The 2007 Appalachian State vs. Michigan football game was a regular
season college football game between the Appalachian State Mountaineers
and Michigan Wolverines. The Wolverines were ranked No. 5 in the upper-
tier Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), while the Mountaineers were ranked
No. 1 in the second-tier Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), of
which they were the defending champions. Games between FBS and FCS teams
typically result in lopsided victories for the FBS team, and the game
was not expected to be an exception. However, in an upset hailed as one
of the greatest in college football history, the Mountaineers won
34–32 (scoreboard pictured), blocking a potentially game-winning field
goal attempt by Michigan in the waning seconds to secure their win. The
Mountaineers became the first FCS team to defeat a ranked FBS team,
while the Wolverines became the first top-five team to drop out of the
polls as the result of a single game. The game received a large amount
of coverage in American sports media, and both teams went on to have
successful seasons, with Appalachian State winning the FCS championship
and Michigan winning a bowl game.
Today's selected anniversaries:
Ottoman–Hungarian Wars: Louis II, the last Jagiellonian king
of Hungary and Bohemia, died after his army was defeated by Ottoman
forces led by Suleiman the Magnificent at the Battle of Mohács.
Michael Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction, leading
to the formation of Faraday's law of induction.
Gottlieb Daimler patented the world's first internal combustion
motorcycle, the Reitwagen.
The last 36 residents of St Kilda, Scotland, now a UNESCO World
Heritage Site for its natural and cultural qualities, voluntarily
evacuated to Morvern.
Followers of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh deliberately contaminated
salad bars in The Dalles, Oregon with salmonella, the first and single
largest bioterrorist attack in United States history.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(Wicca) Naked outdoors.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
There is reason to think, that, if men were better instructed
themselves, they would be less imposing on others.