On this day: September 20

POSTED: 10:42 PM Sep 19 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Sep 20 2013

Magellan sets sail, the first American-made, gas-powered car goes for a spin, Cal Ripken sits for the first time in 16 years, and the U.S. ends "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," all on this day.

OTD September 30 - Guy Lafleur
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1951: Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Guy Lafleur, the first NHL player to score 50 goals and 100 points in six straight seasons, is born in Thurso, Quebec, Canada. Lafleur played 14 seasons for the Montreal Canadiens starting in 1971, serving as a cornerstone of five Stanley Cup championship teams. After a rebuffed trade request, he retired in 1985 but returned after his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame to play a season for the New York Rangers in 1988-89 and two more with the Quebec Nordiques from 1989 to 1991 before retiring for good. He's seen here in 2009, speaking at a ceremony to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Canadiens hockey club in Montreal.


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