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This Day in Sports History


1876 – Albert Spalding starts a sporting goods company, manufacturing baseballs, tennis balls, basketballs and golf balls.

1924 – Switzerland wins the first ever gold medal in bobsledding.

1942 – Baseball owners agree to let each team have 14 night games during the 1942 season.

1965 – The Braves offer the City of Milwaukee $500,000 to terminate their lease a year early. The offer is declined.

1979 – The Minnesota Twins trade future Hall of Famer Rod Carew to the California Angels for four players.

1993 – Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott is suspended for one year after making racist comments.

1998 – Dino Ciccarelli, then with the Florida Panthers, becomes the ninth player in NHL history to score 600 career goals.

2000 – WWF owner Vince McMahon reveals his plans to start the XFL, which will debut on this same date in 2001.

2002 – The New England Patriots win Super Bowl XXXVI with a 20-17 victory over the St. Louis Rams. New England kicker Adam Vinatieri makes a 48 yard field goal as time expires to win the game. Pats quarterback Tom Brady is named MVP. 

2006 – Devils goalie Martin Brodeur becomes the third goalie in NHL history to record 100 career shutouts.

2008 – The New York Giants defeat the New England Patriots 17-14 to win Super Bowl XLII, ending the Patriots’ undefeated season. Giants quarterback Eli Manning is the game’s MVP after throwing a touchdown to Plaxico Burress with 35 seconds left.

2013 – The Baltimore Ravens win the franchise’s second Super Bowl title, defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 to capture Super Bowl XLVII. Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco is named MVP.

2019 – The Patriots win their sixth Super Bowl, defeating the Los Angeles Rams 13-3. Patriots receiver Julian Edelman is the game’s MVP.

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