Sporting Events on April 1

1836 :Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Cocos Islands
1876 :1st official NL baseball game (Boston-6, Phila-5)
1920 :Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators (NHL) beat Seattle (PCHA), 3 games to 2
1948 :H H H Johnson bowls WI to win v England 10-96 match on debut
1956 :10th Tony Awards: Diary of Anne Frank & Damn Yankees win
1977 :NFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games
1979 :Iran proclaimed an Islamic Republic following fall of Shah
1980 :Baseball Players' Assn votes to cancel 92 remaining exhibition games
1986 :Delhi beat Haryana by innings & 141 to win Ranji Trophy
1986 :US sub Nathaniel Green runs aground in Irish Sea
1989 :1st NY Met-NY Yankee game in NYC since 1983, Yanks win 4-3
1990 :2nd Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus wins
1992 :NFL decides to stay with 17 week sched instead of expanded 18 games
1992 :NHL players begin 1st strike in 75-year history
1992 :WA beat NSW by 44 runs to win the Sheffield Shield Final
1997 :69 year old Gordie Howe begins playing AHL game with Syracuse Crunch



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