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Sports Moments in History for week of March 1st


March 1st, 1949

  • Joe Louis retires while holding the Heavyweight Boxing Title.

March 2nd, 1962

  • Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in a basketball game.

March 3rd, 1875

  • The first ice hockey was recorded in Montréal, Quebec, Canada

March 4th, 1970

  • Jacksonville is the first college basketball team to average 100 or more points per game.

March 5th, 1985

  • Mike Bossy of the New York Islanders is the first NHL player to score 50 goals in 8 consecutive seasons.

March 6th, 1985

  • Mike Tyson makes his professional boxing debut. He knocks out Hector Mercedes in the first round in Albany, New York.

March 7th, 1857

  • Baseball decides that 9 innings is an official game and not 9 runs.

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