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Last Updated: February 25, 2020

This Day in Sports History (2/23/2020 – 2/29/2020)

February 23rd, 1968

  • Wilt Chamberlain becomes the first player of the National Basketball Association to score 25,000 points throughout his career.

February 24th, 1980

  • The USA Men’s Olympic ice hockey team defeated Finland 4 to 2 to win the Olympic Gold Medal.

February 25th, 1989

  • Mike Tyson defeated Frank Bruno via TKO in five rounds to win the Heavyweight Boxing Title.

February 26th, 1935

  • The New York Yankees release Babe Ruth, and he signs with the Boston Braves.

February 27th, 1959

  • Bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics sets an NBA record with 28 assists against the Minneapolis Lakers.

February 28th, 1967

  • Wilt Chamberlain hits an NBA record 35 consecutive field goals.

February 29th, 1980

  • Gordie Howe becomes the first player in the Nation Hockey League to score 800 career goals.

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