TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

1903 Bar­ney Drey­fuss and James Pot­ter buy the Philadel­phia Phillies for $170,000.

1906 Stan­ley Cup: Ot­tawa Sil­ver 7 sweep Kingston’s Queen’s U in 2 games.

1929 Chicago Black­hawks lose record 15th straight game at home.

1931 Cana­dian Rugby Union adopts the for­ward pass.

1940 Univer­sity of Pitts­burgh beats Ford­ham Univer­sity 50-37 in the first tele­vised bas­ket­ball game.

1957 Jockey Johnny Long­den records his 5,000th ca­reer vic­tory.

1960 8th Win­ter Olympic Games close in Squaw Val­ley, Cal­i­for­nia.

1960 USA wins Olympic hockey gold medal by de­feat­ing Canada.

1966 Sandy Ko­ufax and Don Drys­dale be­gin a joint hold­out against the Los An­ge­les Dodgers.

1967 Wilt Cham­ber­lain sinks NBA record 35th con­sec­u­tive field goal.

1970 Bi­cy­cles per­mit­ted to cross San Fran­cisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

1970 Caro­line Walker runs world fe­male record marathon in 3:02:53.

1971 53rd PGA Cham­pi­onship: Jack Nick­laus shoots a 281 at PGA Na­tional, in Florida to com­plete his sec­ond golf grand slam.

1988 15th Win­ter Olympic Games close in Cal­gary, Canada.

1989 Red Schoen­di­enst and Al Bar­lick elected to the Base­ball Hall of Fame.

1991 Don Mat­tingly named 10th cap­tain of the New York Yan­kees.

1998 Van­cou­ver Canucks Mark Messier is 4th NHL player to record 1,600 points.

2010 21st Win­ter Olympic Games close in Van­cou­ver.

Women’s fig­ure skat­ing bronze medal­list Joan­nie Ro­chette, whose mother, Therese, died of a heart at­tack two days be­fore the start of her daugh­ter’s com­pe­ti­tion, car­ries the Cana­dian flag into the Van­cou­ver Olympic Win­ter Games clos­ing cer­e­monies, seven years ago to­day.

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