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1874 Base­ball is first played in Eng­land at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

1927 For 2nd Sun­day in a row, golfers in South Carolina are ar­rested for vi­o­lat­ing Sab­bath rules.

1936 Willy den Ou­den swims world record 100 m freestyle in 1:04.6.

1959 Chicago Cards trade run­ning back Ol­lie Mat­son to the L.A. Rams for nine play­ers.

1959 Bos­ton Celtic Bob Cousy sets NBA record with 28 as­sists as the Celtics score 173 points against the Min­neapo­lis Lakers.

1963 New York Yan­kees’ Mickey Man­tle signs base­ball con­tract worth $100,000.

1982 Den­ver Nuggets Dan Is­sel hits on his 63rd con­sec­u­tive free throw.

1987 NCAA can­cels SMU’s en­tire 1987 foot­ball sched­ule for gross vi­o­la­tions of NCAA rules re­gard­ing ath­letic cor­rup­tion.

1988 Bon­nie Blair (U.S.) wins 500 m speed skat­ing race in record 39.1 at the Cal­gary Olympics.

1988 Kata­rina Witt (GDR) wins sec­ond straight Olympic fig­ure skat­ing gold medal at the Cal­gary Olympics.

1992 Larry Smith is named ninth com­mis­sioner of the CFL.

1992 Tiger Woods, 16, be­comes youngest PGA golfer in 35 years.

1994 17th Win­ter Olympic Games close in Lille­ham­mer, Nor­way.

2007 Mark Messier’s No. 11 jersey is re­tired by the Ed­mon­ton Oil­ers.

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