Historical Events for 5th February 2024

1576 – Henry of Navarre (later Henry IV of France) abjures Catholicism at Tours
1943 – Jake LaMotta defeats future multi-weight world boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson by unanimous points decision in Detroit in the 2nd of their 6 meetings; his only win of their rivalry; Robinson’s first loss in his first 40 pro bouts
1945 – Big Racket becomes fastest race horse at 69t.6 kph (440 yd/20.8 s)
1972 – Two IRA members are killed when a bomb they were planting exploded prematurely
1978 – Fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws blindfolded
1986 – Corazon Aquino and Ferdinand Marcos appear on “Nightline”
1991 – All American Bowl ends after 14 years
2006 – Super Bowl XL, Ford Field, Detroit, MI: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Seattle Seahawks, 21-10; MVP: Hines Ward, Pittsburgh, WR
2016 – Computer hackers try to steal 1 billion from Federal Reserve Bank of New York using Bangladesh banking codes, steal 81 million before a typo alerts authorities
2018 – A share market sell off starts on Wall Street with Dow Jones sinking 4.6%, spreads around the globe

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