2008: President Bush’s dog Barney, a black Scottish Terrier, bites Reuters White House correspondent Jonathan Decker as the reporter reaches down to pet him. The wound prompts White House physician Dr. Richard Tubb to treat Decker with antibiotics and a tetanus shot.
2008: Gaffe-prone Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, referring to Barack Obama, amiably calls the first African-American president-elect in United States history “young, handsome, and suntanned.”
2006: The Seattle Seahawks defeat the Oakland Raiders 16-0, making Oakland the first team to be shut out twice in one season on Monday Night Football.
2000: U.S. presidential candidate George W. Bush utters one of his most famous Bush-isms, telling a cheering crowd in Bentonville, Arkansas: “They misunderestimated me.” By this time reporters had already taken to calling Bush “the English patient.”
1995: Art Modell, owner of the NFL’s Cleveland Browns, announces plans to move the team to Baltimore. Cleveland is left without an NFL franchise until 1999 when the Browns are reborn as an expansion team.