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1946 - The Los Angeles Rams signed Kenny Washington. Washington was the first black player to join a National Football League team since 1933.

1946 - The first Mexican League baseball game was played.

1953 - The Boston Celtics beat Syracuse Nationals (111-105) in four overtimes to eliminate them from the Eastern Division Semifinals. A total of seven players (both teams combined) fouled out of the game.

1968 - The new American League franchise in Kansas City, MO, took the nickname Royals.

1973 - Frank Mohovlich (Montreal Canadiens) became the 5th NHL player to score 500 career goals.

1994 - Wayne Gretzky tied Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals.

1994 - Michael Jordan was cut from the White Sox roster and was sent to their minor league club.

2004 - In Philadelphia, Veterans Stadium was demolished.

2004 - The NHL suspended Calgary Flames coach-general manager Darryl Sutter and forward Krzysztof Oliwa. Sutter was suspended for two games for player selection and team conduct in the final 2.5 seconds of the game. Oliwa was suspended for his conduct after being given a penalty for physical abuse of officials. The Flames lost to the Nashville Predators 3-1.

2004 - Mark Messier (New York Rangers) was ejected after he spearing Martin Strbak (Pittsburgh Penguins). Messier was later suspended for two games by the NHL.

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The art of running the mile consists, in essence, of reaching the threshold of unconsciousness at the instant of breasting the tape.
- Paul O'Neill, writer

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