TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

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1920 Na­tional Ne­gro Base­ball League or­ga­nizes.

1923 1st Black pro Bas­ket­ball team, “Re­nais­sance,” or­ga­nizes.

1937 NFL Bos­ton Red­skins move to Wash­ing­ton, D.C.

1952 Rocky Mar­ciano de­feats Lee Savold for his 39th straight win.

1971 Spiro Agnew, vice pres­i­dent of the United States, hits 2 tee shots into crowd, in­jur­ing 2.

1972 11th Win­ter Olympic Games close at Sap­poro, Ja­pan.

1974 James ‘Cool Papa’ Bell is named to the Base­ball Hall of Fame.

1976 Amer­i­can Dorothy Hamill wins Olympic fig­ure-skat­ing gold in Inns­bruck, Aus­tria.

1977 Eric Hei­den is 1st Amer­i­can to win world speed skat­ing cham­pi­onship.

1983 World Box­ing Coun­cil be­comes the first to cut matches from 15 to 12 rounds.

1988 15th Win­ter Olympic Games open in Cal­gary.

1989 Ok­la­homa foot­ball player Charles Thomp­son is charged with sell­ing co­caine. He is later sen­tenced to 2 years in prison.

The Cal­gary Win­ter Olympics, where Elizabeth Man­ley won the women’s sil­ver in fig­ure skat­ing to Kata­rina Witt’s gold, and where Canada failed to win a sin­gle gold medal, opened 29 years ago to­day.

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