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This Day in Sports History


1904 – The first college sports letters are handed out to members of the University of Chicago’s football team.

1958 – Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck.

1960 – The NFL adds expansion franchises in Dallas and Minnesota.

1969 – The Buffalo Bills draft USC running back OJ Simpson with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft.

1984 – Wayne Gretzky’s NHL record point streak comes to an end at 51 games. During the streak, “The Great One” scored 61 goals and tallied 92 assists.

1990 – The San Francisco 49ers rout the Denver Broncos 55-10 to win Super Bowl XXIV. Niners quarterback Joe Montana is named MVP.

1992 – St. Louis Blues forward Brett Hull becomes the second player in NHL history to record back to back seasons with 50 goals in 50 games.

1996 – The Dallas Cowboys win Super Bowl XXX with a 27-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dallas corner Larry Brown is named MVP after a pair of pick sixes.

2001 – The Baltimore Ravens are Super Bowl XXXV champs after a 34-7 win over the New York Giants.

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