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This Day in Sports History (11/17/2019 – 11/23/2019)


November 17th, 1926

  • The Chicago Blackhawks play their first NHL game in franchise history. The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Toronto Saint Patricks 4-1.

November 18th, 1949

  • Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers won the National League’s Most Valuable Player Award.

November 19th, 1961

  • The Houston Oilers George Blanda throws for seven touchdowns versus the New York Titans. The Houston Oilers went on to win that game 49-13.

November 20th, 1977

  • Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears rushes for an NFL all time record of 275 yards.

November 21st, 1902

  • The first night football game was played between the Philadelphia Athletics and the Kanaweola AC. The Philadelphia Athletics won 39-0.

November 22nd, 2004

  • The recently relocated Montreal Expos announced they changed the name of the Major League Baseball franchise to the Washington Nationals.

November 23rd, 1988

  • Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th career goal in the National Hockey League.

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