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Posted on: Thursday, February 4, 2010

On this date: 2007 Peyton Manning rallies Colts to Super Bowl victory over Bears


Associated Press

Feb. 4

1861 The Philadelphia Athletics beat Charter Oak 36-27 in a baseball game played on frozen Litchfield Pond in Brooklyn, N.Y., with the players wearing ice skates.

1924 The first Winter Olympics close in Chamonix, France. Sixteen countries competed in 17 events from seven sports.

1932 The Winter Olympics open in Lake Placid, N.Y., the first Winter Games in the United States.

1957 Joe McCarthy and Sam Crawford are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1969 The 24 major league owners unanimously select Bowie Kuhn as commissioner for a one-year term at a salary of $100,000.

1971 The Baseball Hall of Fame establishes a separate section for players from the old Negro Leagues. In July, commissioner Bowie Kuhn, along with Hall president Paul Kirk, announce a change of heart and scrap plans for the separate section.

1976 U.S. District Court Judge John W. Oliver upholds the ruling of arbitrator Peter Seitz that declared Andy Messersmith and Dave McNally free agents.

1987 Stars & Stripes, skippered by Dennis Conner, sweeps Kookaburra III 4-0 at Fremantle, Australia, to bring sailing's America's Cup back to the United States.

1988 Wes Unseld, Clyde Lovellette, Oregon State coach Ralph Miller and Bobby McDermott are voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Unseld is elected in his first year of eligibility.

1991 The doors of Cooperstown are slammed shut on Pete Rose when the Hall of Fame's board of directors votes 12-0 to bar players on the permanently ineligible list from consideration.

2001 The usually high-scoring NHL All-Star game outdoes itself as the North America team beats the World squad 14-12. Boston's Bill Guerin has three goals and two assists to win the MVP award.

2003 Jaromir Jagr scores three goals, including his 500th, for his 11th career hat trick as Washington beat Tampa Bay 5-1. Jagr becomes the 16th player to reach 500 goals in less than 1,000 games, doing it in 926.

2006 Sweden's Kajsa Bergqvist breaks the world indoor record in the women's high jump by clearing 6 feet, 9 inches in a meet held in Arnstadt, Germany.

2007 Peyton Manning is 25-of-38 for 247 yards and a touchdown as he rallies Indianapolis to a 29-17 Super Bowl victory over Chicago in the South Florida rain. Tony Dungy becomes the first black coach to win the championship, beating good friend and protege Lovie Smith in a game that featured the first two black coaches in the Super Bowl.

2009 LeBron James scores 52 points and adds 11 assists in Cleveland's 107-102 victory over New York. James joins Michael Jordan as the only visiting players with multiple 50-point games at the present Madison Square Garden.