TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

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1818 Baron Karl von Drais de Sauer­brun pa­tents the “drai­sine” (early bi­cy­cle). 1923 Ottawa Sen­a­tor Cy Den­neny be­comes NHL’s all-time lead­ing scorer with 143 goals. 1941 Joe Louis KOs Gus Do­razio in 2 for heavy­weight box­ing title. 1943 New York Yan­kee Joe DiMag­gio en­lists in the U.S. army. 1962 Wilt Cham­ber­lain of NBA Philadel­phia War­riors scores 67 points against the St. Louis Hawks. 1963 Toru Tera­sawa runs world record marathon in 2:15:15.8. 1964 Luke Ap­pling be­comes the 101st mem­ber elected to the Base­ball Hall of Fame. 1968 Naismith Memo­rial Bas­ket­ball Hall of Fame opens in Spring­field Mass. 1974 49 die in stam­pede for seats at a soc­cer match in Cairo, Egypt. 1989 For­mer base­ball player/man­ager Leo Durocher is in­jured in a car crash. 1993 Mark Fos­ter swims a world record 50m freestyle in 21.60 sec. 1995 Detroit Tiger Man­ager Sparky An­der­son takes un­paid leave dur­ing the base­ball strike. 1998 USA Women’s Ice Hockey Team beats Canada and wins the first Olympic Gold medal. 2012 Ap­prox­i­mately 70 an­cient Olympic ar­ti­facts are stolen from the Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal Mu­seum of Greece. 2016 Nike ends en­dorse­ment deal with Filipino boxer Manny Pac­quiao af­ter he made TV com­ments gay peo­ple are, “worse than an­i­mals.”

Ge­orge ’Sparky’ An­der­son, the three-time World Se­ries man­ager with the Cincin­nati Reds and the Detroit Tigers, was placed on un­paid leave by Detroit owner MIke Il­itch for re­fus­ing to man­age re­place­ment play­ers in spring train­ing dur­ing a play­ers’ strike, 22 years ago to­day.

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