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This Day in Sports History


1960 – With a goal and an assist in a win over the Blackhawks, Gordie Howe becomes the NHL’s all-time leading scorer with 947 career points.

1966 – Chicago is granted an NBA expansion franchise, its third franchise up to this point. 

1966 – Bobby Hull becomes the first player in Blackhawks history to score 300 career goals.

1970 – Curt Flood files a lawsuit challenging baseball’s reserve clause. The suit would eventually pave the way for free agency.

1972 – The Cowboys beat the Dolphins 24-3 to win Super Bowl VI. Dallas QB Roger Staubach is named the game’s MVP.

1988 – The NFL’s St. Louis Cardinals announce they are moving to Phoenix.

2019 – Steph Curry becomes the first player in NBA history to hit eight or more three-pointers in three consecutive games.

2019 – James Harden becomes the first player since Wilt Chamberlain in 1962 to score 55 or more points in back to back nights. 

2020 – Carlos Beltran is let go as manager of the Mets before he manages a single game due to the fallout of the Astros cheating scandal. Beltran was a player on the Astros when the cheating occurred.

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