TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

1926 NFL rules that col­lege stu­dents are in­el­i­gi­ble un­til grad­u­a­tion. 1936 4th Win­ter Olympic Games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Ger­many. 1958 Ted Wil­liams signs with the Bos­ton Red Sox for $135,000, mak­ing him base­ball’s high­est paid player. 1958 21 dead in air crash in Mu­nich; 7 of those are from the Manch­ester United soccer team. 1967 Muham­mad Ali TKOs Ernie Ter­rell in 15 for heavy­weight box­ing ti­tle. 1968 10th Win­ter Olympic Games open in Greno­ble, France. 1970 NBA ex­pands to 18 teams with Buf­falo, Cleve­land, Houston and Port­land join­ing the league. 1971 As­tro­naut Alan Shep­ard has the dis­tinc­tion of hit­ting a golf ball for the first time on the moon. 1990 Brett Hull be­comes 1st son of an NHL 50-goal scorer (Bobby) to score 50. 1990 Ground­break­ing be­gins on Bal­ti­more Ori­oles’ new $102 mil­lion sta­dium. 1993 Rid­dick Bowe TKOs Michael Dokes in 1 for heavy­weight box­ing ti­tle. 1994 Dawn Coe-Jones wins LPGA HealthSouth Palm Beach Golf Clas­sic. 2005 Su­per Bowl XXXIX: the New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots win 24-21 over the Philadel­phia Ea­gles. 2011 Su­per Bowl XLV: Green Bay Pack­ers beat Pitts­burgh Steel­ers, 31-25 at the Cow­boys Sta­dium MVP: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay, QB.

An in­ves­ti­ga­tor looks over the wreck­age of a Bri­tish Euro­pean Air­ways plane that crashed near Mu­nich, car­ry­ing mem­bers of Bri­tain’s cham­pi­onship soccer team Manch­ester United, 59 years ago to­day.

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