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.
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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