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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1844 6th Grand National: Mr John Crickmere aboard Discount wins
    1849 11th Grand National: Tom Cunningham aboard Peter Simple wins
    1903 Barney Dreyfuss & James Potter buy Philadelphia Phillies for $170,000
    1906 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Queen's U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games
    1925 Longest win streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (9 games)
    1929 Chic Black Hawks lose record NHL 15th straight game at home
    1936 Karl Schäfer of Austria follows up his Winter Olympics victory with his 7th consecutive men’s figure skating World Championship title in Paris, France
    1936 Olympic champions Ernst Baier and Maxi Herber of Germany win their 4th consecutive pairs figure skating gold medal at the World Championships in Paris, France
    1940 1st televised basketball game (U of Pitts beats Fordham U, 50-37)
    1954 Patty Berg and Pete Cooper wins LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament
    1957 Jockey Johnny Longden's 5,000th career victory
    1959 Ice Dance Championship at Colo Springs USA won by Denny & Jones of Great Britain
    1959 NFL trade, Chicago Cards trade Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players
    1960 VIII Winter Olympic Games close in Squaw Valley, California
    1960 US wins 1st ever Winter Olympics gold medal in hockey by defeating Czechoslovakia
    1960 Home team United States wins its first Olympic ice hockey gold medal at Squaw Valley; clinches gold with a 9-4 win over Czechoslovakia
    1966 Sandy Koufax & Don Drysdale begin a joint holdout against Dodgers
    1967 Wilt Chamberlain sinks NBA record 35th consecutive field goal
    1969 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs won by Towler & Ford of Great Britain
    1970 Bicycles permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge
    1970 Caroline Walker runs world female record marathon (3:02:53)
    1971 PGA Championship, PGA National East: Jack Nicklaus leads wire-to-wire for his 2nd career grand slam; wins by 2 from Billy Casper
    1981 Calvin Murphy (Hou), sets NBA record with 78 consecutive free throws
    1982 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic
    1986 Peter Uberroth suspended 7 baseball players for 1 year, after they admitted in Curtis Strong's trial in September, they used drugs
    1988 XV Winter Olympic Games close in Calgary, Canada
    1988 Pat Verbeek becomes 1st NJ Devil to score 4 goals in an NHL game
    1989 Red Schoendienst & Al Barlick elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
    1991 Don Mattingly named 10th NY Yankee Captain
    1993 Iolanda Chen triple jumps world indoor record hop step (14.46m)
    1998 Vancouver Canucks Mark Messier is 4th NHLer to get 1,600 points
    2010 XXI Winter Olympic Games close in Vancouver, Canada
    2012 54th Daytona 500: Rain affected race stopped for 2 hours because of fuel on track; Matt Kenseth leads for final 34 laps to win

    BIRTHDAYS
    1929 Hayden Fry, American football coach
    1930 Frank Malzone, MLB player (Boston Red Sox), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
    1933 Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (d. 1989)
    1933 Charles Vinci, American weightlifter (Olympic bantamweight gold 1956, 60), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2018)
    1939 Charles Brown, featherweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
    1940 Mario Andretti, Italian American race-car driver (1969 Indianapolis 500, 1978 Formula One World Champion), born in Montona, Italy
    Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
    1945 Charles "Bubba" Smith, Tx, NFLer (Balt Colts)/actor (Police Academy)
    1951 Gustavo Thoeni, Italian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1972)
    1952 Melissa Babish, SC, swimmer (Olympic)
    1954 Brian Billick, American football coach
    1955 Adrian Dantley, NBA forward (Olympic gold 1976, Utah Jazz), born in Washington, D.C.
    1957 Jeff Woodland, Australian golfer (1991 Dakota Dunes Open), born in Papua, Indonesia
    1958 Christine Lathan-Brehmer, German DR, 400m runner (Olympic gold 1976)
    1958 Mark Pavelich, NHLer (NY Rangers)
    1961 Barry McGuigan, British(?) boxer
    1961 Wayne Smith, Albany WA, Australian golfer
    1961 Eric Bachelart, Belgian racing driver
    1962 Angela Bailey, England, Canadian 4X100m relayer (Olympic silver 1984)
    1962 Chunli Li, table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
    1963 Claudio Chiappucci, Italian cyclist
    1964 Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, Uzbekistan road cyclist (Tour de France points winner 1991, 93-4), born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
    1965 Duane Ferrell, NBA forward (SF Warriors, Indiana Pacers)
    1965 Mikko Makela, Tampere Finland, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
    1966 Jan Varholik, Kosice CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
    1966 Tim Goad, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland Browns)
    1966 Vincent Askew, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Trailblazers)
    1967 Antone Davis, NFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles)
    1967 Jeff[rey] Pfaendtner, rower (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1968 J T Snow, American baseball 1st baseman (NY Yankees, California Angels)
    1968 Mike Milchin, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
    1969 Shawn McEachern, Waltham MA, NHL forward (Boston Bruins, Senators)
    1969 Butch Leitzinger, American race car driver
    1969 Tor Øivind Ødegaard, Norwegian track runner
    1970 Mika Stromberg, Helsinki FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)
    1970 Noureddine Morceli, Algeria, 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1996)
    1972 Melisa Moses, diver (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Jacksonville, Florida
    1972 Scott Gragg, NFL tackle (NY Giants)
    1973 Demetrice Martin, WLAF cornerback (Scotland Claymores)
    1973 Denard Walker, cornerback (Tennessee Oilers)
    1973 Eric Lindros, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers), born in London, Ontario
    1973 Gary Walker, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers)
    1973 Henry Bailey, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Pittsburgh Steelers)
    1973 Nicolas Minassian, French racing driver
    1974 Katie Allen, Australian field hockey full back/half back (Olympics 1996)
    1974 Kevin Abrams, cornerback (Detroit Lions)
    1974 Michael Swift, WLAF CB (Rhein Fire)
    1975 Mike Rucker, American football player
    1976 Angie Kennedy, Nambour QLD Australia, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
    1977 Aki-Petteri Berg, NHL defenseman (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998, Kings)
    1977 Debbie Koegel, dance skater (& Oleg Fediukov), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
    1978 Benjamin Raich, Austrian alpine ski racer, born in Innsbruck, Austria
    1978 Jamaal Tinsley, American basketball player, born in Brooklyn, New York
    1978 Mariano Zabaleta, Argentine tennis player, born in Tandil, Argentina
    1979 Virginia Ledgerwood, American rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Chester, Virginia
    1979 Sébastien Bourdais, French auto racer, (Champ Car World Series 2004-07, Le Mans 24 Hours 2016), born in Le Mans, France
    1979 Primož Peterka, Slovenian ski jumper, born in Ljubljana, Slovenia
    1979 Ivo Karlovic, Croatian tennis player, born in Zagreb, Croatia
    1980 Lucian Bute, Romanian-born Quebec boxer, born in Pechea, Romania
    1980 Tayshaun Prince, American basketball player, born in Compton, California
    1981 Brian Bannister, American baseball player, born in Scottsdale, Arizona
     
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    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

