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Feb. 11

1878 — The Bos­ton Bi­cy­cle Club, the first bi­cy­cle club in the United States, is formed. 1949 — Wil­lie Pep be­comes the first boxer in the his­tory of the 126-pound class to re­gain a lost cham­pi­onship with a 15-round unan­i­mous de­ci­sion over Sandy Sad­dler at Madi­son Square Gar­den. 1950 — Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings scores three goals for his first NHL hat trick. Howe also has two as­sists in the 9-4 vic­tory over the Bos­ton Bru­ins.

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