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1936 NFL Draft (first ever): Jay Ber­wanger from Univer­sity of Chicago is the first pick of the Philadel­phia Ea­gles. 1936 1st ski jump­ing event is held in Red Wing, Minn. 1945 Paul Brown agrees to coach the new Amer­i­can foot­ball ex­pan­sion team in Cleve­land, which would later be named the Cleve­land Browns af­ter their coach. 1948 5th Win­ter Olympic Games close in St Moritz, Switzer­land. 1963 AFL’s Dal­las Texans be­come the Kansas City Chiefs. 1982 Los An­ge­les Dodgers trade Davey Lopes to the Oak­land A’s break­ing up the long­est-play­ing in­field (Ron Cey-Bill Russell-Davey Lopes-Steve Gar­vey). 1983 Base­ball or­ders Mickey Man­tle to sever ties with Clar­idge Casino. 1983 Wayne Gret­zky sets NHL all star record with 4 goals in 1 pe­riod. 1984 14th Win­ter Olympic Games open in Sara­jevo, Yu­goslavia. 1985 Mar­shall Univer­sity’s Bruce Mor­ris makes a 92’5½” bas­ket­ball shot. 1986 5’7” Spud Webb of the At­lanta Hawks wins NBA Slam Dunk Com­pe­ti­tion. 1989 Jockey Chris Ant­ley be­gins record of 64 con­sec­u­tive days win­ning races. 1991 Roger Cle­mens signs record $5,380,250 per year Bos­ton Red Sox con­tract. 1992 16th Win­ter Olympic Games open in Al­bertville, France. 1996 NFL and Cleve­land al­low Art Modell to move his NFL fran­chise to Bal­ti­more but he must leave the Browns’ name be­hind. 2002 19th Win­ter Olympic Games open in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Spud Webb, the five-foot-seven point guard­ofthe At­lanta Hawks, soared to the NBA Slam DunkCom­pe­ti­tion at All-Star week­end, 31 years ago to­day.

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