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Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in Philadelphia Warriors’ game against New York Knicks – Chicago Tribune

Today is Saturday, March 2nd, the 62nd day of 2024. There are 304 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain broke the NBA record by scoring 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a game against the New York Knicks. Philadelphia won the game 169-147.

On this date:

The state of Texas, which left the Union in 1861, was admitted to the Confederacy.

In 1877, Republican Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the winner of the 1876 presidential election over Democrat Samuel J. Tilden, although Tilden had won the popular vote.

Actor, producer, director and bandleader Desi Arnaz was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1917.

In 1932, the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which moved the president’s inauguration from March 4 to January 20, was passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification.

In 1939, John Ford’s classic Western, “Stagecoach,” starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne, opened in New York.

In 1943, World War II. The three-day Battle of the Bismarck Sea began in the southwestern Pacific during World War II; US and Australian warplanes were able to inflict heavy damage on an Imperial Japanese convoy.

In 1955, nine months before Rosa Parks’ famous act of defiance, Claudette Colvin, a black high school student in Montgomery, Alabama, was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on a public bus.

In 1985, the government approved an AIDS screening test that detects antibodies to the virus and allows possibly contaminated blood to be removed from the blood supply.

In 1989, representatives from 12 European Community countries agreed to ban all production of CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons), synthetic compounds blamed for destroying the Earth’s ozone layer, by the end of the 20th century.

In 1990, more than 6,000 drivers went on strike against Greyhound Lines Inc. (The company later declared negotiations at an impasse and fired the strikers.)

In 1995, the Internet search engine website Yahoo! Founded by founders Jerry Yang and David Filo.

In 2011, the Supreme Court ruled in an 8-1 decision that a father grieving over mocking protests at his sailor son’s funeral must submit to First Amendment protections of free speech in a ruling in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas.

Approximately 40 people died in tornadoes that hit Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio in 2012.

At a 2018 funeral in Charlotte, North Carolina, before an invitation-only crowd of about 2,000, the Rev. Billy Graham’s children remembered “America’s Pastor” as a man who devoted his life to spreading the Gospel and lived his life in America. While he’s preaching it in stadiums, he’s at home.

Bunny Wailer, the last surviving founding member of legendary reggae band The Wailers, died in 2021 in his native Jamaica at the age of 73.

Autherine Lucy Foster, the first black student to enroll at the University of Alabama in 2022, has died at the age of 92.

Today’s birthdays: Actor John Cullum 94. Actor Barbara Luna 85. Author John Irving 82. Actor Cassie Yates 73. Actor, comedian Laraine Newman (Saturday Night Live) 72. Former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis. , 71. Former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar 69. Singer Jay Osmond 69. Pop musician John Cowsill (The Cowsills) 68. Former tennis player Kevin Curren 66. Country singer Larry Stewart (Restless Heart) 65. Rock singer Jon Bon Jovi 62, Blues singer -musician Alvin Youngblood Hart is 61, Actor Daniel Craig is 56, Actor Richard Ruccolo is 52, Rock singer Chris Martin (Coldplay) is 47, Actor Heather McComb is 47, Actor Rebel Wilson is 44 years old. Actor Bryce Dallas Howard is 43, Former NFL quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is 42, Actor Robert Iler is 39, Actor Nathalie Emmanuel is 35, Country singer Luke Combs is 34, Singer-rapper-actor Becky G is 27.

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