Friday, November 6, 2009

November 6

November 6, 1948: The Rochester Royals, in their first home game after joining the Basketball Association of American (which would later become the National Basketball Association or NBA), defeat the Indianapolis Jets. In 1957, the Royals would move to Cincinnati and then to Kansas City in 1972, changing their name to the Kings. The Kings finally ending up in Sacramento in 1985.

Sources and Further Reading:
  1. Basketball Team Scores
  2. Wikipedia: Sacramento Kings 
November 6, 1829: Sam Patch successfully jumps 100 feet over Rochester's High Falls. One week later, he died making a second attempt.

Sources and Further Reading:
  1. Wikipedia: Sam Patch
  2. Rochester History (1991), vol 53, no 3, pg 9-10

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