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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY

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1889 – Boxer Jack “Nonpareil” Dempsey was defeated for the first time of his career by George LaBlanche.

1921 – The owner of Acme Packing Company bought a pro football team for Green Bay, WI. J.E. Clair paid tribute to those who worked in his plant by naming the team the Green Bay Packers.

1986 – Nolan Ryan, while with the Houston Astros, earned his 250th career win against the Chicago Cubs.

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