos, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1995)
    1977 Floyd Mayweather, featherweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
    1977 Bronson Arroyo, American baseball player
    1979 Jesse Billauer, American quadriplegic surfer
    1980 Roman Sloudnov, Russian swimmer
    1981 Lleyton Hewitt, Australian tennis player (US Open 2001, Wimbledon 2002), born in Adelaide, Australia
    1982 Klára Zakopalová, Czech tennis player
    1982 Nick Blackburn, American baseball player
     
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    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1779
    British surrender Fort Sackville »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1873
    Enrico Caruso, the greatest tenor who ever lived, is born »
    1956
    Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes meet »
    2004
    The Passion of the Christ opens in the United States »
    CIVIL WAR
    1862
    Legal Tender Act passed »
    COLD WAR
    1948
    Communists take power in Czechoslovakia »
    CRIME
    1949
    Actor Robert Mitchum is released after serving time for marijuana possession »
    DISASTER
    1984
    Explosion kills hundreds in Brazil »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1870
    African American congressman sworn in »
    1986
    Marcos flees the Philippines »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1938
    Miami drive-in debuts »
    PRESIDENTIAL
    1828
    John Quincy Adams' son marries relative at the White House »
    SPORTS
    1964
    Cassius Clay defeats Sonny Liston »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1971
    Congress moves to block widening of the war »
    1972
    U.S. troops fight biggest battle in nearly a year »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1848
    Railroad baron Edward Harriman is born »
    WORLD WAR I
    1916
    German troops capture Fort Douaumont (Verdun) »
    WORLD WAR II
    1890
    Molotov is born »
     
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    1904 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Toronto Marlboroughs in 2 games
    1924 Marie Boyd scores 156 points in Maryland HS basketball game (163-3) 1871 Oliver Samuel Campbell, tennis champ (US Open-1890)
    1933 Major NFL rule changes (hash mark 10 yds in, posts on goal line)
    1933 Thomas Yawkey purchases Boston Red Sox
    1941 Boston Bruins set NHL record of 23-game unbeaten streak (15-0-8)
    1952 VI Winter Olympic Games close at Oslo, Norway
    1957 US Supreme Court decides 6-3, baseball is only antitrust exempt pro sport
    1961 Niagara ends St Bonaventura's 99-game home basketball win streak
    1962 Mike O'Hara completes record 97th marathon
    1962 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs NY Knicks for the second year in a row
    1964 Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay] TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for his first world heavyweight championship title
    1968 10th Daytona 500: Cale Yarborough driving for Wood Brothers Racing wins by less than a second from LeeRoy Yarbrough; grid set exclusively by qualifying times
    1969 Pension plan for baseball is agreed to
    1972 Lopsided trade, Cards trade Steve Carlton to Phillies for Rick Wise
    1974 Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) begin tandem bicycle ride a record 18,020 miles around the world, completed on August 27, 1975
    1977 New Orleans' Pete Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 pts
    1981 NHL most penalized game; Bruins vs Northstars, 84 penalties (392 mins)
    1981 NY Islanders give up their most goals (11) vs Calgary Flames
    1981 Exec Board of Baseball Players' Association votes unanimously to strike on May 29 if the issue of free-agent compensation remains unresolved
    1987 LaMarr Hoyt is banned from baseball for 1987, due to drug abuse
    1989 Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
    1991 Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky & John Candy buy CFL's Toronto Argonauts
    1993 Florida Marlins introduce their mascot "Billy"
    1994 Phil Rizzuto elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1995 British super middleweight Nigel Benn puts opponent Gerard McClellan in hospital
    2018 Russian national team, competing under the name of Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR), wins Olympic ice hockey gold medal in Pyeongchang; beat Germany, 4-3 in overtime in the final
    2018 Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjørgen wins gold in women's 30k at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; brings her total Games medal haul to 15, most won by any athlete in Winter Games history
