2011: The Cleveland Cavaliers post a 126-119 overtime win over the Los Angeles Clippers, ending their NBA-record 26-game losing streak. With the victory, the Cavs (9-45) also avoid setting a new record for the longest losing skid among the four major professional sports, finishing tied with the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
2006: U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney shoots and injures 78-year-old Harry Whittington—a millionaire lawyer from Austin, Texas—during a weekend quail hunting trip. Cheney—hunting without a valid license—turns to shoot a bird and sprays Whittington with shotgun pellets, hitting his victim in the face, neck and chest.
2004: Thirty-eight-year-old Javier Cruz—aka Pluto—is struck and killed by a parade float at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom while portraying the Disney character in the “Share a Dream Come True” parade.
2002: Russians Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze edge Canadians Jamie Sale and David Pelletier for the gold medal in the figure skating pairs competition of the 2002 Winter Olympics. The result brings allegations of bloc voting by Eastern European countries and questions about whether the outcome was pre-determined.
1960: Jack Paar, host of the Tonight Show, walks off the set with four minutes remaining on the live broadcast, protesting that censors cut a four minute joke from the previous night's show.