It Happened Today: Jeffrey Lurie Bought the Eagles, Lenny Dykstra and Darren Daulton Almost Died, and Some Guy in the Northeast Won the Lottery Twice

A look back at Philly history

Lenny Dykstra and Darren Daulton probably do not have fond memories of this day in 1991. After attending a party, Dykstra slammed his red Mercedes into two trees in Radnor Township. Daulton was in the passenger seat. Dykstra, whose blood alcohol level exceeded 0.10 percent, suffered three broken ribs, a broken right collarbone, a broken right cheekbone, a punctured a lung and his heart was bruised. He was placed on the DL for two months. Daulton fared slightly better, suffering from a broken left eye socket, a scratched left cornea and a heart bruise. He missed two weeks. It seems this is around the time things started to unravel for Dykstra, who recently was arrested for embezzlement.

In happier sports-related nostalgia, Jeffrey Lurie purchased the Philadelphia Eagles from then-owner Norman Braman for $195 million on May 6, 1994.

Other notable May 6th news: In 1988, a Northeast Philly man purchased a winning lottery ticket that would make him rich and famous. Robert E. Humphries became the first person to ever win the Pennsylvania lottery twice. In 2009, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control board unanimously approved Sugarhouse amidst plenty of community opposition.