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JOAKIM NOAH

On February 25, 1985: Basketball player Joakim Noah was born in New York City. Noah played basketball for the University of Florida, where he won back-to-back championships in 2006 and 2007. Today, he plays center for the Chicago Bulls and is a two-time NBA All-Star and the 2014 NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

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FIRST TELEVISED HOCKEY GAME

On February 25, 1940: The first televised ice hockey game was aired on W2XBS-TV in the United States. The game between the New York Rangers and the Montreal Canadeins was broadcast from Madison Square Garden. The Rangers won 6-2.

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OH! CALCUTTA!

On February 25, 1971: The Broadway play, Oh! Calcutta! opened at Belasco Theater for 1,316 performances. The play was directed by Jacques Levy and choreographed by Margo Sappington. A revival opened on Broadway in 1976, and closed after 5,959 performances, making it the seventh longest-running show and longest-running revue in Broadway history.

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