On this date: 2007 — Peyton Manning rallies Colts to Super Bowl victory over Bears
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, 9¾ 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.