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2009

Tom Brady breaks the NFL record

Tom Brady, an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots, set an NFL record against the Tennessee Titans for most touchdowns in a single quarter, throwing five in the second quarter. Brady finished the game with six touchdowns.

2005

Thierry Henry becomes Arsenal’s all-time top goal-scorer

The 2005–06 season proved to be one of the remarkable personal achievements for Henry. Henry became the club's top goalscorer of all time; two goals against Sparta Prague in the Champions League meant he broke Ian Wright's record of 185 goals.

1977

Reggie Jackson hits three home runs in a row

In the sixth game of the 1977 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees outfielder Reggie Jackson hit three home runs in successive times at bat, all on the first pitch, to drive in five runs and lead an 8-4 victory over the Dodgers. Jackson’s three clouts earned him the Series MVP Award.

1974

The first player records an official quadruple-double

Nate Thurmond was acquired by the Chicago Bulls in exchange. Against the Atlanta Hawks, in his debut as a Bull, he recorded 22 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists and 12 blocked shots, becoming the first player in NBA history to officially record a quadruple-double.

1968

Bob Beamon breaks the WR in long jump

American athlete Robert "Bob" Beamon propelled himself into the record books and sporting history with an incredible leap of 8.90 meters at the 1968 Mexico Olympics. After 23 years, his world record was finally broken by Mike Powell.

1924

Red Grange scored five of Illinois' six touchdowns

Harold Edward "Red" Grange, an American football halfback for the University of Illinois, became a national star when he returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown against a Michigan team. He rushed for 3 more touchdowns in the first 12 minutes and another later in the game.

1908

The first Milan Derby takes place

The Derby della Madonnina, also known as the Derby di Milano is a derby football match between the 2 prominent Milanese clubs Internazionale and Milan. The first derby match between the two Milanese rivals was held in the final of the Chiasso Cup of 1908, a football tournament played in Canton Ticino, Switzerland on 18 October of that year; the Rossoneri won 2–1.

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