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ON THIS DAY IN SPORT.

1895: Baseball legend George Herman 'Babe'' Ruth was born. The New York Yankees hero began his career as a pitcher but went on to become his sport''s greatest hitter. He helped establish the Yankees as one of the top teams of the 1930s. He scored 2,174 runs and 714 home runs. 1924: Former England football captain Billy Wright was born. The Wolves great became the first man to win 100 England caps and captained his country a then-record 90 times. He died in 1994.

1958: A plane carrying Manchester United players crashed at Munich airport on the way back from a match against Red Star Belgrade. A total of 23 people died as a result of the accident, including eight United players.

2001: Hull City Football Club were locked out of their Boothferry Park ground after bailiffs, under landlord David Lloyd''s orders, changed the locks.

2002: New Zealander Graham Henry stood down as coach of the Wales rugby union team.

2004: Former England boss Sir Clive Woodward was named as the British and Irish Lions head coach for their 2005 tour of New Zealand. 2007: Liverpool announced to the Stock Exchange they had agreed the terms of a recommended cash offerto be made by the American consortium led by George Gillett and Tom Hicks to buy the club.

2008: Goals from Shaun Wright-Phillips and Jermaine Jenas ensured Fabio Capello''s reign as England boss got off to a successful start with a 2-1 win over Switzerland at Wembley. 2011: England lost the final one-day cricket international to Australia by 57 runs in Perth, losing the seven-match series 6-1.
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Date:Feb 6, 2013
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