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This Day in Sports History — December 7

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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on December 7:

1937 —The Boston Red Sox acquired the contract of Ted Williams, 19, from San Diego of the Pacific Coast League. (More info.)

1963 — CBS debuted instant replay in the Army-Navy game.  (More info.)

1963 — Kansas beat the University of Cincinnati, 51-47, and snapped the Bearcats’ 90-game homecourt winning-streak at Armory Fieldhouse. (More info.)

1985 — Bo Jackson of Auburn beat Chuck Long of Iowa by 45 votes in the then-closest vote in Hesiman Trophy history. Only Mark Ingram’s 28-point win over Toby Gerhart in 2009 was closer. (More info.)

1991 — American skier A.J. Kitt won the first men’s downhill of the 1991-92 World Cup season in France and broke a seven-year U.S. drought in men’s World Cup downhill skiing. (More info.)

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