The USS Maine explodes mysteriously in Havana Harbor, the teddy bear is born, President Franklin D. Roosevelt survives an assassination attempt, and Jeffrey Dahmer is found guilty, all on this day.
1972: Hockey player Jaromír Jágr, the most productive European-born player who has ever played in the NHL and one of the best players of all time, is born in Kladno, Czechoslovakia. Jágr was the fifth overall selection in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft and won consecutive Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992. He has won the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's leading point scorer five times and won a Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player in 1999. He is one of a small group of hockey players to have won the Stanley Cup (1991, 1992), the Ice Hockey World Championships (2005, 2010) and the Olympic gold medal in ice hockey (1998). He's seen here playing with for the Czech Republic in the 2010 Winter Olympics.
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