    2018 2-man bobsleigh champions Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis of Germany win their 2nd gold medals of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as part of the German 4-man team
    2018 XXIII Winter Olympic Games close in Pyeongchang, Korea; Norway wins a record 39 medals, 14 gold
    2018 Winter Olympics: Marit Bjoergen (Norway) becomes the most successful winter athlete of all time (15 medals) with gold in the 30k cross country

    BIRTHDAYS
    1871 Oliver Samuel Campbell, tennis champ (US Open-1890)
    1895 DeBenneville "Bert" Bell, PA, NFL owner/commissioner/HOF (Eagles)
    1903 King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
    1918 Henry Norwood Ewell, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1948), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    1918 Barney Ewell, American athlete (d. 1996)
    1918 Bobby Riggs, American tennis player ("The Battle of the Sexes", US Open 1939, 41), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)
    1919 Monty Irvin, baseball hall of famer (NY Giants)
    1921 Andy Pafko, Boyceville, Wisconsin, MLB player (Chicago Cubs), (d. 2013)
    1928 Paul Elvstrøm, Danish sailer (4 Olympic gold, Finn class 1948, 52, 56, 60), born in Hellerup, Denmark (d. 2016)
    1932 Tony Brooks, English race car driver
    1938 Herb Elliott, Australia, 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1960)
    1940 Billy Packer, Wellsville NY, basketball sportscaster (CBS)
    1940 Ron Santo, American MLB player and broascaster (Chicago Cubs), 1st baseball player to veto his trade), born in Seattle (d. 2010)
    1947 Eddie Thomson, Australian soccer coach (Socceroos 1990-96), born in Rosewell, Scotland (d. 2003)
    1947 Lee Evans, Madera, California, American 400m runner (Olympic-2 gold-1968)
    1951 Don Quarrie, Jamaican runner
    1951 James Brown, American sportscaster (CBS News, The NFL Today), born in Washington, D.C.
    1951 César Cedeño, Dominican baseball player
    1952 Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (d. 2000)
    1958 Kurt Rambis, NBA forward (Lakers, Hornets)/Clark Kent look-a-like)
    1961 Davey Allison, American race car driver (d. 1993)
    1961 Todd Blackledge, American football player
    1962 Birgit Fischer, German DR, 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1980)
    1962 Cammy Ciarelli, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-2nd-1995), born in Iowa City, Iowa
    1963 Paul O'Neill, MLB right fielder (Cincinnati Reds, NY Yankees), born in Columbus, Ohio
    1963 Tom McHale, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
    1964 Don Majkowski, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)
    1966 Samson Kitur, Kenyan athlete (d. 2003)
    1967 Jenny Byrne, tennis star (1984 Futures-Wyong-AUS), born in Perth, Australia
    1967 Rich Rowland, American baseball catcher (Detroit Tigers)
    1968 David Hulse, American baseball outfielder (Texas Rangers)
    1969 Donald Hodge, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets)
    1969 Kerry Dienelt, Australian softball catcher/1st baseman (Olympic bronze 1996)
    1969 Michelle Gibson, equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1996)
    1970 Alfred Jordan, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders)
    1970 Brian O'Neal, NFL full back (SF 49ers)
    1970 Corey Mayfield, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
    1970 Dave Brown, NFL quarterback (NY Giants)
    1970 Joe Bowden, NFL linebacker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
    1970 Troy Mallette, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Ottawa Senators)
    1971 Konstantin Matoussevich, Israeli high jumper (Olympic 7th-1996), born in Kiev, Ukraine
    1971 Andrew Hermann, US 50K walker (Olympics 1996)
    1971 Byron Dafoe, NHL goalie (LA Kings), born in Sussex, England
    1971 David Fox, American 50m freestyle (Olympic 6th 1996)
    1971 Helen Dobson, Skegness England, golfer (1993 State Farm Rail Classic)
    1971 Nova Peris, field hockey left halfback (Olympics 1996), born in Darwin, Australia
    1972 Chris Harrison, guard (Detroit Lions)
    1972 Sean Harris, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
    1973 Daryl Gardener, defensive end (Miami Dolphins)
    1973 Kirrily Sharpe, Bankstown Aust, tennis star (1995 Futures-Saga-JPN)
    1973 Normann Stadler, German triathlete
    1974 Detron Smith, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
    1974 Tamarick Vanover, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
    1975 Hercules Kyvelos, boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
    1976 Samaki Walker, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
    1980 Antonio Burks, American basketball player
    1985 Joakim Noah, American basketball player
    1992 Libby [Elizabeth] Callahan, sport pistol (Olympics 1996), born in Columbia, South Carolina
