The Yankee Datebook
1904. L Street Brownies take their first plunge into the frigid waters of South Boston’s Dorchester Bay, beginning a tradition that still continues.
Women ski and ride Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, Vermont, all day for just $39. Also Jan. 9, 16, and 30. 800-786-5366, 802-228-4041; okemo.com
1920. Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sells Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees.
1643. First divorce granted in the American Colonies.
1994. Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan of Stoneham, Massachusetts, is attacked by a club-wielding assailant at a practice session for the Olympic trials.
NFL playoffs begin. We trust that the Patriots will be fixing us to our seats all the way to the Super Bowl.
The slopes are free this week for kids 12 and under at Sunday River in Newry, Maine. 207-824-3000; sundayriver.com