Today In Sporting History

Posted: November 3, 2007 in Today in history

In 1899, Jim Jeffries retains heavyweight boxing title over Sailor Tom Sharkey

In 1982, Detroit blocks 20 Cleveland Cavalier shots tying NBA regulation game record

In 1988 Talk-show host Geraldo Rivera’s nose is broken as Roy Innis brawls with skinheads at TV taping

He is no stranger to contraversy, In his show he was once quoted “They were both screaming at the top of their lungs while pointing fingers right in each other’s face. Geraldo then threatened to take Bill outside to “do something” to him. Quite entertaining.”

In 1989, Minnesotta Timberwolves’ 1st NBA game, they have a baptism of fire when they lose to Seattle, 106-94

In 1991, NYC Marathon winners are Salvador Garcia (Mex) & Liz McColgan (Scot)

In 1991, Ayrton Senna wins shortest Formula One race ever run (17 laps)

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