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    In 1979, Indiana State, led by Larry Bird, advances to the NCAA Championship game by squeezing past DePaul 76-74. Bird has 35 points, 16 rebounds and 9 assists.

      In 1965, America’s first two-person space mission took place as Gemini 3 blasted off with astronauts Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom and John W. Young aboard for a nearly 5-hour flight.

        Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Brett Young, Chaka Khan, John Humphrey, Kyrie Irving, Melissa Errico, Perez Hilton, Reggie Watts and Richard Grieco. 

          In 1994, Wayne Gretzky scores his 802nd goal, passing Gordie Howe as the greatest goal-scorer in NHL history. See other notable sports events on this day:

            Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Alex Padilla, Bob Costas, Constance Wu, George Benson, James Patterson, Keegan-Michael Key, Reese Witherspoon and William Shatner. 

              In 1997, Tara Lipinski, at age 14 years and 10 months, became the youngest ladies’ world figure skating champion in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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