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Today in
Sports History

1926 - The Chicago Black Hawks played their first game in the NHL.

1940 - The Green Bay Packers became the first NFL team to travel by plane.

1968 - NBC cut away from the final minutes of a New York Jets-Oakland Raiders game to begin a TV special, "Heidi," on schedule. The Raiders came from behind to beat the Jets 43-32.

1982 - The NFL reduced its 16-game season to nine as a result of a 57-day players' strike.

1991 - Mike Utley (Detroit Lions) suffered a spinal injury in a game against Los Angeles that left him paralyzed from the chest down.

1997 - Mario Lemieux was voted into the NHL Hall of Fame.

2003 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) became the first major league baseball player to receive six National League MVP awards.







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Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth
- Lou Gehrig
July 4, 1939



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