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Once friends of Brazilian soccer Batisto Pinheiro gave him a compass as he was a champion of shots kicked in own goal

Once friends of Brazilian soccer Batisto Pinheiro gave him a compass as he was a champion of shots kicked in own goal

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Brazilian football defender Pinheiro (born in 1932) was called the “records man of self-goals”. Only in one season of national league he scored against his own team 10 goals! Afetr it Pinheiro was moved to attack. In the first match, "records man" again managed to hit his own goal.

 

Design of throwing spears was modified so as do not injure spectators

Design of throwing spears was modified so as do not injure spectators

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Javelin competition first held in Ancient Greece. In those days, athletes threw spears and darts on the range and aimed at target. In modern times the javelin competitions firstly were held in the Nordic countries: in Finland since 1883, in Sweden since 1886, in Norway in 1891.

 

In 1971, U.S. astronaut Alan Sheppard became the first  man who had played golf on the moon

In 1971, U.S. astronaut Alan Sheppard became the first man who had played golf on the moon

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People wanted to land on the Moon for years, and the earliest studies of this satellite being made by the Ancient Chinese Astronomers. Invention of the telescope by Lippershey in 1609 provided the first detailed images and observations to be made.

 

Jaromir Jagr wears the number 68, in honor of the Prague Spring rebellion that occurred in Czechoslovakia in 1968

Jaromir Jagr wears the number 68, in honor of the Prague Spring rebellion that occurred in Czechoslovakia in 1968

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Jaromír Jágr is a most known Czech professional ice hockey player for the New Jersey Devils team of the NHL. He also played with other professional NHL`s teams and clubs as the Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins and some others.

 

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