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Events in History

Twenty random things that happened on this day...

  • Superbowl XVIII: Los Angeles Raiders beat Washington Red Skins, 38-9 in Tampa Superbowl MVP: Marcus Allen, Los Angeles Raiders, RB (1984)
  • Earthquake in southern Syria kills thousands (1837)
  • Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77 (1993)
  • Americans capture Frenchtown, Canada (1813)
  • 1st radio broadcast of "Road to Happiness" on CBS (1940)
  • O A "Bum" Phillips becomes head coach of New Orleans Saints (1981)
  • Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Naples Professional Golf Tournament (1963)
  • Israeli forces withdraw from Sinai Peninsula (1957)
  • Zak Starkey (Ringo's son) marries Sarah Menikides (1985)
  • Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) launches into space (1992)
  • 51st Golden Globes: Schlinder's List, Steven Speilberg (1994)
  • Arthur Miller's "Crucible," premieres in New York City (1953)
  • 30 die in a train crash in Los Angeles (1956)
  • Roe vs Wade: U.S. Supreme Court legalizes some abortions (1973)
  • US president sets up CIA, Central Intelligence Agency (1946)
  • 1st-class cricket debut of Hansie Cronje, OFS vs. Transvaal (1988)
  • Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title (1988)
  • Japanese air raid on Rabaul, New Britain (1942)
  • Houston is 1st NBA team to be held scoreless in an overtime Portland Trail Blazers out score them 17-0 and win 113-96 (1983)
  • Belgian chief of staff Gen Maglinse quits (1926)

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