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Published:   |   Updated: April 15, 2015 at 08:24 AM

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1940 Bob Feller of Cleveland defeats the White Sox 1-0 in the only opening day no-hitter in major-league history, at Chicago.

1949 The Toronto Maple Leafs, with a 3-1 victory, sweep the Detroit Red Wings for the second straight year in the Stanley Cup finals.

1954 The Detroit Red Wings edge the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 in the seventh game to win the Stanley Cup.

1957 The Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins 5-1 to take the Stanley Cup in five games.

1958 Arnold Palmer edges Doug Ford by one stroke to win the Masters.

1961 The Chicago Black Hawks win the Stanley Cup in six games with a 5-1 triumph over the Detroit Red Wings.

1987 Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls scores 61 points in a 117-114 loss to the Atlanta Hawks and becomes the second player to surpass the 3,000-point mark in a season.

1990 Gelindo Bordin becomes the first Olympic men's champion to win the Boston Marathon.

1991 The St. Louis Blues become the eighth team in NHL playoff history to come back from a 3-1 deficit as they beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in the seventh game.

1992 Brett Hull of the St. Louis Blues becomes the second player with three straight 70-goal seasons. Hull scores his 70th goal in a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota North Stars, joining Wayne Gretzky, who accomplished the feat twice.

1992 Mike Gartner of the New York Rangers gets his 500th career assist in a 7-1 rout of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Gartner becomes the first NHL player to record his 500th assist, 500th goal, 1,000th point and play in his 1,000th game all in the same season.

1995 Utah's Tom Chambers scores 15 points in a 105-83 win over the Los Angeles Clippers to become the 20th player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points.

1997 The Chicago Cubs set the mark for worst start in National League history, extending their losing streak to 12 with a 4-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies. Chicago breaks the overall NL record of 0-11 by the 1884 Detroit Wolverines.

2001 Lee Bong-ju of South Korea wins the 105th Boston Marathon, snapping a 10-year victory streak for Kenya. Catherine Ndereba wins the women's race to make sure the Kenyans aren't shut out.

2003 The Anaheim Mighty Ducks beat the Detroit Red Wings in a 3-2 overtime victory, making the Red Wings the first defending Stanley Cup winner in 51 years to be swept the following season in a four-game opening series.

2005 Phoenix's 116-98 victory over Sacramento ties the Suns with the 1979-80 Boston Celtics for the third-largest turnaround in league history at 32 games. The Suns' 29-53 record last season was the third worst in franchise history.

2007 Robert Cheruiyot of Kenya wins the Boston Marathon for the third time, defending his title with a time of 2:14:13. Russia's Lidiya Grigoryeva captures the women's race in 2:29:18.

2008 Jason Kidd gets the 100th triple-double of his career with 27 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds in Dallas' 111-98 victory over New Orleans.

2008 Golden State finishes the season at 48-34 after losing to Seattle 126-121. The Warriors have more wins than any team that failed to make the playoffs since the NBA expanded to the 16-team format in 1984. Houston held the previous mark of 45 wins in 2000-01.

2009 Martin Havlat's goal at 12 seconds of overtime in Chicago's 3-2 victory over Calgary matches the third-fastest overtime goal in NHL playoff history.

2012 Wesley Korir wins the Boston Marathon in a heat-slowed time of 2:12:40. Sharon Cherop wins the women's race to complete the Kenyan sweep, outsprinting fellow Kenyan Jemima Jelagat Sumgong to win in 2:31:50.

2013 Two bombs explode in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 270 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs. Earlier in the day, Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia wins the 117th edition of the marathon and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya wins the women's race.

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