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On this day: February 22

Published On: Feb 21 2013 10:56:47 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 22 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

The pilgrims get their first taste of popcorn, George Washington is born, Elvis hits the charts for the first time, and Team USA pulls off a "Miracle on Ice," all on this day.

OTD February 22 - Julius Erving
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1950: Hall of Fame basketball player Julius Erving, the high-flying player known as Dr. J who won ABA championships with the Virginia Squires and New York Nets and an NBA title with the Philadelphia 76ers, is born in Nassau County, N.Y.

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