On this day: August 20

Published On: Aug 19 2012 02:46:11 AM CDT   Updated On: Aug 20 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Charles Darwin publishes his theory of evolution, the NFL is founded, Lou Gehrig belts his 23rd career grand slam and NASA heads for Mars, all on this day.

OTD August 20 - Tommy Brown
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Los Angeles Dodgers

1945: Tommy Brown of the Brooklyn Dodgers becomes the youngest player to hit a home run in a major-league baseball game. Brown was 17 years, eight months and 14 days old at the time.

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