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 - Dennis Johnson
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2007: Basketball Hall of Fame guard Dennis Johnson, who won three NBA titles, dies of a heart attack at age 52 in Austin, Texas. Johnson led the Seattle SuperSonics to their only NBA championship in 1979, winning the NBA Finals MVP Award, and won two more with the Boston Celtics in 1984 and 1986.

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