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Posted on: Wednesday, February 10, 2010

On this date: 1968 Peggy Fleming wins women's Olympic figure skating gold medal


Associated Press

Feb. 10

1908 Tommy Burns knocks out Jack Palmer in the fourth round to defend his world heavyweight title in London.

1962 Jim Beatty becomes the first American to break the 4-minute mile indoors with a 3:58.9 in Los Angeles.

1968 Peggy Fleming wins the women's Olympic figure skating gold medal in Grenoble, France.

1969 LSU's Pete Maravich scores 66 points in a 110-94 loss to Tulane.

1971 Former first baseman Bill White becomes the first black announcer in Major Baseball League history, signing to join the New York Yankees' WPIX broadcast team.

1989 K.C. Jones of the Boston Celtics and Lenny Wilkens of the Cleveland Cavaliers are elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Also elected is William "Pop" Gates, who played during the game's barnstorming years in the 1930s and 1940s.

1991 Charles Barkley of the Philadelphia 76ers, playing with a stress fracture in his left foot, becomes the NBA All-Star MVP with 17 points and 22 rebounds after leading the East to a 116-114 victory.

1992 Bonnie Blair becomes the first woman to successfully defend an Olympic gold medal in 500-meter speedskating and the first American woman in any sport to win gold medals in consecutive Olympics.

1998 Picabo Street, Alpine skiing's comeback kid, overcomes a mistake about midway through her run and charges to an Olympic gold by 0.01 of a second in the women's super-G the games' first Alpine medal after three days of snow-related postponements.

2002 Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers scores 31 points the most in an NBA All-Star game since 1988 to lead the Western Conference to a 135-120 win over the East.

2003 Detroit's Brett Hull becomes the sixth NHL player to score 700 regular-season goals. Hull beats San Jose's Evgeni Nabokov with a wrist shot in a 5-4 win over the Sharks.

2007 San Diego's Nate Kaeding kicks a 21-yard field goal as time expires to cap another strong drive led by MVP Carson Palmer in the AFC's 31-28 victory over the NFC in the Pro Bowl.

2007 Jaromir Jagr has three assists in the New York Rangers' 5-2 win over Washington and becomes the 12th player in NHL history to score 1,500 points.

2008 Terrell Owens catches two touchdowns passes, including a 6-yarder from Tampa Bay's Jeff Garcia for the winning points in the NFC's 42-30 comeback victory over the AFC in the Pro Bowl. Adrian Peterson of Minnesota earns MVP honors by rushing for 129 yards and two scores for the NFC, which trailed 24-7.

2008 Susanna Kallur breaks the 18-year-old world record in the women's 60-meter indoor hurdles, finishing in 7.68 seconds at the Karlsruhe (Germany) International to lower by 0.01 the mark set Feb. 4, 1990, by Russia's Ludmila Narozhilenko who later changed her name to Ludmila Engquist.