    1994 Eugenie Bouchard, Canadian tennis player (Wimbledon 2014 runner-up), born in Montreal, Canada
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1839 1st Grand National steeplechase race held at Aintree Racecourse, Jem Mason aboard Lottery wins in Liverpool, England (disputed)
    1851 13th Grand National: T. Abbott aboard Abd-El-Kader IRE wins
    1935 NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves
    1938 Rie Van Veen swims world record 200m free style (2:24.6)
    1960 USA's David Jenkins wins Olympic Gold for men's figure skating
    1960 David Jenkins wins the men's figure skating gold medal at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics; US takes the singles double after Carol Heiss wins women's event
    1961 3rd Daytona 500: Marvin Panch wins in a 1960 Pontiac owned by Smokey Yunick when race leader Fireball Roberts' car suffered a blown engine with 13 laps remaining
    1967 9th Daytona 500: Mario Andretti wins his first and only NASCAR Grand National event; only time driver born outside the US has ever won the Great American Race
    1981 84 penalties (406 mins) assessed for a brawl between NHL Minn & Bost
    1987 NBA's Michael Jordan's 58 points in one game is a Chicago Bulls record
    1987 Wash blocks 20 Indiana shots tying NBA regulation game record
    1989 Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career
    1989 NY Yankees announce that Tom Seaver is their new TV sportscaster
    1989 California court throws out most of Margo Adams's $12 million breach-of- contract suit against Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs
    1991 Asanka Gurusinha scores twin Test Cricket tons v NZ (119 & 102)
    1991 Bill Veeck & Tony Lazzeri elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1994 St Louis Blues beat Ottawa Senators 11-1
    1998 Steven M Gluckstern completes sale of NY Islanders
    2006 XX Winter Olympic Games close in Turin, Italy
    2012 61st NBA All-Star Game, Amway Centre, Orlando, FL: West beats East, 152-149; MVP: Kevin Durant, OKC Thunder, F
    2017 59th Daytona 500: Kurt Busch wins after Kyle Larson runs out of gas on last lap; Jeffrey Earnhardt makes NASCAR history, 1st ever 4th generation driver to compete in Daytona 500

    BIRTHDAYS
    1887 Grover Cleveland Alexander, HOF baseball pitcher (Phillies, Cubs)
    1908 Jean-Pierre Wimille, French race car driver (d. 1949)
    1918 Edwin Charles "Preacher" Roe, baseball pitcher (Bkln Dodgers)
    1919 Rie Mastenbroek, Dutch swimmer (3 x Olympic gold 1936), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2003)
    1920 A W [Rie] Kuiper-Mastenbroek, Neth, swimmer (Olympics 3 gold-1936)
    1920 Danny Gardella, American baseball player (d. 2005)
    1945 Peter Brock, Australian motorsports champion, born in Richmond, Australia (d. 2006)
    1945 Giannis Ioannidis, Greek basketball coach & politician, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
    1946 Bobby "Bingo" Smith, American NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
    1955 Rupert Keegan, English Formula One racing car driver, born in Essex, England
    1957 Connie Carpenter-Phinney, 79k cyclist (Olympic gold 1984), born in Madison, Wisconsin
    1957 Keena Rothhammer, American 800m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
    1959 Rolando Blackman, American basketball player, born in Panama City, Panama
    1962 Dave Palone, American harness racing trainer & driver (US Pacing Triple Crown 1996, 2005), born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
    1962 Sheila Cornell, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
    1965 Donald Narcisse, American CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Port Arthur, Texas
    1965 Matt Jackson, Canadian golfer (1994 Payless), born in Birmingham, Michigan
    1966 Wesley Walls, American NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, SF 49ers, New Orleans Saints), born in Batesville, Mississipi
    1967 David Howard, American baseball infielder (KC Royals), born in Sarasota, Florida
    1967 Roman Fortin, American NFL center (Atlanta Falcons), born in Columbus, Ohio
    1967 Scott Service, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
    1968 Chris Green, American NFL safety (Buffalo Bills), born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana
    1968 J. T. Snow, American baseball infielder (NY Yankees, California Angels), born in Long Beach, California
    1968 Leif Rohlin, Swedish NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Vasteras, Sweden
    1969 Brandon Wilson, American baseball infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Gaborone, Botswana
    1970 Ben Maruquin, American field hockey sweeper (Olympics 1996), born in Ventura, California
