TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

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1909 Jack John­son fights Jack O’Brien to no de­ci­sion in six rounds for box­ing ti­tle. 1910 Cleve­land Naps’ Cy Young gets his 500th win, beats Wash­ing­ton Sen­a­tors 5-4 in 11 in­nings. 1918 Wash­ing­ton D.C.’s first Sun­day game, Wash­ing­ton Sen­a­tors beat Cleve­land In­di­ans 1-0 in 18 in­nings. 1929 Cloud­burst causes stam­pede at Yan­kee Sta­dium in New York; two peo­ple crushed to death. 1935 NFL adopts an an­nual col­lege draft to be­gin in 1936. 1960 Juan Marichal de­buts as San Fran­cisco Gi­ants’ pitcher, beats Philadel­phia Phillies on a one-hit­ter. 1962 Stan Mu­sial breaks Honus Wag­ner’s Na­tional League hit record with 3,431. 1974 NHL Stan­ley Cup: Philadel­phia Fly­ers beat Bos­ton Bru­ins, four games to two. 1976 Liver­pool wins 5th UEFA Cup at Bridge. 1979 Af­ter a bit­ter six-week strike, the ma­jor-league um­pires re­turn to work. 1981 Pitts­burgh Pi­rates’ Jim Bibby gives up a lead­off sin­gle to At­lanta Braves’ Terry Harper, then re­tires the next 27 bat­ters. 1984 Pat LaFon­taine scores two goals within 22 sec­onds in an NHL play­off game. 1984 NHL Stan­ley Cup: Ed­mon­ton Oil­ers beat New York Is­landers, 4 games to 1. 1988 Bos­ton Red Sox re­tire Bobby Doerr’s No. 1. 1992 Ric Flair wins NWA wrestling ti­tle. 2004 Brad Thomp­son breaks a 97-yearold mi­nor league record set by pitch­ing 57 con­sec­u­tive score­less in­nings.

Ric Flair won the NWA wrestling ti­tle, 25 years ago to­day.

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