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    Lindbergh baby kidnapped
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    On this day in 1932, in a crime that captured the attention of the entire nation, Charles Lindbergh III, the 20-month-old son of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the family's new mansion in Hopewell, New Jersey. Lindbergh, who became an international celebrity when he flew the ... read more »
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1781
    Articles of Confederation are ratified »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1921
    E.M. Forster takes a passage to India »
    1971
    James Taylor makes the cover of Time magazine »
    1971
    Richard Zanuck and David Brown join Warner Brothers »
    CIVIL WAR
    1864
    Grant nominated for lieutenant general »
    COLD WAR
    1961
    Kennedy establishes Peace Corps »
    CRIME
    1932
    Charles Lindbergh Jr. kidnapped »
    DISASTER
    1910
    Trains buried by avalanche »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1692
    Salem Witch Hunt begins »
    1954
    Puerto Rican nationalists wound five representatives »
    1961
    Peace Corps established »
    1966
    Soviet probe crashes into Venus »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    2005
    Honda unveils new Civic »
    SPORTS
    1969
    Mickey Mantle retires »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1965
    U.S. informs South Vietnam of intent to send Marines »
    1968
    Clifford replaces McNamara »
    1971
    Bomb explodes in Capitol building »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1872
    Yellowstone Park established »
    WORLD WAR I
    1917
    Zimmermann Telegram published in United States »
    WORLD WAR II
    1941
    Bulgaria joins the Axis »
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1843 5th Grand National: Tom Olliver aboard Vanguard wins; first year race run as a handicap
    1848 10th Grand National: Capt. Josey Little aboard Chandler wins; race marred by fatal falls of 3 competitors
    1854 16th Grand National: John Tasker aboard race favourite Bourton wins
    1934 Italian boxer Primo Carnera beats American challenger Tommy Loughran by unanimous points decision at Madison Square Garden, NYC for the NYSAC and NBA heavyweight boxing titles
    1941 Former University of Notre Dame star fullback Elmer Layden is named first Commissioner of the NFL
    1942 Major League Baseball owners decide not to allow players in the military to play for their clubs when on furlough
    1949 Former world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis retires with a 66-3-0 record including 52 KOs
    1953 American golfer Babe Zaharias wins a controversial Sarasota Women's Open by 7 strokes as playing partner Louise Suggs refuses to sign the scorecard after Zaharias given a beneficial ruling
    1954 Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Ted Williams fractures his collarbone on the first day of Boston Red Sox spring training; injury keeps him out of Boston lineup until May 15
    1965 Australian swimming authorities suspend triple Olympic gold medal winning sprinter Dawn Fraser for 10 years for misconduct at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics
    1967 MLB Commissioner William Eckert approves the Baseball Writers Association of America's plan to name a Cy Young Award recipient from both the National and American Leagues
    1969 New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle announces his retirement due to persistent knee injuries; finishes 18-season career with 536 home runs and .298 batting average
    1969 Phil Esposito has a goal and assist in Boston Bruins' 8-5 win over NY Rangers to give him 99 points for the season, breaking the NHL record for most points in a season (97) held by Stan Mikita
    1973 Robyn Smith rides North Sea to victory in the Paumanok Handicap at Aqueduct Race Track in NYC to become the first American female jockey to win a stakes race
    1980 27th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC: Duke beats Maryland, 73-72
    1980 21st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament, BJCC Coliseum, Birmingham, AL: LSU beats Kentucky, 80-78
    1983 Alpine skier Tamara McKinney becomes the first American woman to top the overall World Cup standings with 225 points
    1985 Milwaukee businessman Herb Kohl purchases NBA's Milwaukee Bucks for $18 million
    1988 Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky picks up a 1st period assist in Oilers' 5-3 win over LA Kings to move ahead of Gordie Howe as NHL's all time leader in career assists; Howe 1,049 assists in 26 years, Gretzky 1,050 in 9 years
    Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
    1988 For first time since 1956, the Special Veterans Committee does not elect anyone to the Baseball Hall of Fame; Phil Rizzuto, Leo Durocher, Joe Gordon and Gil Hodges passed over
    1993 New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner is reinstated as general partner of the team; banned because of his relationship with convicted gambler Howie Spira
    1993 New expansion NHL team, owned in Anaheim, CA by Disney, receives its name, inspired by the 1992 Disney movie 'The Mighty Ducks'
    1993 Pavel Bure scores twice to become the first player in Vancouver's 23 year history to record 50 goals in an NHL season as Canucks beat the Buffalo Sabres, 5-2 in Hamilton
    1996 Atlanta's Lenny Wilkens becomes first coach in NBA history to reach 1,000 career victories when the Hawks beat Cleveland Cavaliers, 74-68

    BIRTHDAYS
    1883 Thomas Shelvin, College Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Yale), born in Muskegon, Michigan (d. 1915)
    1914 Harry Caray, American Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster (Chicago Cubs), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1998)
    1918 Duncan White, Ceylonese hurdler (first Olympic medallist from Ceylon, silver 400m hurdles 1948), born in Lathpandura, Sri Lanka (d. 1998)
    1920 Max Bentley, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Hart Trophy 1946), born in Delisle, Saskatchewan (d. 1984)
    1926 Pete Rozelle, American NFL commissioner (1960-89), born in South Gate, California (d. 1996)
    1930 Gastone Nencini, Italian road cyclist (winner Giro d'Italia 1957, Tour de France 1960), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1980)
    1940 David Broome, Show Jumper (world champ-1970)
    1943 Benjamin W Jipcho, Mt Elgon Kenya, 3K steeplechase (Olympic silver 1972)
    1943 Mauro Checcoli, Italian 3 day equestrian (Olympic gold 1964)
    1943 Wolfgang Scheidel, German DR, luge (Olympic gold 1972)
    1943 Akinori Nakayama, Japanese gymnast (6 Olympic gold 1968, 72), born in Nagoya, Japan
    1952 Alice Ritzman, Kalispell MT, LPGA golfer (1995 Rochester Intl-5th)
    1952 David Allen Barr, Kelowna BC, PGA golfer (Atlanta Golf Classic)
    1956 Mark Todd, UK, NZ equestrian 3 day event (Olympics 1996)
    1960 Alicia Dibos, LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open-4th), born in Lima, Peru
    1961 Mike Rozier, NFL halfback (Heisman Trophy-1983, Houston, Atlanta)
    1962 Mark Gardner, pitcher (SF Giants), born in Los Angeles, California
    1962 Russell Coutts, New Zealand yachtsman (Olympic gold Finn Class 1984, America's Cup 5 x winner), born in Wellington, New Zealand
    1963 Barb[ara] Marois, Auburn Mass, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996)
    1963 Magnus Svensson, Leksand Swe, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
    1963 Ron Francis, Sault Ste Marie, NHL center (Pitts Penguins, Team Canada)
    1963 Tony Castillo, Lara Venezuela, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
    1965 Les Miller, defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
    1965 Stewart Elliott, American jockey (2004 Kentucky Derby & Preakness on Smarty Jones), born in Toronto, Canada
    1969 Doug Creek, Winchester VA, pitcher (SF Giants)
    1969 Vincenzo Esposito, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
    1970 Lisa Eagen, Harlan Iowa, team handball wing/back court (Olympics 1996)
    1970 Ray Crittenden, wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
    1970 Stuart Thompson, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
    1971 Allen Johnson, long jumper/110m hurdler (Olympic gold 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
    1971 Austin Robbins, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints)
    1971 Shepherd Clark, figure skater (1994, 97 Eastern Sr champ), born in Atlanta, Georgia
    1971 Tim Prinsen, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
    1971 Tyler Hamilton, Marblehead Mass, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
    1972 Omar Daal, Maracaibo Venezuela, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
    1972 Profail Grier, CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
    1973 Chris Webber, American NBA forward (Washington Bullets, Wizards), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1974 Stephen Davis, running back (Washington Redskins)
    1977 Rod White, Sharon Pa, archer (Olympic gold 1996)
    1981 Will Power, Australian auto racer (Indianapolis 500 2018), born in Toowoomba, Queensland
    1981 Brad Winchester, American ice hockey player
    1983 Daniel Carvalho, Brazilian footballer
    1983 Chris Hackett, English footballer
    1983 Blake Hawksworth, Canadian baseball player
    1984 Alexander Steen, Canadian-born Swedish ice hockey player
    1985 Jeremy Jacob "J" Leman, Champaign Illinois, American Football Player
     
