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Sports History

1857 - The Sheffield Football Club of England was formed.

1943 - The Green Bay Packers intercepted nine passes in a 27-6 victory over the Detroit Lions.

1948 - The Chicago Cardinals scored 35 points in the third quarter on the way to a 49-27 victory over the Boston Yanks.

1965 - Fran Tarkenton (Minnesota Vikings) threw for 407 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-41 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

1970 - In Athens, Christo Papanikolaou (Greece) pole vaulted 18' 1/4". He was the first pole vaulter to clear the 18-foot mark.

1971 - Texas Stadium officially opened in Irving, TX.

1976 - Chuck Foreman (Minnesota Vikings) rushed for 200 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-12 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

1992 - The Toronto Blue Jays became the first non-U.S. team to win the World Series.

1996 - The Atlanta Braves played their last game at Fulton County Stadium. They lost to the New York Yankees 1-0 in Game 5 of the World Series. The next season the Braves began playing at Olympic Stadium.

1997 - In Arlington, VA, former NBC sportscaster Marv Albert was spared a jail sentence after a courtroom apology to the woman he'd bitten during a sexual encounter.

1998 - Ricky Williams (University of Texas) became the leading scorer in NCAA Division I history. At the end of the game he had a total of 428 points.

2003 - The Chicago Blackhawks fired general manager Mike Smith.

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I didn't like the '50s, you know. I appreciate Elvis, but I'm not a big fan. I'm not a rockabilly fan. And the '60s and early '70s were, to me, the greatest times to live.
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