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Japan beats South Africa 34-32 in Brighton, England

Pool B of the 2015 Rugby World Cup began in September and was completed on 11 October 2015. The pool was composed of South Africa, Samoa, and Scotland – who all qualified automatically for the tournament due to finishing in the top three positions in their pools in 2011 – joined by the top Asian qualifier, Japan.

Aerovelo Eta becomes fastest human-powered bike in history

The vehicle, manned by bicyclist Todd Reichert, achieved speed of 139.45 kilometers per hour. The record attempt took place at the on a highway outside of Battle Mountain, Nevada. Aerovelo Eta had lightweight, low-profile aerodynamically designed shell. Same engineering team and same pilot also won a prize for human-powered helicopter in 2013.


Baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson is named 'Rookie of Year'

Robinson had an exceptional 10-year MLB career. He was the recipient of the inaugural MLB Rookie of the Year Award in 1947, was an All-Star for 6 consecutive seasons from 1949 through 1954, and won the National League Most Valuable Player Award in 1949, the first black player so honored.


Alexander Cartwright is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Alexander "Alick" Joy Cartwright Jr. was a founding member of the New York Knickerbockers Base Ball Club in the 1840s. Although an inductee of the Baseball Hall of Fame and sometimes referred to as a "father of baseball", the centrality of his role in the development of the game has been disputed.

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