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Jan. 18, 1985: The Skipjacks defeat the Americans, 4-3, in Rochester in a brawl-filled American Hockey League game in which eight players — four from each team — are ejected and 191 penalty minutes are meted out.

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Jan. 15, 1965: Towson State wins its first Mason-Dixon Conference basketball game in four years, 81-75 over the University of Baltimore. Two late baskets by guard Maceo Dailey clinch the victory at UB.

Jan. 20, 1956: In a celebrity basketball game for The Cancer Fund, the Colts and the Baseball All-Stars play to a 55-55 tie at the Coliseum. Linebacker Bill Pellington leads the Colts with 12 points and Al Kaline (Southern-Baltimore), Detroit Tigers outfielder and American League batting champion, scores 10 for the All-Stars.

Jan. 15, 1949: The Navy wrestling team wins its 48th straight dual meet, 28-5 over visiting North Carolina State. The Midshipmen's Chuck DiBenedetto scores a spectacular pin at 165 pounds, The Sun reports: "DiBenedetto, on his knees with his arms around his opponent's neck, had the loser upside down on his shoulders, his feet waving in the air."

Jan. 18, 1934: Maryland's boxing team defeats Richmond, 6-2, in College Park. The Terps' Ivan Nedomatzky knocks his opponent at 135 pounds through the ropes in 45 seconds for a TKO.

Jan. 16, 1929: In a heavy rain, Navy defeats New York University, 36-30 in a basketball game that starts at the academy's armory, whose roof leaks, and ends in another gym on campus.

Jan. 20, 1919: Loyola routs McDonogh, 66-12, in basketball on the losers' court as center Frankie Holew scores 44 points, a school record.

Birthday

Jan. 19, 1978: Sprinter Bernard Williams (Carver), two-time Olympic medalist who won a gold in the 4x100-meter relay at the 2000 Sydney Games and the silver at 200 meters four years later in Athens.

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