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1894 — Philadel­phia Phillies’ Billy Hamil­ton steals 7 bases.

1895 — First pro foot­ball game (quar­ter­back John Bral­lier is paid $10 and won 12-0).

1900 — Brook­lyn Dodgers’ pitcher Brick­yard Kennedy walks six straight Philadel­phia Phillies’ play­ers.

1934 — In the first foot­ball all-star game, Chicago Bears tie col­le­gians 0-0 in Chicago.

1950 — Brook­lyn Dodgers’ Gil Hodges hits four home runs and a sin­gle in a game ver­sus Bos­ton Braves.

1972 — Olga Kor­but, USSR, wins Olympic gold medal in gym­nas­tics.

1983 — Ed­win Moses of USA sets the 400 m hur­dle record (47.02) in Koblenz.

1984 — Pin­klin Thomas de­feats Tim Wither­spoon for the WBC heavy­weight ti­tle. 1985 — Prakas sets trot­ting mile record of 1:53.4 at Du Quoin, Illi­nois.

1987 — Cur­tis Strange sets golf’s earn­ing for the year record at $697,385 US.

1996 — The Big 12 Con­fer­ence is in­au­gu­rated with a foot­ball game be­tween Kansas State Univer­sity and Texas Tech Univer­sity in Man­hat­tan, Kansas.

Gil Hodges, the eight-time All-Star, three-time World Se­ries win­ner and three-time Gold Glove win­ner at first base, hit four home runs in a sin­gle game, 67 years ago to­day.

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