    1970 Sasha Danilovic, Serbian NBA guard (Miami Heat), born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    1971 Rick Lyle, American football defensive end (NY Jets), born in Monroe, Louisiana
    1972 Clint McDaniel, American NBA guard (Sacramento Kings), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
    1972 Scott Turner, American politician & NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins), born in Richardson, Texas
    1973 Jenny Thompson, American 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Danvers, Massachusetts
    1973 Marshall Faulk, American NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
    1974 Sébastien Loeb, French rally driver, born in Haguenau, France
    1975 Cindy Werley, American field hockey player (Olympics 1996), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
    1975 Mike Wilson, Canadian NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres), born in Brampton, Canada
    1976 Nikolaos Siranidis, Greek diver, born in Athens, Greece
    1977 Tim Thomas, American NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers), born in Paterson, New Jersey
    1977 Josh Towers, American baseball pitcher, born in Port Hueneme, California
    1978 Marc Hynes, British racing driver, born in Guildford, United Kingdom
    1979 Mariano Bainotti, Argentine racing driver, born in San Basilio, Argentina
    1980 Gary Majewski, Major League Baseball player, born in Houston, Texas
    1981 Kertus Davis, American NASCAR driver, born in Gaffney, South Carolina
    1982 Katherine Hull Kirk, Australian golfer (Canadian Open 2008), born in Brisbane, Queensland
     
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    New Orleanians take to the streets for Mardi Gras
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    On this day in 1827, a group of masked and costumed students dance through the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, marking the beginning of the city's famous Mardi Gras celebrations. The celebration of Carnival–or the weeks between Twelfth Night on January 6 and Ash Wednesday, the beginning of ... read more »
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1776
    Patriots score early victory at Moores Creek, North »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1915
    The Valley of Fear is published »
    1936
    Shirley Temple receives $50,000 per film »
    1980
    "I Will Survive" wins the first-and last-Grammy ever awarded for Best Disco Recording »
    CIVIL WAR
    1864
    Federal prisoners begin arriving at Andersonville »
    COLD WAR
    1972
    "Shanghai Communique" issued »
    CRIME
    1991
    Video recreates the crime »
    DISASTER
    1943
    Mine explosion kills 74 in Montana »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1897
    Britain recognizes U.S. authority over Western Hemisphere »
    1922
    Supreme Court defends women's voting rights »
    1964
    Leaning Tower needs help »
    1973
    AIM occupation of Wounded Knee begins »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1934
    Auto safety crusader Ralph Nader born »
    PRESIDENTIAL
    1860
    Mathew Brady photographs presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln »
    SPORTS
    1960
    U.S. Olympic hockey team beats Soviet Union »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1962
    Diem survives coup attempt »
    1965
    United States assails North Vietnamese "aggression" »
    1969
    Communist offensive continues »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1973
    AIM takes Wounded Knee »
    WORLD WAR I
    1916
    Austrians occupy Durazzo in Albania »
    WORLD WAR II
    1942
    U.S. aircraft carrier Langley is sunk »
     
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    1850 12th Grand National: Chris Green aboard Abd-El-Kader wins
    1856 18th Grand National: George Stevens aboard Freetrader wins
    1927 For 2nd Sunday in a row golfers in SC arrested for violating Sabbath
    1936 Willy den Ouden swims world record 100m free style (1:04.6)
    1959 Chicago Cards trade running back Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players
    1959 Boston Celtic Bob Cousy sets NBA record with 28 assists Boston Celtics score 173 points against Minneapolis Lakers
    1960 US Olympic Ice Hockey Team beats USSR 3-2 en route to gold medal
    1960 Veikko Hakulinen of Finland wins his 3rd career Olympic cross country gold medal as part of Finland's 4 x 10k relay team at Squaw Valley, CA; winner: 50k (Oslo, 1952) and 30k (Cortina d’Ampezzo, 1956)
    1963 Mickey Mantle of NY Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000
    1966 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler and Bernard Ford of great Britain
    1966 8th Daytona 500: Polesitter Richard Petty comes from 2 laps down to win the event after 198 laps were completed because of rain
    1973 White Sox slugger Dick Allen signs 3 year $750,000 contract
