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February 4, 2014
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February 4
1932 Lake Placid, New York was the site of the first United States Winter Olympic Games.
1960 For the second election in a row, no one got enough votes for induction to baseball's Hall of Fame.
1969 Bowie Kuhn was named baseball commissioner.
1994 Don Rothfuss won seven straight races at Buffalo Raceway in New York.
2003 The Detroit Lions named Steve Mariucci head coach.
2003 Washington Capitals winger Jaromir Jagr registered a natural hat trick and recorded his 500th career goal, as the Capitals had a 5-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
2003 New York Knicks Latrell Sprewell made all nine of his three- point shots, setting an NBA record for most three-pointers made in a game without a miss. The Knicks defeated the Clippers, 105-92.
2005 German heavyweight boxer and former world champion Max Schmeling died at the age of 99. Schmeling had a career record of 56-10-4 with 39 knockouts.
2006 Troy Aikman, a Super Bowl-winning quarterback with the Dallas Cowboys, and Reggie White, a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, headlined the list of six new members elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Former New York Giants linebacker Harry Carson, Oakland Raiders head coach John Madden, quarterback Warren Moon and Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Rayfield Wright were also selected.
2007 The Indianapolis Colts won Super Bowl XLI - 29-17 over the Chicago Bears.
2008 Texas Tech head coach Bob Knight, the winningest coach in the history of Division I men's basketball, resigned.
2009 Interim head coach Tom Cable became the permanent head coach of the Oakland Raiders.
2010 The Los Angeles Clippers fired head coach Mike Dunleavy.
2011 New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte announced his retirement.
2012 Curtis Martin, Dermontti Dawson, Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy, Willie Roaf and Jack Butler were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
2013 The Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII, 34-31, over the San Francisco 49ers. QB Joe Flacco was named the MVP. The game will also be remembered for a 34-minute power outage two minutes into the second half.
2013 Phil Mickelson won the Phoenix Open by four shots.

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