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This Day in Sports History (1/5/2020 – 1/11/2020)


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.