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2014

Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley

Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley II (billed as "Vindication") is a boxing welterweight championship fight for the WBO Welterweight Championship. The bout was held in April 2014, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada. Pacquiao won by unanimous decision and took the WBO Welterweight title, ending Bradley's undefeated streak.

2007

Chris Chelios sets an NHL record appearing in his 22nd playoffs

Christos Kostas "Chris" Chelios is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman. He was one of the longest-tenured players in the National Hockey League. In April 2007, he became the oldest defenseman to score a short-handed goal in the NHL in a playoff game against the Calgary Flames.

1996

Detroit Red Wings set an NHL record for wins in a season

The 1996–97 Detroit Red Wings season was the 71st National Hockey League season in Detroit, Michigan. The highlight of the Red Wings season was winning the Stanley Cup, they're first since 1955. The Red Wings have also set a new NHL record for most wins in a season.

1989

Championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson dies

Sugar Ray Robinson was an American professional boxer who competed from 1940 to 1965. He was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus that was treated with insulin. In Robinson's last years, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He died in Los Angeles at the age of 67 and was interred in the Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California.

1981

Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis dies

Joseph Louis Barrow, best known as Joe Louis and nicknamed the "Brown Bomber", was an American professional boxer who competed from 1934 to 1951. Louis died of cardiac arrest in Desert Springs Hospital near Las Vegas in April 1981, just hours after his last public appearance viewing the Larry Holmes–Trevor Berbick Heavyweight Championship.

1980

Terry Fox begins his "Marathon of Hope" at St. John's, Newfoundland

He dipped his artificial leg in the muddy waters of St John’s harbour in the Atlantic Ocean and set off on the greatest adventure of his life. A police escort and a small crowd witness the departure of Terry and his van, which carries eight pairs of running shoes, three extra legs and various spare parts.

1980

US Olympic boycott of the Moscow Olympic games

The 1980 Summer Olympics boycott was one part of a number of actions initiated by the United States to protest the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The Soviet Union, which hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics, and other countries would later boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

1877

Catcher's mask is used for the first time

In a baseball game between Harvard students and the Live Oaks, the curve ball was all the rage and Harvard catcher James Tyng was taking a beating behind home plate. He became the first man to wear a catcher’s mask in a professional game. The reaction in the media was diverse.

Anniversaries of famous

died 1981

Joe Louis

born 1946

Ed O'Neill

born 1985

Ted Ginn Jr.