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John’s Believe It Or Not… February 7th

Fioravanti stands in front of the classroom blackboard with his hands on his hips. Picture was taken in August, 2006.

It’s Terrific Tuesday! Did you know…

  • Darryl Sittler, captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs, sets the NHL single-game scoring record of 6 goals and 4 assists in 1976. The record still stands.
  • Lennox Lewis knocks out Oliver McCall in Las Vegas, Nevada to become WBC Heavyweight Champion in 1997.
  • Pete Maravich, basketball star of Louisiana State University, scores 69 points against Alabama in 1970. The record stood for 21 years.
  • Beatles arrive in New York in 1964 – the vanguard of the “British Invasion”.
  • Bruce McCandless becomes the first ‘human satellite’ as he orbits the Earth alongside the shuttle Challenger using a rocket pack he designed – 1984.

Look who was born on this day…

  • Charles Dickens in 1812
  • Garth Brooks in 1962
  • Ashton Kutcher in 1978

Author: John Fioravanti

I'm a retired History teacher (35 years), husband, father of three, grandfather of three. My wife, Anne, and I became business partners in December 2013 and launched our own publishing company, Fiora Books (, to publish my books. We have been married since 1973 and hope our joint business venture will be as successful as our marriage.

7 thoughts on “John’s Believe It Or Not… February 7th”

    1. Thanks, John – it ties into my interest in History, so I enjoy doing it. This series will be posted daily. I hope others will like it too. Wish I could find a historic reference to Zamboni Jousting…😊

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