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The 1960s

Dec. 14, 1969

Winners Again: Redskins defeat the New Orleans Saints 17-14 to ensure their first winning season since 1955. The victory also keeps Vince Lombardi's record of never having coached a losing NFL team intact.

Aug. 9, 1969

Marshall Dies: George Preston Marshall, founder of the Washington Redskins, dies at his home at the age of 72.

Feb. 7, 1969

Lombardi Hired: The unthinkable happened: Legendary head coach Vince Lombardi leaves Green Bay to become head coach of the Redskins.

Dec. 18, 1966

Record Breakers: Sonny Jurgensen sets NFL passing records for most attempts, completions and yards. Receivers Charley Taylor, Jerry Smith and Bobby Mitchell finish first, second and fourth in total receptions.

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Nov. 27, 1966

TD Jamboree: Redskins defeat the New York Giants 72-41. Final score set a record for most points ever in a NFL game.

Jan. 25, 1966

Graham Era: Redskins appoint legendary Cleveland Browns quarterback Otto Graham as head coach and general manager.

Nov. 28, 1965

Record Rally: Sonny Jurgensen sparks greatest comeback in Redskins history. Down 21-0, Redskins win 34-31 over the Dallas Cowboys as Jurgensen passes for more than 400 yards and throws three touchdown passes.

Career Stats Leaders

Nov. 27, 1966

TD Jamboree: Redskins defeat the New York Giants 72-41. Final score set a record for most points ever in a NFL game.

Jan. 25, 1966

Graham Era: Redskins appoint legendary Cleveland Browns quarterback Otto Graham as head coach and general manager.

Nov. 28, 1965

Record Rally: Sonny Jurgensen sparks greatest comeback in Redskins history. Down 21-0, Redskins win 34-31 over the Dallas Cowboys as Jurgensen passes for more than 400 yards and throws three touchdown passes.

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Oct. 11, 1964

'Sonny' Day: Sonny Jurgensen out-duels Norm Snead by throwing for four touchdowns against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first meeting of the traded quarterbacks. Redskins win, 35-20.

April 1964

Sonny & Sam: Redskins stun NFL by trading quarterback Norm Snead to the Philadelphia Eagles for Sonny Jurgensen. Later, they ship Dick James to the New York Giants for linebacker Sam Huff.

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July 1963

Carlisle Welcome: Redskins move training camp to Carlisle, Pa.

Feb. 1962

Mitchell Arrives: Redskins trade 1961 first-round draft pick Ernie Davis to Cleveland for running back Bobby Mitchell, the first African American player in team history and one of the Redskins' enduring stars. Mitchell was switched to flanker and thrived at that position for the next seven seasons.

Draft History

Dec. 17, 1961

Four-of-a-Kind: Dick James scores four touchdowns to set the Redskins' single-game scoring record during a 34-24 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Oct. 1, 1961

Home Debut: First game in new D.C. Stadium draws 37,767. Redskins fail to hold a 21-7 lead and lose to the New York Giants 24-21.

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