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1902 – First Rose Bowl. Played at Tournament Park in Pasadena California. Michigan defeated Stanford 49-0. MVP of the game was Neil Snow, Michigan Fullback.

1935 – Very first Sugar Bowl is played. Tulane defeats Temple 20-14

1935 – First Orange Bowl is played. Bucknell beats Miami (Fl) 26-0.

1943 – The Chicago Blackhawks put first trio of brothers on ice to play together in an NHL game. Max, Doug and Reggie Bentley appear for the Hawks in a 6-5 win over the New York Islanders at the Chicago Stadium.

1967 – Canadian Amateur Football formally becomes successor to Canadian Rugby Football Union. Part of the deal turns the Grey Cup Trophy over to CFL.

1967 – NFL Championship played at Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Green Bay Packers defeat the Dallas Cowboys  34-27.

1967 – AFL Championship play in Buffalo at the War Memorial Stadium. The Kansas City Chiefs down the Buffalo Bills 31-7. QB Len Dawson passes for two TDs and RB Mike Garrett runs in two TDs.

1969 – In something unheard of, Jack Kent Cooke, owner  of the NHL LA Kings fines each player $100 for NOT arguing with the referee.

1974 – Ernie DiGregorio establishes single game record for assists by a rookie. The Buffalo Braves rookie dished out 25 assists in a 120-119 win over Portland.

1976 – After 45 years of coaching in the NFL, legendary coach Paul Brown announces his retirement.

2004 – St. Louis Blues head coach Joel Quenneville get his 300th NHL win as his Blues defeat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 at the Svvis Center in St. Louis. Quenneville becomes St. Louis coaching and  wins leader.

2014 – The 100th Rose Bowl is played. #4 Michigan States defeats #5 Stanford 24-20.

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