The Sun Remembers: Oct. 27-Nov. 2

Oct. 28, 2006: Delaware's Joe Flacco passes for four touchdowns, but Towson's Sean Schaefer throws for five as the visiting Tigers (6-2) upend the Blue Hens, 49-35.

Nov. 2, 1982: Oakland Mills' girls soccer team ends rival Wilde Lake's 58-game winning streak, 3-1. Theresa O'Donnell scores twice in the hard-fought contest in which six players are injured.

Oct. 28, 1978: John Manns, 16, a junior at Mergenthaler, becomes the first Maryland high school football player to die from injuries received during a game. Manns suffers cervical spinal cord injuries and a broken vertebra while making a tackle on a kickoff in Mervo's 22-20 victory over Northern. He dies the next morning.

Oct. 30, 1968: Bullets fans storm the Civic Center court and players leap into one another's arms as Baltimore nips the San Francisco Warriors, 112-110, in overtime. Trailing by five points with 9 seconds left in regulation, the Bullets tie it on Gus Johnson's fall-away jump shot and win the game on Earl Monroe's long jumper with 4 seconds remaining in OT.

Oct. 30, 1960: Kicking into a 30 mph wind against Dallas in the Cotton Bowl, the Colts' Steve Myhra sees his kickoff go straight up before curving backward and landing on the Colts 28-yard line, where the Cowboys take possession. Baltimore wins the game, 45-7.

Oct. 30, 1941: Recovering from a broken nose, Gilman fullback George Franke scores three touchdowns and intercepts two passes to lead his undefeated team to an 18-7 victory over visiting Mount St. Joseph.

Oct. 27, 1923: An announced football crowd of 45,000 sees Navy and Princeton battle to a 3-3 tie at Municipal Stadium. Afterward, Baltimore Mayor Howard Jackson hosts a banquet for the Navy team at the Hotel Emerson, followed by dancing and a musical comedy, "The Lady In Ermine," at The Auditorium.

Nov. 3, 1906: Baltimore's Joe Gans, the first black American-born boxing champion, defends his world lightweight title in a 42-round bout against Oscar "Battling" Nelson in Goldfield, Nev. Gans, who suffers a broken right hand in the 33rd round, wins when Nelson is disqualified for hitting below the belt.


Oct. 28, 1981: Outfielder Nate McLouth, who led the Orioles this season with a career-high 30 steals.

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