This Day in Sports History: April

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Can you name the historical sporting events in April?

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April 1, 1991, this team wins the NCAA Basketball Championship
April 2, 1996, this baseball player becomes Yankees shortstop, 1996
April 3, 1937, this NHL team won the Stanley Cup
April 4, 1986, this hockey player sets record for most goals in a single season
April 5, 1984, this NBA player broke Wilt Chamberlain’s record for regular season career points
April 6, 1896, the 1st modern Olympic Games opened in this city
April 7, 1977, this MLB team plays their first regular season game ever
April 8, 1974, this MLB player breaks Babe Ruth's home run record
April 9, 1962, this man wins the Masters Golf Tournament
April 10, 1977, this man wins the Masters Golf Tournament
April 11,1989, became the first goalie in NHL history to record a goal during a playoff game
April 12, 1877, this piece of equiptment is first used in a baseball game
April 13, 1997, this golfer wins his first ever Masters Golf Tournament
April 14, 1996, this team sets a NHL record with their 62nd win of the season
April 15, 1947, this baseball player becomes the first black person to play in the MLB
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April 16, 1996, this team set an NBA record with their 70th win of the season
April 17, 1934, this new MLB baseball field opens
April 18, 1995, this man announces his retirement from the NFL
April 19, 1947, this NHL team won the Stanley Cup
April 20, 1986, this man sets the NBA playoff single game scoring record with 63 points
April 21, 2002, Buffalo Bills pick up this quarterback from the Patriots
April 22, 1954, the NBA introduces this device to shorten a team's time of possession
April 23, 1993, this NBA rookie rips down the backboard on a slam dunk
April 24, 1963, this team wins their 17th NBA Championship
April 25, 1876, this MLB team wins 4-0 in the 1st National League shutout
April 26, 1995, MLB team plays their first ever game at Coors Field
April 27, 1983, this MLB pitcher surpasses Walter Johnson to become the all-time leader in strikeouts
April 28, 1967, this heavy weight boxing champion refuses to be inducted into the U.S. Army
April 29, 1986, this pitcher became the first player in MLB history to have 20 strikeouts in one game
April 30, 1922, this Chicago White Sox pitcher throws a perfect game against the Detroit Tigers

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