1899 - George Grant patented the wooden golf tee.
1968 - Arthur Ashe became the first black man to be ranked #1 in tennis.
1971 - Bobby Hull (Chicago Black Hawks) scored his 1000th point.
1976 - Joe Namath played his last game with the New York Jets.
1981 - Wayne Gretzky became the quickest to reach 50 goals in a season. It was in the 39th game.
1988 - Sandra Miller sued Mike Tyson for sexual harassment.
1998 - Mark Recchi (Montreal Canadiens) ended his consecutive game streak. He had played in 569 straight games.
2000 - The Texas Rangers signed Alex Rodriguez to a record breaking 10-year, $252 million contract. The contract amount broke all Major League Baseball records and all professional sports records.
2001 - Jere Lehtinen (Dallas Stars) scored his 100th NHL goal in a game against the Buffalo Sabres.
2001 - Denver Nuggets coach Dan Issel was suspended for four games by his team for shouting a profanity and an ethnic remark at a fan.
2001 - Former Dallas Cowboy Nate Newton, and two others, were arrested on charges of carrying at least 175 pounds of marijuana. It was his second arrest in six weeks.
2010 - The collapse of the inflatable roof at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Mall of America Stadium caused the cancellation of a game between the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings. The teams played the next day at Detroit's Ford Field.
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