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October 10, 1920 – The Chicago Cardinals play to a 0-0 tie with the Chicago Tigers in their first American…

October 10

1920 – The Chicago Cardinals play to a 0-0 tie with the Chicago Tigers in their first NFL game. The game is held at Cubs Park, later renamed Wrigley Field.

1920 – Cleveland Indians Bill Wambsgans completes a no-hitter World Series triple.

1936 – Ohio State trumpeter John Brungart strikes the ‘i’ in “Script Ohio” for the first time during the first half of the Buckeyes’ 6-0 loss to Pittsburgh at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. After Brungart, the honor began to go exclusively to sousaphone players, with exceptions made for well-known fans of the Ohio State program, such as John Glenn, Jack Nicklaus and Bob Hope.

1964 – Pittsburgh’s John Henry Johnson rushes for 200 yards to lead the Steelers to a 23-7 victory over the Cleveland Browns.

1974 – Buffalo’s Danny Gare scores 18 seconds into his first NHL game as the Sabers beat the Boston Bruins 9-5.

1979 – Real Cloutier of Quebec scores three goals in his first NHL game, but the Nordiques lose 5-3 to the Atlanta Flames.

1981 – Southern Cal’s Marcus Allen rushes for 211 yards, his fifth straight 200-plus game, in a 13-10 loss to Arizona.

1987 – Columbia sets an NCAA record with its 35th straight loss, 38-8 to Princeton.

1998 – New Hampshire’s Jerry Azumah becomes the first running back in NCAA Division I-AA history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in four consecutive seasons. He has 165 yards and a touchdown in a 22-13 loss to Richmond.

2004 – New England wins its 19th straight game, setting an NFL record for consecutive wins – counting the playoffs – with a 24-10 victory over Miami.

2011 – NBA commissioner David Stern cancels the first two weeks of the season after owners and players are unable to reach a new labor agreement and end the lockout. Games originally scheduled to be played between November 1 and 14 have been scrapped.

2011 – Anthony Calvillo becomes pro football’s all-time rushing leader in spectacular fashion with a 50-yard touchdown pass to Jamel Richardson that seals the Montreal Alouettes’ 29-19 victory over the Toronto Argonauts. Calvillo needed 258 yards to break Damon Allen’s all-time CFL record of 72,381 yards.

2017 – The United States is eliminated from World Cup contention with a shock 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad scores two goals in the first half and the United States will miss the World Cup for the first time since 1986. The 28th-ranked Americans needed only a draw against 99th-ranked Trinidad, who missed his sixth straight qualifier last week.

2017 – The Vegas Golden Knights win their home opener and remain unbeaten three games into their inaugural season with a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes. Marc-Andre Fleury makes 31 saves for the Golden Knights, who become the first team in NHL history to start their debut season with three straight wins.

2020 – 19-year-old Iga Swiatek of Poland wins her country’s first major singles title as she defeats American Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 at the French Open.

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