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October 24
1857 The Sheffield Football Club of England was formed. It was recognized as the oldest soccer club in history.
1903 Lou Dillon became the first trotter to go a mile in under 2:00, trotting 1:58? at Memphis, Tennessee.
1943 Green Bay intercepted an amazing nine passes, as the Packers defeated the Detroit Lions, 27-6. Lions QB Frank Sinkwich was responsible for seven of those interceptions.
1970 Greece's Christos Papanikolaou pole vaulted 18' 1/4" in Athens and became the first pole vaulter to break the 18-foot barrier.
1972 Baseball legend Jackie Robinson, who shattered the color barrier, died at the age of 53.
1976 Minnesota's Chuck Foreman rushed for 200 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns to lead the Vikings over the Philadelphia Eagles, 31-12.
1979 San Diego's Dan Fouts established an NFL record with his fourth straight 300-yard game, but the Chargers lost to the Oakland Raiders, 45-22.
1989 JJ's Diamond, driven by Roger Mayotte, set the world record for three- year-old geldings trotting on a five-eighths of a mile track by winning in 1:57 at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ontario.
1992 The Toronto Blue Jays won their first-ever World Series, defeating defeated the Atlanta Braves in six games.
1996 Tennis star Gabriela Sabatini announced her retirement from the WTA Tour.
1998 Ricky Williams (428 pts) became the leading scorer in NCAA Division I history, scoring two TDs, as Texas rallied to beat Baylor, 30-20.
1998 Emporia's RB Brian Shay rushed for 213 yards and four second-half TDs en route to a 56-24 victory of Central Missouri State.
2003 Pat Riley stepped down as head coach of the Miami Heat. Stan Van Gundy took over as the head coach.
2003 The Chicago Blackhawks fired general manager Mike Smith.
2005 St. Louis Rams head coach Mike Martz would miss the remainder of the season after being evaluated by his physician and being ruled medically unable to continue his duties.
2006 Major League Baseball and the players union announced a new record five-year collective bargaining agreement, keeping labor peace through the 2011 season.
2008 Leading female thoroughbred Zenyatta finished off a perfect year with a convincing victory in the $2 million Ladies' Classic at Santa Anita.
2010 The Oakland Raiders put up the most points in franchise history during a 59-14 rout of the Denver Broncos at Invesco Field.
2012 The New York Islanders agreed to move to Brooklyn's Barclays Center in 2015.
2012 The Columbus Blue Jackets named John Davidson as the club's president of hockey operations.
2013 The American Athletic Conference announced the creation of the Miami Beach Bowl, that will begin playing during the 2014 season.
Birthdays Yelberton Abraham Tittle (Y.A.) (1926) - NFL player; Corey Dillon (1974) - NFL running back.
As of October 23, 2014, at 06:00 PM ET