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This day in history: 15th March

Cricket

1877: Commencement of first ever Test match in history, between Australia and England, at the MCG.

1979: Birthday of NZ bowler Kyle Mills.

1983: Birthday of Australian bowler Ben Hilfenhaus.

1995: Sri Lanka win a Test overseas for the first time ever; in 32 attempts, against New Zealand.

Football

1892: Liverpool Football Club , one of the best known and most loved football clubs in the world, was founded on this day.

1960: Manchester City sign future Manchester United legend Denis Law for then-club record £55,000.

Hockey

1920: Birthday of Ranganandhan Francis, 3 time Indian Olympic gold medallist (1948, 1952, 1956).

Basketball

1962: Wilt Chamberlain becomes the first ever to score 4000 points in a single NBA season.

Baseball

1912: Pitcher Cy Young retires from the sport after a whopping 511 wins.

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