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1860 Or­ga­nized base­ball played in San Francisco for 1st time.

1888 John Reid of Scot­land demon­strates golf to Amer­i­cans, in Yonkers, N.Y.

1892 Man­i­toba Rugby Foot­ball Union forms.

1957 Wal­ter O’Mal­ley says the Brook­lyn Dodgers may play 10 ex­hi­bi­tion games in Cal­i­for­nia in 1958.

1958 Aus­tralian swim­mer Jon Kon­rads sets 6 world records in 2 days.

1959 1st Daytona 500: Lee Petty wins with an av­er­age speed of 135.5 m.p.h.

1967 Sling­shot goal­post and 6-footwide bor­der be­come the stan­dard for NFL fields.

1969 Bar­bara Jo Rubin be­comes 1st fe­male jockey to win at a ma­jor U.S. track.

1980 U.S.A. beats U.S.S.R. in Olympic hockey 4-3, re­ferred to as “Mir­a­cle on Ice.” U.S.A. cap­tain Mike Eruzione scores win­ning goal in 3rd pe­riod.

Lee Petty, cen­tre, with Johnny Beauchamp (car No. 73) and the lapped car of Joe Weatherly near the top of the track at the fin­ish line of the very first Daytona 500, 58 years ago to­day.

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