Archie Griffin Wins Second Heisman
Archie Griffin Win Second Heisman
1975 – Archie Griffin, running back for Ohio State University becomes the first player in history to win the Heisman Trophy two years in a row. In 1974, Griffin became only the fifth player in history to win the Heisman trophy, annual awarded to the most outstanding player in college football. He followed up by winning the award as a senior after amassing an NCAA record-breaking 5,177 career rushing yards and leading the Buckeyes to a record of 29-1-1. Griffin’s number 45 jersey was the first ever retired by Ohio State. He would later spend seven years playing in the National Football League.
1972 – The Temptations earn their four chart-topping hit when “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone” reaches #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The legendary Motown group had previously hit number one with “My Girl” in 1964, “I Can’t Get Next to You” in 1969 and “Just My Imagination” in 1971.
1859 – Abolitionist John Brown Hanged. Brown had set out to take over the Federal arsenals of weapons in Harper’s Ferry, in what is now the state of West Virginia. The plan was to launch an armed fight against the bastions of slavery and during the siege a number of people were killed. The plan failed when the raiders allowed a Baltimore-bound train to pass through. The train’s passengers alerted local authorities who sent in local militias from Maryland and Virginia. Brown was sentenced to death on November 2, 1859 and was hanged on December 12th after declaring “The crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood.”