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2014

Pistorius shoots and kills Steenkamp at his Pretoria home

Oscar Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp four times through the locked door of his toilet while she was staying in his home. According to Pistorius, he shot Steenkamp believing she was an intruder. Pistorius was arrested and charged with murder. Judge Masipa sentenced him to six years in prison for murder, despite there being a minimum sentence of 15 years in South Africa.

1977

Al Hill sets an NHL record by recording five points in his debut game

Al made his NHL debut for the Philadelphia Flyers and scored two goals and three assists in a 6-4 victory against the St. Louis Blues. Hill set the NHL record for most points in a debut, including scoring twice in the first period 0:36 and 11:33 against goaltender Yves Belanger.

1952

The VI Winter Olympic Games open in Oslo, Norway

The Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway attracted 694 athletes, 585 men, and 190 women, representing 30 countries, who participated in 4 sports and 22 events. Princess Ragnhild opened the Games, making it the 1st time Olympic Games had been declared open by a woman.

1951

Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta

Robinson won the undisputed World Middleweight title with a 13th round technical knockout. Robinson outboxed LaMotta for the first 10 rounds, then unleashed a series of savage combinations on LaMotta for three rounds, finally stopping the champion for the first time in their legendary six-bout series.

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