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February 15, 2013
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February 15
1932 As a member of the four-man U.S. bobsled team, Eddie Eagen won a gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. He previously won a gold medal in boxing light heavyweight division at the 1920 Summer Games in Antwerp, Belgium.
1953 Tenly Albright became the first American woman to win the world figure skating championship.
1980 Wayne Gretzky tied an NHL record with seven assists and set an NHL rookie record with 96 points in the Edmonton Oilers 8-2 defeat of the Washington Capitals.
1985 Selena Lobell set the world record for female trotters on a five- eighths mile track by winning in 1:57.2 at Pompano Park in Florida.
1994 The Kentucky Wildcats made one of the biggest comebacks in college basketball history defeating LSU, 99-95. Kentucky trailed by 31 points with 15:30 left to play in the game.
1998 Dale Earnhardt won his 1st Daytona 500 Race.
2002 Canadian pairs skaters Jamie Sale and David Pelletier became co-gold medalists with Russian pair Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sukharulidze following controversy over judging marks.
2004 Dale Earnhardt Jr. captured the 2004 Daytona 500, crossing the finish line a scant 0.273 seconds ahead of Tony Stewart.
2004 San Antonio's Tim Duncan scored the go-ahead points with just 26.1 seconds remaining and finished with 14 points, 13 rebounds and five assists to lead the West over the East, 136-132, in the 53rd All-Star Game at the Staples Center.
2005 Donna Orender was named the new President of the WNBA.
2006 Michaela Dorfmeister of Austria captured the gold medal in the women's downhill at the Winter Olympics.
2006 Dale Begg-Smith of Australia won the gold medal in men's moguls.
2006 The Orlando Magic acquired forward Darko Milicic and guard Carlos Arroyo from the Detroit Pistons, in exchange for forward Kelvin Cato and a future first-round pick.
2009 The Pittsburgh Penguins fired head coach Michel Therrien and replaced him with Dan Bylsma, who was with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
2009 The West beat the East in the annual NBA All-Star Game. Former Teammates Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal shared MVP honors.
2009 Matt Kenseth won the rain-shortened Daytona 500.
2010 American Seth Wescott defended his Olympic title, overtaking Canada's Mike Robertson to win the gold medal in the sport of men's snowboard cross.
2010 China's Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo won the gold medal in pairs figure skating.

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