Today In Sporting History

Posted: December 12, 2007 in Today in history

Welcome to today highlights in sporting history. Today in 1913 “Mona Lisa”, was recovered after being stolen from the Louvre Museum in 1911

In 1913,  The birth of Jesse Owens US, track star (4 golds 1936), spoiled Hitler’s Olympics

In 1899, George F Grant of Boston )first black graduate of Harvard College, and a dentist) patents the wooden golf tee

In 1930, Start of the 1st Australia vs West Indies Test (at Adelaide)

In 1968, Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to be ranked No 1 in tennis.

Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. During his playing career, he won three Grand Slam titles. In 1979, Ashe suffered a heart attack, an event that surprised the public in view of his high level of fitness as an athlete.

The story of Ashe’s life turned from success to tragedy in 1988, when Ashe discovered he had contracted HIV during the blood transfusions he had received during one of his two heart surgeries.

In 1988, Sandra Miller of Queens sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment

In 1992, 58th Heisman Trophy Award: Gino Torretta, Miami FL (QB)

In 1995, NBA referees return to work after striking

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