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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 9/5

1906 – St. Louis University quarterback Bradbury Robinson throws the first legal forward pass in American football history, throwing a touchdown to Jack Schneider in a game against Carroll College.

1921 – Walter Johnson becomes MLB’s all-time strikeout leader with 2,287 career K’s.

1972 – 11 Israeli athletes are taken hostage and later killed by a Palestinian terrorist group at the Munich Olympics.

1989 – Chris Evert’s legendary tennis career comes to an end with a loss in the quarterfinals of the US Open. Evert finishes with a career record of 1,304-145 and 18 Grand Slam titles.

1994 – Jerry Rice becomes the NFL’s career touchdown leader after finding the end zone for the 127th time.

 

1995 – Cal Ripken Jr. ties Lou Gehrig’s record of playing in 2,130 consecutive games.

1997 – Athens, Greece is selected to host the 2004 Summer Olympics.

2013 – Peyton Manning, then with the Broncos, ties and NFL record by throwing seven touchdown passes in a game.

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