Today in Sporting History

Posted: October 25, 2007 in Today in history

In 1621, In a case of religious extremism,Governor Bradford of US colony Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day.

1891,  1st International 6 day bike race ends in New York.

In 1964, Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in the wrong direction.  In a game against the San Francisco 49ers Marshall picked up a fumble, instead of running to the opposition he ran back toward the Vikings’ end zone, and celebrated what he thought was a touchdown by heaving the ball out of bounds. That resulted in two points for the other team.

That is my best own goal in sporting world

Read more of vikings heartbreaks

In 1990, The Peoples Champion, Evander Hollyfield Knock outs the famous one hit wonder James “Buster” Douglas for Heavy Weight boxing title. Unfancied Douglas  had  surprised the boxing world by knocking out bad Boy Mike Tyson in Tokyo.

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