TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1887 Chicago Cubs sell Mike King Kelly to Boston for record $10,000.
1896 Stanley Cup: Winnipeg Victorias beat Montreal Victorias, 2-0.
1944 Carl Wick publishes “Salmon Trolling for Commercial & Sport Fishing.
1951 Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta and takes middleweight title.
1952 6th Olympic Winter Games open in Oslo, Norway.
1957 Georgia Senate unanimously approves Senator Leon Butts’ bill barring black players from playing baseball with white players.
1966 Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points.
1980 13th Olympic Winter Games open in Lake Placid, N.Y.
1994 2nd ESPY Awards: Barry Bonds, Julie Krone win.
1995 The Portland Trail Blazers trade Clyde Drexler to the Houston Rockets, who end up winning the 1995 NBA Championship.
2000 8th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Mia Hamm win.
2010 Alexandre Bilodeau wins the gold medal in the freestyle skiing men’s moguls event, becoming the first Canadian to win a gold medal during a Canadian-hosted Olympics.
2010 America’s Cup: Team USA defeats Alinghi 2-0 to win in Spain.
Canada’s Alexandre Bilodeau celebrates his gold medal in the men’s moguls finals at the Vancouver Olympics, the first ever by a Canadian on home soil, seven years ago today.