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    Dr. Seuss born
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    On this day in 1904, Theodor Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss, the author and illustrator of such beloved children's books as "The Cat in the Hat" and "Green Eggs and Ham," is born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Geisel, who used his middle name (which was also his mother's maiden name)... read more »
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1776
    The Siege of Boston »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1942
    John Irving is born »
    1978
    Grave robbers steal Charlie Chaplin's body »
    1985
    Sheena Easton sets a Billboard chart record when "Sugar Walls" becomes a Top 10 R&B hit »
    CIVIL WAR
    1865
    Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia »
    COLD WAR
    1969
    Soviet Union and Chinese armed forces clash »
    CRIME
    1929
    Congress passes the Jones Act »
    DISASTER
    1944
    Train passengers suffocate »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1807
    Congress abolishes the African slave trade »
    1836
    Texas declares independence »
    1972
    Pioneer 10 launched to Jupiter »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1966
    Ford celebrates 1 millionth Mustang »
    PRESIDENTIAL
    2005
    Bush honors the Boston Red Sox »
    SPORTS
    1962
    Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1965
    First Rolling Thunder raid conducted »
    1967
    Kennedy proposes plan to end the war »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1793
    Sam Houston born »
    WORLD WAR I
    1917
    Puerto Ricans become U.S. citizens, are recruited for war effort »
    WORLD WAR II
    1943
    The Battle of the Bismarck Sea »
     
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    Helen Keller meets her miracle worker
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    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1776
    Silas Deane embarks on secret mission to France »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1875
    George Bizet's Carmen premieres in Paris »
    1915
    Birth of a Nation opens in New York »
    1926
    James Merrill is born »
    CIVIL WAR
    1865
    Freedman's Bureau created »
    COLD WAR
    1952
    Supreme Court rules on communist teachers »
    CRIME
    1873
    Congress bans sending obscene materials through the mail »
    DISASTER
    1974
    Faulty door dooms plane »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1820
    Congress passes the Missouri Compromise »
    1863
    Congress passes Civil War conscription act »
    1918
    Russia makes a separate peace »
    1931
    "The Star-Spangled Banner" becomes official »
    1991
    Police brutality caught on video »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    2009
    Super-luxurious Maybach Zeppelin goes on sale »
    PRESIDENTIAL
    1845
    Congress overrides presidential veto for first time »
    1877
    Rutherford B. Hayes is inaugurated in a private ceremony »
    SPORTS
    1875
    First indoor game of ice hockey »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1965
    Ho Chi Minh Trail »
    1971
    U.S. 5th Special Forces Group withdraws »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1879
    United States Geological Survey created »
    WORLD WAR I
    1918
    Treaty of Brest-Litovsk concluded »
    WORLD WAR II
    1945
    Finland declares war on Germany »
     
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    1841 3rd Grand National: Mr A. Powell aboard Charity wins
    1847 9th Grand National: Denny Wynne aboard Mathew IRE wins
    1852 14th Grand National: Mr Alec Goodman aboard Miss Mowbray wins
    1869 31st Grand National: George Stevens aboard The Colonel wins
    1909 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Montreal Wanderers, 8-3
    1920 Montreal Canadiens scores NHL record 16 goals beating Quebec Bulldogs
    1950 3 months as National-American Football League takes back NFL name
    1951 Bill Mikvy (Temple) scores NCAA basketball record 73 pts
    1953 Boston Braves, who own Milwaukee minor league franchise, block St Louis Browns attempt to shift their franchise to Milwaukee
    1956 Dutch swimmer Cockie Gastelaars breaks 20-year old world record for 100m freestyle (1:04.2)
    1956 3rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Wake Forest, 76-64
    1957 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs won by Markham & Jones of Great Britian
    1959 San Francisco Giants rename their stadium Candlestick Park
    1962 9th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Wake Forest beats Clemson, 77-66
    1967 White Sox given permission to use semi-DH in training camp with home club permission (use of pinch hitter twice in same game)
    1968 Jean Beliveau (Mont) becomes 2nd NHLer to score 1,000 pts
    1968 In a blockbuster trade, Toronto Maple Leafs send future Hockey Hall of Fame left wing Frank Mahovlich to the rival Detroit Red Wings
    1974 Despite Billy Harris' hat trick Islanders lose 3-4
    1977 Islanders allow Red Wings only 11 shots on goal
    1977 World Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Linda Fratianne (USA)
    1979 26th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Duke, 71-63
    1979 20th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Tennessee beats Kentucky, 75-69
    1981 Isle's Mike Bossy 9th & final hat trick of season-4 goals
    1981 NY Islanders & Edmonton Oilers play to an 8-8 tie
    1984 NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Tor Maple Leafs (6)
    1984 Peter Ueberroth elected baseball commissioner (Effective Oct 1)
    1985 Bill Shoemaker becomes 1st jockey to win $100 million
    1987 Ray Dandridge, 3rd baseman in Negro Leagues, eleected to Hall of Fame
    1992 Mike Bossy's #22 is 2nd # retired by NY Islanders
    1994 US Internal Revenue Service investigates baseball player Darryl Strawberry


