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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.

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

The last game for the Flames in Atlanta

Tom Cousins announced he was seeking to sell the club following the Flames' exit from the playoffs. Their final game, a 5–2 loss against the New York Rangers, was played in Atlanta in 1980. He claimed to have suffered significant financial losses on the team while low viewership hampered his ability to sign a television contract.

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 the (in)famous

died 1981

Joe Louis

born 1946

Ed O'Neill

born 1985

Ted Ginn Jr.