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  Thursday, 5 September, 2002, 23:19 GMT 00:19 UK
Happened on this day - 6 September
On this day in history
1998: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's BSkyB confirmed they were in talks to buy Manchester United, planning an estimated 600m bid to take a controlling interest at Old Trafford.

The move was eventually blocked by Government following a recommendation by the Monopolies and Mergers Commission.

1991: James Warring took only 24 seconds to knock out James Prichard in their world cruiserweight contest, which was the fastest KO in world boxing title fight history.

1990: England's first professional cricket captain Sir Leonard Hutton died at the age of 74.

1989: Frank Stapleton equalled Don Givens' Republic of Ireland goalscoring record when he netted his 19th goal, against West Germany.

1880: The Kennington Oval became the first cricket ground in England to host a Test match. England beat Australia by five wickets, with WG Grace scoring the first Test century on the ground.

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