    BIRTHDAYS

    1860 John Montgomery Ward, American baseball player (d. 1925)
    1871 Maurice Garin, French cyclist (d. 1957)
    1872 Willie Keeler, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (highest career AB-per-strikeout ratio in MLB history), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1923)
    1901 Roger Turner, American figure skater (7x US National Champion), born in Milton, Massachusetts (d. 1993)
    1912 Joe Stydahar, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)
    1915 George Brian Snape, businessman/rugby league entrepreneur
    1918 Peter O'Sullevan, British horse racing commentator 'the voice of racing', born in Kenmare, Ireland (d. 2015)
    1918 Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrian (d. 2000)
    1920 Julius Boros, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1968, US Open 1952, 63), born in Fairfield, Connecticut (d. 1994)
    1947 Otto Stuppacher, Austrian racing driver (d. 2001)
    1949 Jesse Jefferson, American baseball player
    1954 Keith Carlton Fergus, PGA golfer (1995 Honda Classic-8th), born in Temple, Texas
    1956 Jim Barton, American sailor (1996 Olympic bronze in Soling class), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
    1958 Bob Bradley, soccer coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Montclair, New Jersey
    1959 Romeo Zondervan, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
    1960 Neal Heaton, American baseball player
    1961 Perry McCarthy, English racing driver
    1962 Herschel Walker, WFL/NFL running back (NJ Generals, Dallas Cowboys)
    1962 Jackie Joyner-Kersee, E St Louis IL, heptathele (Olympic gold 1988, 92)
    1963 Elizabeth Chavez, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-91), born in Santa Monica, California
    1963 Kelly Miller, NHL left wing (Washington Capitals), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1964 Raúl Alcalá, Mexican cyclist
    1965 A J Sager, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Columbus, Ohio
    1966 Dmitri Volkov, Russian swimmer (world record)
    1966 Ellen Minzner, Lawrence Mass, rower (Olympics 1996)
    1966 Gary Parker, WLAF kicker (Scotland Claymores)
    1966 Noelle Daghe, LPGA golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One-21st), born in Decatur, Illinois
    1966 Wendy Fletcher, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1993), born in Boston, Massachusetts
    1967 Alexander Volkov, Russian tennis star
    1967 Calvin Williams, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
    1968 Brian Leetch, NHL defenseman (Team USA, NY Rangers), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
    1968 Diann Roffe-Steinrotter, alpine skier (Olympic gold/silver-92), born in Warsaw, New York
    1968 Scott Radinsky, Simi Valley CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
    1969 Ronald Humphrey, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
    1970 Kristine Radford, Australian tennis star (1996 ITF/Lyneham), born in Sydney, New South Wales
    1970 Rick Mirer, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
    1970 Scott Keswick, Nevada, gymnast (Coca-Cola-1st-94, Olympics 1996)
    1971 Terryl Ulmer, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
    1972 Martin Prochazka, Slany CZ, NHL forward (Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Toronto, Ontario
    1973 Cory Raymer, NFL center (Washington Redskins)
    1973 James Dexter, tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
    1973 Jim Mills, tackle (San Diego Chargers)
    1973 Tisha Venturini, Modesto California, soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996)
    1973 Winslow Oliver, running back (Carolina Panthers)
    1973 Romāns Vainšteins, Latvian cyclist
    1978 Matt Diaz, American baseball player
    1980 Mason Unck, American football player
    1981 Dusty Dvoracek, American football player
     
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    1846 8th Grand National: William Taylor aboard Pioneer wins
    1857 19th Grand National: Charlie Boyce aboard Emigrant wins
    1868 30th Grand National: Mr George Ede aboard The Lamb IRE wins
    1913 NY Yankees are 1st to train outside US (Bermuda)
    1927 Babe Ruth becomes the highest-paid player in MLB history when he signs 3-year, $70,000 per season contract with the New York Yankees
    1941 Chicago Black Hawks goaltender Sam LoPresti faces NHL record 83 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Bruins in Boston
    1961 8th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Wake Forest beats Duke, 96-81
    1967 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by Towler & Ford (GRB)
    1967 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT)
    1967 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champion in Vienna won by Peggy Fleming (US)
    1968 Joe Frazier TKOs Buster Mathis in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
    1968 Italian boxer Nino Benvenuti regains world middleweight title with a 15-round points decision over American champion Emile Griffith at Madison Square Garden, NY; last of famous trilogy of fights
    1970 Jacksonville is 1st college basketball team to avg 100+ pts per game
    1970 NY Rangers set then NHL record of 126 games without being shut-out
    1976 MLB's San Francisco Giants are bought for $8 million by Bob Lurie and Bud Herseth
    1978 25th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 85-77
    1980 40th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
    1984 Pee Wee Reese & Rick Ferrell elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
    1984 Tennis legend Martina Navratilova retains her WTA Tour Championship in NYC; beats Chris Evert 6–3, 7–5, 6–1 for her 5th overall Championship title
    1989 Javier Sotomayor high jumps indoor world record (2.43m)
    1993 1st ESPY Awards: Michael Jordan, Monica Seles win
    Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
    1995 George Foreman loses WBA boxing title, refusing to fight Tony Tucker
    1995 Replacement NY Yankees beat NY Mets 2-1

    BIRTHDAYS
    1883 Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (d. 1956)
    1884 Red Murray, American professional baseball player (d. 1958)
    1888 Knute Rockne, Norwegian/US football player/coach (Notre Dame)
    1888 Jeff Pfeffer, American professional baseball pitcher (d. 1972)
    1891 Dazzy Vance, hall of fame pitcher (led NL in strike-outs 7-yrs)
    1896 Rhys Gemmell, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ships singles & doubles 1921), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1972)
    1897 Francis "Lefty" O'Doul, baseball player/organized Japanese baseball
    1900 Roberto Soundy, El Salvador, trap shooter (Olympic-1968)
    1917 Clyde McCullough, American baseball player (d. 1982)
    1918 Margaret Osborne DuPont, American tennis player (6-time Grand Slam singles winner), born in Joseph, Oregon (d. 2012)
    1919 Buck Baker, American racecar driver (d. 2002)
    1921 Dinny Pails, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1947), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1986)
    1923 Piero J d'Inzeo, French equestrian show jumper (Olymp-gold-1952, 64)
    1926 Pascual Pérez (boxing), Argentine flyweight boxer (d. 1977)
    1927 Dick Savitt, American tennis player
    1928 Alan Sillitoe, English writer (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner), born in Nottingham (d. 2010)
    1931 Bob Johnson, American ice hockey coach (d. 1991)
    1938 Don Perkins, American football player
    1939 Jack Fisher, MLB Pitcher, born in Frostburg, Maryland
    1948 Tom Grieve, American baseball player
    1948 Leron Lee, American baseball player
    1950 Judy Dickinson, LPGA golfer (1985 Boston Five Classic), born in Akron, Ohio
    1950 Rafael Canizares Poey, Alacs Mtnzs Cuba, basketballer (Olympic bronze 1972)
    1951 Kenny Dalglish, Scottish football player (100+ goals) and manager
    1954 Peter Jacobsen, American PGA golfer (1990 Bob Hope), born in Portland, Oregon
    1957 Rick Mast, American NASCAR driver
    1960 Reggie McElroy, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
    1960 John Mugabi, Ugandan boxer
    1960 Christina Sussiek, former German athlete
    1961 David "Tinker" Juarez, American BMX and cross-country mountain bike racer, born in Los Angeles, California
    1961 Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, American boxer (WBA lightweight champion), born in Youngstown, Ohio
    1961 Roger Wessels, Port Elizabeth South Africa, golfer (1994 Canadian Masters)
    1961 Sabine Everts, former German track athlete
    1962 Brant Ian Woodward, New Zealand trap shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Hurstville, New Zealand
    1962 Greg Kragen, NFL nose tackle (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers)
    1963 Anne Minter, Australia, tennis star
    1964 Emilia Eberle, Romania, gymnast (Olympic silver 1980)
    1964 Linda French, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Oak Park, Illinois
    1964 Tom Lampkin, catcher (SF Giants), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
    1965 Alexandra Harbold, American sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
    1966 Kevin Johnson, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
    1966 Mike Small, Aurora Illinois, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Emerald Coast)
    1967 Juli Furtado, American mountain cyclist (world champ-1991, 92), born in NYC, New York
    1968 Brian Hunter, infielder (Seat Mariners, Houston Astros), born in Torrance, California
    1968 Dinky van Rensburg, South Africa, tennis star
    1968 Dionna Harris, softball outfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Wilmington, Delaware
    1968 Giovanni Carrara, Venezuelan baseball player
    1969 Jeff Tinsley, Shelbyville KY, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
    1969 Karrie Poppinga, Manhattan Beach Ca, volleyballer (Pismo Beach-4-95)
    1969 Kenneth Benson, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
    1970 Dave Stevens, Fullerton CA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
    1970 Marja Helena Paluila, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998)
    1970 Tina Paternostro, Williamsport PA, golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple-57th)
    1971 Edwin van Holten, soccer player (FC Volendam)
    1971 Jovan Stanković, Serbian footballer
    1972 Chris Borg, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Lexington, South Carolina
    1972 Martin St Pierre, Ripon Quebec, 20k walker (Olympics 1996)
    1972 Robert Smith, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings)
    1972 Pae Gil-Su, North Korean gymnast
    1972 Jos Verstappen, Dutch Formula One driver
    1973 Phillip Daniels, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
    1974 Jarrett Deuling, Vernon, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
    1974 Karol Kucera, Bratislava Slovakia, tennis star (1995-Rosmalen)
    1974 Sherry Wigginton, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Austin, Texas
    1974 Ariel Ortega, Argentine footballer
    1974 Tommy Phelps, American baseball player
    1975 Kirsten Bolm, German hurdler
    1975 Patrick Femerling, German-born professional basketball player
    1975 Myrna Veenstra, Dutch field hockey player
    1975 Antti Aalto, Finnish ice hockey player
    1976 Hiram Bocachica, Puerto Rican baseball player
    1976 Thierry Renaer, Belgian field hockey player
    1976 Vic Wunderle, American archer
    1977 Ana Gabriela Guevara, Mexican athlete
    1978 Nate Ackerman, British-American logician and wrestler
    1978 Pierre Dagenais, Canadian ice hockey player
    1979 Geoff Huegill, Australian swimmer
    1980 Omar Bravo, Mexican footballer
    1980 Jack Hannahan, American baseball player
    1980 Arash Markazi, American sportswriter
    1982 Mariano Altuna, Argentine racing driver
    1982 Landon Donovan, American soccer player
    1983 Ryan Lonie, Australian football player.
    1984 Zak Whitbread, American-born English footballer
    1985 Chinedum Ndukwe, American football player
    1986 Tom De Mul, Belgian footballer
    1986 Bohdan Shust, Ukrainian footballer
    1990 Draymond Green, American NBA forward (Golden State Warriors), born in Saginaw, Michigan
     
