1924: The Bruins are born! Grocery magnate Charles F. Adams, owner of First National Stores, is given the first American-based team in the NHL. He developed an interest in hockey after watching the 1924 Stanley Cup Finals and persuaded the league to give him a Boston franchise, awarded Nov. 1, 1924.
1970 Goaltender Gerry Cheevers made 30 saves to record his 12th career shutout when the Bruins won 5-0 over the Minnesota North Stars, at Boston Garden. The North Stars' Cesare Maniago had 54 saves in the losing effort.
2000 Boston Bruins General Manager Harry Sinden stepped down from his position and named Assistant G.M. Mike O'Connell as his replacement. Sinden had been the Bruins' GM since Oct 1972.
1955 Former NHL defenseman Doug Halward born in Toronto, Ont. Halward played in the NHL 1975-76 through 1988-89 with Boston, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Detroit and Edmonton.