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Posted on: Wednesday, January 6, 2010

On this date: 1994 Nancy Kerrigan attacked at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships


Associated Press

Jan. 6

1980 The Pittsburgh Steelers advance to their fourth Super Bowl since 1974 by eliminating the Houston Oilers for the second consecutive year with a 27-13 triumph in the AFC title game.

1985 Dan Marino passes for a record 421 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Miami Dolphins to a 45-28 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC championship game.

1994 Nancy Kerrigan is attacked after practice at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit. Shane Stant clubs Kerrigan on the knee and flees the scene. Later that evening, Scott Davis wins the men's U.S. Figure Skating title.

1995 Lenny Wilkens becomes the winningest coach in NBA history as the Atlanta Hawks post a 112-90 victory over the Washington Bullets. Wilkens gets his 939th win to surpass Red Auerbach's record.

1999 The NBA lockout finally ends on its 191st day after a divisive struggle that costs the owners and players hundreds of millions of dollars.

2001 Nina Kemppel sets a record with her 15th U.S. cross-country skiing title, winning the 15-kilometer race to sweep the national competition in McCall, Idaho.

2005 For the first time in NBA history, a player leads his team in scoring without making a field goal. Detroit's Richard Hamilton scores 14 points despite missing all 10 of his field goal attempts in a 101-79 loss to Memphis.