Today In Sporting History

Posted: October 17, 2007 in Today in history

Welcome to today in sporting history, Today in 1933 the great genius Albert Einstein arrived in the US, a refugee from Nazi Germany. While in 1931, mobster Al Capone alias Scar Face, was convicted of tax evasion, sentenced to 11 years in prison. I have always wondered how Alcapone after being linked to so many murders, the Feds could only nail him on tax evasion. That was a slap on the wrist!

In 1860, 1st pro golf tournament held in Scotland.

In 1885, Baseball sets all players salaries at $1,000-$2,000 for 1885 season.

In 1959, The richest woman in Britain, Queen Elizabeth is fined $140 for withdrawing her race horse from a race meeting. I wonder, could the horse have been on performance enhancing drug and the queen realised devious plans were about to be bursted? He He!

In 1974, NBA New Orleans Jazz begin a dissappointing 28 game road losing streak. The players must have always wished to get back home quick!


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