2009: Twelve people are hospitalized when the roof of the Dallas Cowboys' indoor practice facility collapses during a rookie minicamp practice. Upwards of 70 individuals are inside the bubble when the roof comes down. Scouting assistant Rich Behm, 33, is paralyzed from the waist down after his spine is severed; special teams coach Joe DeCamillis, 43, suffers a fracture of one of his cervical vertebrae; and assistant athletic trainer Greg Gaither, 35, sustains a fractured tibia and fibula.
2009: With the Boston Celtics leading the Chicago Bulls 89-83 with 5:44 remaining in the fourth quarter of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, the official scorer adds a point to Chicago’s point total—during a timeout, several hours after the field goal in question. The public address announcer explains that a first-half three-pointer by Bulls guard Ben Gordon had been incorrectly scored a two-point field goal, attributing the mistake to a “technical error.” The Celtics go on to win the game anyway, 109-99.
2009: During the third round of the Quail Hollow Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, professional golfer Jason Dufner sails a tee shot into the gallery, only to have the ball come to rest in the lap of Miranda Cooper, 18, of Shelby, North Carolina. When Dufner reaches his ball he finds the embarrassed teen with her face in her hands, trying to remain motionless in an effort to keep from moving his ball, which she is precariously perched between her tightly closed legs. “You’ve got to play it where it lays,” quips PGA Tour rules official Tony Wallin, a smile spreading across his face. Ultimately, Cooper gets up from her folding chair, and Dufner is allowed to drop the ball without penalty.
1985: New York-based brokerage company E.F. Hutton pleads guilty to charges that it executed a multi-billion dollar check-writing swindle.
1974: Former vice-president of the United States, Spiro T. Agnew, is disbarred by the Maryland Court of Appeals.