On this day: December 14

POSTED: 08:12 PM PST Dec 12, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 13, 2012 

George Washington dies, a spacecraft flies by Venus for the first time, Bob Dylan releases his first single, President George W. Bush ducks flying shoes, and tragedy hits Sandy Hook, all on this day.

OTD December 14 - Eric Dickerson
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1984: Eric Dickerson of the Los Angeles Rams runs for 98 yards against the San Francisco 49ers in the final game of the 1984 season to give him the single-season NFL rushing record of 2,105 yards. His total beat O.J. Simpson’s 1973 NFL season record of 2,003 yards and still stands today.

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