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.
1920: The National Football League is founded at a car dealership in Canton, Ohio. It was originally called the American Professional Football Conference and featured teams from the Ohio League.
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