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1945- Maurice “Rocket” Richard becomes the first player in NHL history to score 50 goals in a season, netting the milestone in the final game of the year.

1953 – Led by Don Schlundt scoring 30 points, Indiana beats Kansas 69-68 to win the NCAA men’s basketball national championship.

1953 – The Boston Braves move to Milwaukee.

1972 – The Cornell Men’s College hockey team is shut out for the first time in 225 games.

1981 – The Buffalo Sabres score an NHL record nine goals in a single period.

1990 – Loyola Marymount beats Michigan 149-115 in the highest-scoring NCAA tournament game ever.

1993 – Santa Clara beats Arizona 64-61 to become just the second ever #15 seed to beat a #2 seed in the opening round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

1995 – Michael Jordan ends his 17-month retirement from the NBA, famously faxing multiple news outlets with a two-word statement: “I’m back.”

2001 – Reggie Miller becomes the first player in NBA history to hit 2,000 career three-pointers.

2008 – The Houston Rockets streak of 22 straight wins comes to an end as they lose to the Boston Celtics.

2009 – New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur breaks Patrick Roy’s NHL record for most career wins by a goalie, picking up career victory #552.

2014 – The New York Knicks hire Phil Jackson as president of the franchise.

2019 – Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki passes Wilt Chamberlain for sixth place on the NBA’s career points list with 31,424 points.

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