1869—The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first pro baseball team, is organized by George Ellard and Harry Wright.
1940—Colorado, led by Bob Doll's 15 points, beats Duquesne 51-40 for the NIT title.
1958—Cincinnati's Oscar Robertson scores a NCAA Midwest region-record 56 points in a 97-62 rout of Arkansas.
1985—Larry Holmes scores a 10th-round knockout of David Bey in Las Vegas to retain the world heavyweight title.
1997—North Carolina's Dean Smith becomes the career victory leader when the Tar Heels beat Colorado 73-56. Smith, with 877 victories, passes Kentucky coaching legend Adolph Rupp.
2001—The NCAA men's basketball tournament opens with a series of close calls and upsets, with 15th-seeded Hampton beating second-seeded Iowa State 58-57 in the biggest surprise of the day.