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    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

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    Hula-Hoop patented
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    On this day in 1963, the Hula-Hoop, a hip-swiveling toy that became a huge fad across America when it was first marketed by Wham-O in 1958, is patented by the company's co-founder, Arthur "Spud" Melin. An estimated 25 million Hula-Hoops were sold in its first four months of production alone. In 1948... read more »
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1770
    Civilians and soldiers clash in the Boston Massacre »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1839
    Charlotte Bronte declines marriage »
    1966
    Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler hits #1 with "Ballad Of The Green Berets" »
    2006
    Jon Stewart hosts 78th annual Academy Awards ceremony »
    CIVIL WAR
    1864
    John C. Breckinridge assumes command »
    COLD WAR
    1946
    Churchill delivers Iron Curtain speech »
    CRIME
    1969
    Jim Morrison is charged with lewd behavior at a Miami concert »
    DISASTER
    1966
    Jet breaks up near Mt. Fuji »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1770
    The Boston Massacre »
    1815
    Innovator of hypnotism dies »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1929
    David Buick dies »
    PRESIDENTIAL
    1977
    Dial-a-President radio program airs »
    SPORTS
    1966
    Miller elected executive director of MLB Players Association »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1964
    U.S.A.F. advisory team sent to Laos »
    1971
    "Blackhorse" departs South Vietnam »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1766
    Antonio de Ulloa tries to govern Louisiana »
    WORLD WAR I
    1871
    Socialist revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg born »
    WORLD WAR II
    1953
    Joseph Stalin dies »
     
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    1840 2nd Grand National: Mr Bartholomew Bretherton aboard Jerry wins
    1845 7th Grand National: Mr William Loft aboard Cure-All wins
    1910 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Senators, 3-1
    1955 2nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Duke, 87-77
    1960 Ice Dance Championship at Vancouver won by Denny & Jones (GRB)
    1960 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vancouver won by Alain Giletti (FRA)
    1960 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champions in Vancouver won by Carol E Heiss (USA)
    1960 7th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 63-59
    1964 Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr, announces a baseball team is moving there
    1965 Ernie Terrell beats Eddie Machen in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
    1966 Bob Seagren pole vaults 5.19m indoor world record
    1966 Player reps elect Marvin Miller as executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association
    1966 13th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats NC State, 71-66
    1973 Yankee pitchers Peterson & Kekich announce they swapped wives
    1977 24th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Virginia, 75-69
    1981 Ice Dance Championship at Hartford won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GRB)
    1982 Gaylord Perry (with 297 wins) signs with Seattle Mariners
    1985 NY Islander Mike Bossy is 1st to score 50 goals in 8 straight seasons
    1989 Blains McCallister wins Honda Golf Classic shooting 266
    1991 Reggie Miller (Indiana) begins NBA free throw streak of 52 games
    1993 Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery
    1993 Marlins beat Astros 12-8 in their 1st spring training game
    1997 Tommy Lasorda, Nellie Fox and Willie Wells inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame
    2009 Moises Alou announces he will retire following the World Baseball Classic

