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  Friday, 30 August, 2002, 22:57 GMT 23:57 UK
Happened on this day - 31 August
On this day in history
1895: The first game of American football was played, with Latrobe and Jeanette meeting in Pennsylvania.

1968: Cricketing history was made in Swansea when Gary Sobers became the first man to score six sixes off one over.

1969: Former world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano died in a plane crash one day short of his 46th birthday.

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