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1908 – Texan boxer “Galveston Jack” Johnson knocked out Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia, to become the first black boxer to win the world heavyweight title.
1917 – Harry Cameron (Toronto Maple Leafs) became the first defenseman to score four goals in a game.
1927 – The East-West Shrine football game featured numbers on both the front and back of players’ jerseys.
1928 – Johnny Weissmuller announced his retirement from amateur swimming. At the time he held all world swimming records for free-style swimming from 50 to 880 yards.
1941 – Booby Riggs won his first pro tennis game.
1968 – Ted Green (Boston Bruins) set a National League Hockey (NHL) penalty record when he recorded 3 minors, 2 majors and 2 game misconducts.
1974 – The Washington Capitals achieved their first NHL sellout.
1986 – Doug Jarvis, age 31, set a National Hockey League (NHL) record as he skated in his 916th consecutive game. Jarvis eventually set the individual record for most consecutive games played with 964.
2001 – “Ali,” starring Will Smith, opened in the U.S.
2001 – Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) became the first goalie to win 500 NHL games.