    BIRTHDAYS
    1877 Malcolm D Whitman, tennis champ (US Open-1898)
    1886 Paul Radmilovic, England, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1908)
    1918 Red Storey, Canadian football player and ice hockey referee (d. 2006)
    1918 Milt Schmidt, Canadian NHL Hall of Fame center and coach (Boston Bruins), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2017)
    1921 Elmer Valo, American baseball player (d. 1998)
    1929 Erik Carlsson, Swedish rally driver
    1930 Del Crandall, American baseball player
    1935 Malcolm J Anderson, tennis champ (US Open-1957)
    1936 Dale Douglass, Wewoka OK, PGA golfer (1970 Phoenix Open)
    1938 Fred "Hammer" Williamson, NFLer (Chiefs)/actor (Julia), born in Gary, Indiana
    1943 Billy Backus, American boxer
    1945 Randy Matson, American shot putter (Olympic gold 1968)
    1946 Rocky Bleier, Wisc, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
    1947 Kent Tekulve, American baseball player
    1961 Zeke Mowatt, NFL tight end (NY Giants)
    1962 Elise Burgin, tennis star, born in Baltimore, Maryland
    1964 Reggie Williams, NBA forward/guard (Denver Nuggets)
    1966 Greg Clark, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
    1966 Michael Irvin, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
    1966 Tracy Kerdyk, Coral Gables FL, LPGA golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple)
    1966 Bob Halkidis, Canadian hockey player
    1967 Nicole Boegman, Australian long jumper (Olympics 1988, 92, 96)
    1968 Marq Mellor, field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Long Island, New York
    1968 Roman Phifer, linebacker (St Louis Rams)
    1968 Shjon Podein, NHL left wing (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Rochester, New York
    1971 Brian Hunter, outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Portland, Oregon
    1971 Chad Fonville, infielder (LA Dodgers), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
    1971 Jose Mercedes, El Seybo Dom Rep, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
    1971 Filip Meirhaeghe, Belgian mountainbiker
    1972 Brandon Hamilton, CFL cornerback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
    1972 Brian Grant, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers, Sacramento Kings)
    1972 Hernan Gumy, tennis star, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    1972 Mikael Tillstrom, Swedish tennis star
    1972 Tom Hipsz, CFL defensive tackle (Montreal Alouettes)
    1973 Nicole Pratt, Australian tennis star (1995 Futures Australia), born in Mackay, Queensland
    1973 Ryan Franklin, American baseball player
    1974 Brad Schumacher, American 400m/800m freesytyle (Olympic gold 1996)
    1975 Luciano Burti, Brazilian racing driver
    1976 Adriana Serra-Zanetti, Modena Italy, tennis star (1995 Moscow semi)
    1976 Paul Konerko, American baseball player
    1977 Bryan Berard, NHL defenseman (Team USA Olympics 1998, NY Islanders)
    1977 Mike MacDougal, American baseball player
    1977 Wally Szczerbiak, American basketball player
    1978 Mike Hessman, American baseball player
    1979 Tang Gonghong, Chinese weightlifter
    1981 Andreas Wiig, Norwegian snowboarder
    1981 Paul Martin, American ice hockey player
     
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    Bayer patents aspirin
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    Now the most common drug in household medicine cabinets, acetylsalicylic acid was originally made from a chemical found in the bark of willow trees. In its primitive form, the active ingredient, salicin, was used for centuries in folk medicine, beginning in ancient Greece when Hippocrates used it to... read more »
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1776
    New York demands Sandy Hook lighthouse be dismantled »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1928
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez is born »
    1947
    Rob Reiner born »
    2001
    The death spiral of Napster begins »
    CIVIL WAR
    1857
    Dred Scott decision »
    COLD WAR
    1953
    Georgi Malenkov succeeds Stalin »
    CRIME
    1951
    The Rosenberg trial begins »
    DISASTER
    1987
    Sloppy safety procedures lead to ferry sinking »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1475
    Michelangelo born »
    1857
    Supreme Court rules in Dred Scott case »
    1983
    Kohl elected West German chancellor »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1900
    Auto pioneer Gottlieb Daimler dies »
    PRESIDENTIAL
    1820
    Monroe signs the Missouri Compromise »
    SPORTS
    1902
    Real Madrid founded »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1965
    U.S. is sending Marines to South Vietnam »
    1971
    Operation Lam Son 719 continues »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1986
    Georgia O'Keeffe dies »
    HISTORY VAULT
    Women in History
    How did Cleopatra, Boudica, Joan of Arc and other women play a decisive role in history? Find out more with this HISTORY Vault collection.
    WORLD WAR I
    1916
    New German attacks at Verdun: Battle of the Flanks »
    WORLD WAR II
    1945
    Dutch Resistance ambushes SS officer-unwittingly »
     
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    LakeGator Mostly Harmless Moderator VIP Member

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    You guys seem to occasionally miss some VERY important milestones. :devil: On March 6, 1912 the first Oreo cookies were sold to a grocer in Hoboken, New Jersey. Today, as shown is National Oreo Cookie Day:
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    1858 20th Grand National: William Archer wins aboard outsider Little Charley at 100/6
    1867 29th Grand National: Harry Lamplugh aboard Cortolvin IRE wins
    1906 Cubs sign 3rd baseman Harry Steinfeldt to complete Tinker-Evers-Chance
    1919 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens beat Ottawa Senators, 3 games to 1 with 1 tie
    1922 Babe Ruth signs 3 year contract with NY Yankees at $52,000 a year
    1954 1st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Wake Forest, 82-80 (OT)
    1964 Boxing legend Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and changes his name to "Muhammad Ali", calling his former title a "slave name"
    1965 12th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Duke, 91-85
    1967 Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted
    1972 Jack Nicklaus, passes Arnold Palmer as golf's all-time money winner
    1976 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by John Curry (Great Britain)
    1976 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by American Dorothy Hamill
    1976 23rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Virginia beats North Carolina, 67-62
    1976 In his 10th title defence, WBA light welterweight champion Antonio Cervantes of Colombia is beaten by 17 year old Puerto Rican boxer Wilfred Benítez in a 15-round split decision in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Benitez youngest ever world champion
    1981 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Hartford won by Denise Biellmann
    1982 NBA highest scoring game: San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 (3 OT)
    1982 23rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Kentucky, 48-46
    1983 Anne-Marie Palli wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
    1985 Enos Slaughter & Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame
    1985 Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round in his 1st pro fight
    1988 Julie Krone becomes winningest female jockey (1205 victories)
    1988 Orville Moodey shoots 63 at Seniors golf tournament
    1992 Yankee pitcher Pascual Perez suspended for 1 year due to cocaine
    1994 Colin Jackson runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.30 sec)
    1999 20th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats St. John's, 82-63
    2000 Long-time Boston Bruin defenseman Ray Bourque is traded to the Colorado Avalanche

    BIRTHDAYS
    1884 Molla Mallory, Norwegian tennis player (eight-time U.S. Open champion), born in Mosvik, Norway (d. 1959)
    1885 Ringgold "Ring" Lardner, US sports writer (You Know Me Al)
    1898 Jimmy Conzelman, NFL quarterback and coach/team owner (Chicago)
    1900 Robert "Lefty" Grove, baseball pitcher (300 game winner)
    1903 Elizabeth Becker-Pinkston, American platform diver (Olympic gold 1924 and 1928), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
    1915 Leonard Tose, owner NFL Philadelphia Eagles 1969-85, born in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
    1915 Pete Gray [Wyshner], MLB one-armed outfielder (St Louis Browns), born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
    1926 Ann Curtis, 400m/800m US swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1948), (d. 2012)
    1931 Ed Whitlock, British-born runner, oldest person to run marathon under 4 hrs (at 85), born in London (d. 2017)
    1933 Ted Abernathy, American baseball player (d. 2004)
    1935 Ron Delany, Irish 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1956), born in Arklow, Republic of Ireland
    1939 Cookie Rojas, baseball player
    1940 Willie Stargell, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder/1st baseman (7-time All Star), born in Earlsboro, Oklahoma (d. 2001)
    1947 Dick Fosbury, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1968, "Fosbury Flop"), born in Portland, Oregon
    1960 [Eris] Sleepy Floyd, NBA guard
    1962 Alison Nicholas, Gibraltar, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning Classic)
    1965 Tammy Liley, volleyball mid blocker/capt (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Long Beach, California
    1966 Cliff Meidl, American sprint kayak (Olympics 1996 & 2000), born in Manhattan Beach, California
    1966 Michelle Edwards, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
    1968 Carla McGhee, Peoria Ill, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1996)
    1968 Jon Baker, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
    1969 Deems May, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
    1970 Robbie Tobeck, NFL guard/center (Atlanta Falcons)
    1970 Scott Stahoviak, infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Waukegan, Illinois
    1971 Darrick Martin, NBA guard (LA Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves)
    1971 Roger Salkeld, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Burbank, California
    1972 Jamal Anderson, fullback (Atlanta Falcons)
    1972 Paul Frlan, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
    1972 Shaquille O'Neal, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (4-time NBA champion, 3-time NBA Finals MVP, Olympic gold 1996), born in Newark, New Jersey
    1973 Brian Olson, middleweight (189 lbs) judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Tallahassee, Florida
    1973 Greg Ostertag, NBA center (Utah Jazz)
    1973 Michael Finley, NBA guard/forward (Phoenix Suns/Dallas Mavericks)
    1973 Terry Adams, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Mobile, Alabama
    1977 Marcus Thames, American baseball player
    1978 Sage Rosenfels, American Football Player
    1979 Erik Bedard, Canadian baseball player
    1979 Ryan Nyquist, American BMX rider, born in Los Gatos, California
    1989 Agnieszka Radwańska, Polish tennis player (WTA Finals champion 2015), born in Kraków, Poland
    1993 Ning Zetao, Chinese swimmer (2015 World Championships, 2014 Asian Games), born in Zhengzhou, China
     
