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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 12/19

1913 – Jack Johnson fights Jim Johnson to a draw in 10 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.

1917 – 1st NHL game played on artificial ice in Toronto.

1920 – 1st US indoor curling rink opens (Brookline, Mass).

1927 – National Football League Championship: New York Giants (11-1-1) win first past the post title.

1948 – National Football League Championship, Shribe Park, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Eagles shutout Chicago Cardinals, 7-0 in a snowstorm, ‘the Philly Blizzard’.

1976 – Piper Cherokee crashes into Balt Memorial Stadium upper stands, 10 minutes after Colts lose 40-14 to Steelers. No one seriously hurt.

1984 – Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th & youngest NHL-er to score 1,000 points.

1984 – Scotty Bowman wins his 691st regular season game, the most wins by any coach in NHL history.

1989 – Larry Bird (Celtics) begins NBA free throw streak of 71 games.

2010 – “Miracle at the New Meadowlands”, Philadelphia Eagles trail New York Giants by 21 points with eight minutes to play, before scoring 4 touchdowns in final 7 minutes, including dramatic walk-off punt returned for a touchdown by DeSean Jackson.

2018 – Houston Rockets set NBA single-game record with 26 three-pointers in 136-118 victory over Washington Wizards; 8 players hit from deep as Rockets shoot 26-of-55 (47.3%); James Harden leads charge, shooting 6-of-11 on 3s.

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