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This Day in Sports History — December 3

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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on December 3:

1949 — Notre Dame beat Southern Methodist University, 27-20, at the Cotton Bowl for the national championship, stretching the Irish’s unbeaten streak to 38 games. (More info.)

1956 — Wilt Chamberlain scored a school-record 52 points in his first college basketball game for the University of Kansas, an 87-69 win over Northwestern at Lawrence, Kan. (More info.)

1982 – Tommy Hearns decisioned Wilfred Benitez in their fight in New Orleans and won the WBC welterweight championship. (More info.)

1994 — Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond retired from cycling at age 33 because of a condition resulting from lead still lodged in his chest from a 1987 hunting accident. (More info.)

1999 — American Tori Murden became the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean alone. (More info.)

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