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    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

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    Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone
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    On this day in 1876, 29-year-old Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his revolutionary new invention–the telephone. The Scottish-born Bell worked in London with his father, Melville Bell, who developed Visible Speech, a written system used to teach speaking to the deaf. In the 1870s, ... read more »
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1777
    Five letters pass between Abigail and John Adams »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1923
    "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" is published »
    1974
    Pearl Bailey and Richard Nixon serenade a White House audience »
    1988
    Writers Guild of America strike begins »
    2010
    Kathryn Bigelow becomes the first female director to win an Oscar »
    CIVIL WAR
    1862
    Battle of Pea Ridge (Elkhorn Tavern), Arkansas »
    COLD WAR
    1950
    Soviet Union denies Klaus Fuchs served as its spy »
    CRIME
    2002
    Defense rests in Andrea Yates trial »
    DISASTER
    1988
    Cyclone Bola hits New Zealand »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1936
    Hitler reoccupies the Rhineland »
    1973
    Bangladesh's first democratic leader »
    1999
    Stanley Kubrick dies »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1938
    Janet Guthrie, first female Indy 500 driver, born »

    PRESIDENTIAL
    1977
    Carter meets with Yitzhak Rabin »
    SPORTS
    1987
    Mike Tyson unifies titles »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1966
    U.S. jets launch heaviest air raids of the war »
    1967
    Republic of Korea forces operation launch »
    1972
    Jets engage in aerial combat »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1885
    Kansas quarantines Texas cattle »
    WORLD WAR I
    1918
    Finland signs treaty with Germany »
    WORLD WAR II
    1941
    British forces arrive in Greece »
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    1855 17th Grand National: John Hanlon wins aboard Irish horse Wanderer at 25/1
    1857 Baseball decides 9 innings constitutes an official game, not 9 runs
    1860 22nd Grand National: Tommy Pickernell wins aboard Irish horse Anatis at 5/1
    1866 28th Grand National: 1852 winner Alec Goodman wins his second GN aboard Irish 40/1 outsider Salamander
    1870 Cincinnati Red Stockings, 1st pro BB team, begin 8-mo tour of Midwest & East
    1930 Georgetown High of Chicago defeats Homer 1-0 in basketball
    1940 Montreal Canadiens lose record tying NHL 15th straight game at home
    1940 Ray Steele beats B Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champ
    1951 Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for 2nd time to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title
    1954 Russia wins title in their 1st international ice hockey competition
    1955 Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick says he favors legalization of spitter
    1959 6th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats North Carolina, 80-56
    1964 11th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 80-59
    1970 Ice Dance Championship at Ljubljana won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS)
    1970 17th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats South Carolina, 42-39 (2 OT)
    1978 Canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 5th penalty shot against Islanders
    1979 Baseball exhibition season opens with semi-pro & amateur umpires
    1979 Warren Giles & Hack Wilson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
    1981 28th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Maryland, 61-60
    1981 22nd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Ole Miss beats Georgia, 66-62
    1982 NCAA Tournament Selection televised live for 1st time

    BIRTHDAYS
    1923 Bobo Holloman, American MLB pitcher (no-hitter on debut), born in Thomaston, Georgia (d. 1987)
    1938 Homero Blancas, PGA golfer (1972 Phoenix Open), born in Houston, Texas
    1938 Janet Guthrie, American professional race car driver (1st woman to race in Indie 500 and Daytona 500), born in Iowa City, Iowa
    1939 Panajot Pano, Albania's most outstanding football player of the past 50 years born in Durres
    1942 Al[bert] Tanara, WLAF defensive coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
    1943 Carole Peel, Australian softball asst coach (Olympic bronze 1996)
    1947 Walter Röhrl, German race and rally car driver
    1950 Franco Harris, NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
    1952 Lynn Swann, NFL receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)/sportscaster
    1955 Tommy Kramer, American football player, born in San Antonio, Texas
    1959 Thomas Edward Lehman, PGA golfer (1994 Memorial Tournament), born in Austin, Minnesota
    1960 Ivan Lendl, American, Czech tennis player (8-time Grand Slam title winner), born in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
    1960 Joe Carter, American MLB outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    1962 Peter Manley, English Darts Player
    1963 Mike Eagles, Sussex, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
    1964 Amy Baltus, Bloomington IND, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-13th-1992)
    1964 Jeff Criswell, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs)
    1965 Jesper Bo Parnevik, PGA golfer (1995 Nestle-5th), born in Stockholm, Sweden
    1965 Steve Beuerlein, NFL quarterback (Jacksonville Jaguars, Car Panthers), born in Hollywood, California
    1965 [Willie] Flipper Anderson, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts), born in Paulsboro, New Jersey
    1965 Jack Armstrong, American baseball player, born in Englewood, New Jersey
    1966 Jeff Feagles, NFL punter (Arizona Cardinals)
    1966 Terry Carkner, Smiths Falls, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
    1967 Zheng Haixia, WNBA center (LA Sparks)
    1968 Jeff Kent, infielder (NY Mets), born in Bellflower, California
    1968 Ricky Proehl, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears)
    1969 Anne Marie Lauck, marathoner (Olympics 10th 1996), born in Rochester, New York
    1969 Anthony Davis, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
    1969 Brian Jamieson, rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Livingston, New Jersey
    1969 Geoff Smith, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
    1969 Matt Blundin, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, Detroit Lions)
    1969 Sam Gash, NFL running back (New England Patriots)
    1970 Kathy Gedney, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-25th-1994), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
    1971 Alison Herst, kayaker (Olympics-5-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
    1972 Andrew Finch, rower (Olympics 1996)
    1972 Marina Hatzakis, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
    1975 William Hampton, CFL defensive back (Calgary Stampeders)
    1977 Ludmila Richterova, Czech tennis star (1995 Bournemouth), born in Kosice, Slovakia
    1977 Mitja Zastrow, German-born swimmer
    1983 Taylor Tankersley, American baseball player
     
