897 – Bob Fitzsimmons knocks out Jim Corbett in the 14th round to win the world heavyweight title in Carson City, Nevada. This is the first boxing match photographed by a motion picture camera.
1908 – Tommy Burns knocks out Jene Roche in 80 seconds at the Royal Theater in Dublin, Ireland to retain the world heavyweight title.
1939 – Villanova wins Game 1 of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, beating Brown 42-30 in Philadelphia. Ohio State defeats Wake Forest 64-52 in Game 2 of the doubleheader.
1940 – For the first time in NHL history, a line – the Kraut line of Milt Schmidt, Woody Dumart and Bobby Bauer – finished 1-2-3 in the NHL when the Boston Bruins scored five third period goals to defeat the Montreal Canadiens 7-2.
1955 — Canadian fans riot in the streets of Montreal to protest the suspension of Maurice “Rocket” Richard by NHL President Clarence Campbell the day before. The Canadiens lost the game to Detroit after a smoke bomb exploded in the Forum and crowds poured into the streets, setting fires, smashing windows and looting.
1961 – Manhattan District Attorney Frank S. Hogan arrests two professional gamblers, Aaron Wagman and Joseph Hacken, and implicates Seton Hall’s Hank Gunter and Art Hicks in a college score shaving scandal.
1993 – Dallas snaps a 19-game losing streak with a 102-96 win over Orlando. The Mavericks were one game away from tying the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers for the longest single-season losing streak in NBA history.
2001 – Connecticut scores a 101-29 victory over Long Island University in the first round of the Eastern Regional, the best defensive effort in NCAA Women’s Tournament history. Connecticut’s 72-point win also tied for the second-largest margin in tournament history.
2006 – Jermaine Wallace hits a 3-point fadeaway with a split second left, and the tiny Northwestern state shocks off with a furious rally, beating No. 3 seed Iowa 64-63 in the first round of the NCAA men’s tournament.
2012 — Lindsey Vonn sets a women’s record for most World Cup points in a season after finishing eighth in a slalom won by Austria’s Michaela Kirchgasser in Schladming, Austria. Vonn reached 1,980 points to beat the mark of 1,970 set by Janica Kostelic of Croatia in 2006.
2016 – Little Rock advances with an unexpected comeback that leads to an 85-83 double-overtime win over Purdue in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
2018 – The UConn Huskies open their NCAA Women’s Tournament with a record 140-52 rout of Saint Francis (Pennsylvania). The tournament seed sets a record for points in a tournament game and all-time NCAA records for points in a period (55 in the first) and a half (94 in the first).