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This Day in Sports History (1/5/2020 – 1/11/2020)
- January 5th, 1934
Fenway Park in Boston catches fire for the second time.
- January 6th, 1681
The first recorded boxing match. The Duke of Albemarle's butler vs. his butcher! (Crazy)
- January 7th, 1994
Tonya Harding wins the US female Figure Skating championship.
- January 8th, 1962
Jack Nicklaus makes his first professional appearance at age 21.
- January 9th, 1977
The Oakland Raiders beat the Minnesota Vikings 32 – 14 in Super Bowl XI.
- January 10th, 1945
Baseball writers once again fail to elect a player to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
- January 11th, 1953
J Edgar Hoover turns down six-figure offer to become president of the International Boxing Club.
Written by: David Green