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    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

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    February Revolution begins
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    In Russia, the February Revolution (known as such because of Russia's use of the Julian calendar) begins when riots and strikes over the scarcity of food erupt in Petrograd. One week later, centuries of czarist rule in Russia ended with the abdication of Nicholas II, and Russia took a dramatic ... read more »
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1782
    Pennsylvania militiamen senselessly murder Patriot allies »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1935
    Thomas Wolfe's second novel, Of Time and the River, is published »
    1968
    Bill Graham's rock empire goes bi-coastal as the Fillmore East opens »
    1993
    MTV's highest rated series premieres »
    CIVIL WAR
    1862
    C.S.S. Virginia terrorizes Union navy »
    COLD WAR
    1982
    United States accuses Soviets of using poison gas »
    CRIME
    1951
    The Lonely Hearts Killers are executed »
    DISASTER
    1669
    Mount Etna erupts »
    2014
    Malaysia Airlines flight vanishes with more than 200 people aboard »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1801
    Anglo-Ottoman force takes Abukir Bay »
    1957
    Egypt opens the Suez Canal »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1950
    VW bus, icon of counterculture movement, goes into production »
    PRESIDENTIAL
    1983
    Reagan refers to U.S.S.R. as "evil empire" again »
    SPORTS
    1971
    Ali battles Frazier for heavyweight championship »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1965
    U.S. Marines land at Da Nang »
    1975
    Thieu orders force withdrawal »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1893
    Emmet Dalton goes to prison »
    WORLD WAR I
    1917
    February Revolution begins in Russia »
    WORLD WAR II
    1942
    Dutch surrender on Java »
     
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    1865 27th Grand National: Captain Henry Coventry wins aboard French outsider Alcibiade at 100/7
    1900 NL decides to go with 8 teams They exclude Baltimore, Cleveland, Louisville & Washington (in 1953 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee)
    1906 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Smiths Falls (Ont) in 2 games
    1930 Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with NY Yankee GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"
    1931 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Coral McInnes Buttsworth beats Marjorie Cox Crawford 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
    1931 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Jack Crawford wins 1st of 4 Australian titles; beats fellow Australian Harry Hopman 6-4, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
    1936 The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida.
    1941 1st baseball player drafted into WW II (Hugh Mulcahy, Phillies)
    1958 5th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Maryland beats North Carolina, 86-74
    1967 New Orleans Saints begin selling season tickets (20,000 sold 1st day)
    1968 6 year old Tommy Moore scores hole-in-one in golf (Hagerstown, Maryland)
    1969 16th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Duke, 85-74
    1971 Joe Frazier ends Muhammad Ali's 31-fight winning streak at Madison Square Garden, NYC; retains heavyweight boxing title by unanimous points decision over 15 rounds in "Fight of the Century"
    1971 Milwaukee Bucks win their 20th straight NBA game (team record)
    1975 22nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats NC State, 70-66
    1985 Ice Dance Championship at Tokyo won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
    1985 6th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats St. John's, 92-80
    1986 Martina Navratilova is 1st tennis player to earn $10 million
    1986 27th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Alabama, 83-72
    1986 7th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: St. John's beats Syracuse, 70-69
    1987 34th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats North Carolina, 68-67
    1987 28th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats LSU, 69-62
    1987 8th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Syracuse, 69-59
    1989 Roger Kingdom runs indoor world record 60m hurdles (7.37 secs)
    1992 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
    1998 45th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #4 North Carolina beats #1 Duke, 83-68
    1998 39th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats South Carolina, 86-56

    BIRTHDAYS
    1930 Bob Grim, American baseball player (d. 1996)
    1934 Marv Breeding, American baseball player (d.2006)
    1939 Jim Bouton, pitcher (NY Yankees)/author (Ball Four), born in Newark, New Jersey
    1939 Lydia Skoblikova, USSR, speed skater (Olympics-6 gold-1960, 64)
    1942 Ann Packer, Moulsford, Oxfordshire, British 400m/800m runner (Olympic gold 1964)
    1942 Richard "Dick" Allen, American baseball player (AL MVP 1972), born in Wampum, Pennsylvania
    1949 Charles Lismont, Belgian marathon runner (Olympic silver 1972)
    1953 Jim Rice, Anderson, South Carolina, American MLB left fielder (AL MVP 1978)
    1953 Don Werner, American baseball player
    1954 David Wilkie, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1976), is born in Colombo, Sri Lanka to Scottish parents
    1954 Karl Schnabl, 90m ski jumper (Olympic gold 1976)
    1955 Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1981)
    1957 Ruth Wysocki, American 800m/1500m runner, born in Alhambra, California
    1957 Bob Stoddard, American baseball player
    1958 Andreas Maurer, West Germany, tennis star
    1958 Nick Capra, American baseball player
    1960 Buck Williams, NBA forward (Portland Trail Blazers, NY Knicks)
    1960 Max Metzker, Australian swimmer
    1961 Larry Murphy, Scarborough, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
    1962 Shaun Gayle, NFL strong safety (San Diego Chargers)
    1962 William Fuller, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
    1963 Mike Lalor, American NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars), born in Buffalo, New York
    1964 Lance McCullers, American baseball player
    1965 Kenny Smith, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
    1966 Elliot Boult, New Zealand golfer, born in Blenheim
    1966 Laura McCabe, cross country skier (Olympics 1994)
    1967 Brent Fedyk, Yorkton, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
    1967 Dale Joseph, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
    1967 Joel Johnston, American baseball player
    1968 Clare Wood, Zululand South Africa, tennis star (1986 Futures-Lisbon)
    1968 Rob Zettler, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
    1968 Michael Bartels, German race car driver
    1968 Jim Dougherty, American baseball player
    1970 Jason Elam, NFL kicker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
    1970 Rhett Harty, Pasedena CA, US soccer player (Olympic-92)
    1970 Vadim Bekboulatov, NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
    1971 Bob Boughner, Windsor, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
    1971 Marc Tobert, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
    1972 Craig Johnson, NHL left wing (LA Kings/Olympic 1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
    1972 Pat Riley, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks)
    1972 Takuro Abe, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
    1973 Kendell Watkins, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
    1973 Kurt Mollekens, Belgian racing car driver
    1973 Justin Thompson, American baseball player
    1974 Steve Sarkisian, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
    1974 Toran James, linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
    1974 Mike Moriarty, American baseball player
    1975 Brett Conway, NFL kicker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
    1975 Kenny Wheaton, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
    1976 Juan Encarnacion, American baseball player
    1976 Hines Ward, American football player
    1982 Nicolas Armindo, race car driver
    1982 Nicoleta Onel, Romanian gymnast
    1982 Craig Stansberry, American baseball player
    1983 Mark Worrell, American baseball player.
    1988 Armanti Edwards, American college football player
    1990 Petra Kvitová, Czech tennis player (Wimbledon 2011, 14), born in Bilovec, Czech Republic