Wilt Chamberlain Scores 100 Points
1807 – Congress bans the slave trade
Congress banned the slave trade, prohibiting “the importation of slaves into the United States or the territories thereof” after January 1, 1808.
Howard University established. Also founded or chartered in 1867 were Talladege College, Morgan State University, Johnson C. Smith College, and St. Augustine’s College.
1943 – Jazz artist George Benson born
George Benson, jazz guitarist, protege and student of guitarist extraordinaire Chet Atkins, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Among Benson’s hits are “Breezin,” “Masquerade,” “The Greatest Love of All,” and “Love X Love.”
1962 – Wilt Chamberlain set the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association (NBA), scoring 100 points in the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169–147 win over the New York Knicks. The game took place at the Hershey Sports Arena in Hershey Pennsylvania on March 2, 1962. Considered pro basketball’s monumental achievement, no video of the game exists.