On this day: January 25

POSTED: 11:01 AM PST Jan 24, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 24, 2016 

The Winter Olympics are born, the Battle of the Bulge comes to an end, Charles Manson is found guilty, the Iran hostages arrive home, and Egypt begins rising up, all on this day.

OTD January 25 - Chris Chelios
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1962: Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Chris Chelios is born in Evergreen Park, Illinois. He played 26 seasons in the NHL, mostly for the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings, before retiring after seven games with the Atlanta Thrashers in 2010. An 11-time All-Star, he won a Stanley Cup title with Montreal in 1986 and added two more championships with Detroit in 2002 and 2008. He also won a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics (the second of three times he served as captain for Team Canada). He currently holds the record for most games played in the NHL by a defenseman, is fifth overall with 1,651 games played, and is tied with Gordie Howe for most NHL seasons played.


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