    1982 Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), hits on 63rd consecutive free throw
    1987 Mike Conley triple jumps world indoor record (17.76m)
    1987 NCAA cancels SMU's entire 1987 football schedule for gross violations of NCAA rules regarding athletic corruption
    1988 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Orient Leasing Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
    1988 Bonnie Blair (US) wins Olympic 500m speed skating in record 39.1
    1988 Katarina Witt (GDR) wins 2nd consecutive Olympic figure skating
    1992 Larry Smith named 9th Commissioner of the CFL
    1992 Tiger Woods, 16, becomes youngest PGA golfer in 35 years
    1994 XVII Winter Olympic Games close in Lillehammer, Norway
    2007 Mark Messier's #11 jersey is retired by the Edmonton Oilers


    BIRTHDAYS

    1877 Walter Briggs, Sr., American entrepreneur and sports team owner (d. 1952)
    1898 Allison Danzig, sports writer (Tennis Pictorial History)
    1901 Horatio Luro, American horse trainer (Decidedly, Northern Dancer), born in Argentina (d. 1991)
    1902 Ethelda Bleibtrey, 100m/300m US swimmer (Olympics 3 gold-1920)
    1902 Gene Sarazen, American golfer (7 major titles), born in Harrison, New York (d. 1999)
    1904 André Leducq, French cyclist (d. 1980)
    1904 Chick Fullis, American baseball player (d. 1946)
    1910 Ted Horn, American race car driver (d. 1948)
    1933 Raymond Berry, American NFL hall of famer (Baltimore Colts), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
    1937 L. Jay Silvester, American discus thrower (Olympic silver 1972), born in Tremonton, Utah
    1939 Peter Revson, American race car driver (1971 Indianapolis pole winner), born in New York City
    1943 Klaus Köste, German gymnast (Olympic gold 1972- vault), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 2012)
    1947 Ashley Woodcock, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v NZ 1974, only knock 27), born in Adelaide, Australia
    1952 Dwight Elmo Jones, American basketball player (Olymp-silver-1972), born in Houston, Texas
    1960 Andres Gomez, Ecuadorian tennis player (Madrid Grand Prix-1990), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador
    1961 James Worthy, American NBA forward (LA Lakers, 1988 Playoff MVP), born in Gastonia, North Carolina
    1962 Kory Tarpenning, American pole vaulter, born in Portland, Oregon
    1962 Veronica Ribot-Canales, Argentinian-American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    1965 Sandra Cecchini, Italian tennis star (1995 Warsaw doubles), born in Bologna, Italy
    1966 Chris Howard, American baseball catcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Kenner, Louisiana
    1966 Pete Smith, American baseball player (Atlanta Braves, NY Mets), born in Abington, Massachusetts
    1967 Dallas Eakins, American-Canadian NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets), born in Dade City, Florida
    1967 Robert Kron, Czech NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers), born in Brno, Czechia
    1968 Loy Vaught, American NBA forward (LA Clippers), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
    1968 Mike Sullivan, American NHL center (Calgary Flames), born in Marshfield, Massachusetts
    1969 Greg Stevenson, Canadian rower (Olympics-11-92, 96), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec
    1969 Willie Banks, American baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
    1970 David White, American NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills), born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
    1970 Kent Desormeaux, American jockey, born in Maurice, Louisiana
    1971 Ivan Robinson, American boxer (Olympic-92), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1971 Jaroslav Modry, Czech NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators), born in Ceské Budejovice, Czechia
    1971 Rich Tylski, American football player (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in San Diego, California
    1974 Chris Dishman, American football offensive lineman (Arizona Cardinals), born in Cozad, Nebraska
    1975 Duce Staley, American football running back (Philadelphia Eagles), born in West Columbia, South Carolina
    1975 Marcus Robinson, American football wide receiver (Chicago Bears), born in Fort Valley, Georgia
    1975 Prodromos Korkizoglou, Greek decathlete, born in Larissa, Greece
    1976 Tony Gonzalez, American football tight end (KC Chiefs), born in Torrance, California
    1981 Elodie Ouédraogo, Belgian athlete, born in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium
    1983 Devin Harris, American basketball player, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    1984 David Noel, American basketball player, born in Durham, North Carolina