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What happened in sport on this day..

April 4


 

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Australian sporting history on this day
1870
Running in a meet in Melbourne, Frank Hewitt set a world record by running 100 yards in 9.8 seconds.
1873
The St Kilda Football Club was formed.
1904
The Stawell Gift was won by J.F. Flanagan of East Melbourne, Victoria, in 12 1/5 seconds.
1909
First power boat race held between Sydney and Newcastle return - won by "Glengarry"
1961
The Australian Parachute Association was established.
1970
Jason Stoltenberg, tennis player, was born.
1970
First AFL Sunday football game was played between Fitzroy & Richmond at the MCG
1983
The Stawell Gift was won by Dallas O'Brien of Bentleigh, Victoria in 12.22 seconds.
1983
Lesley Bellden became the first female jockey to ride a winner at Randwick when she won on Mystic Mahal
1988
The Stawell Gift was won by Scott Antonitch of Roselands, New South Wales, in 12.28 seconds.
1991
Jockey Ken Russell rode 5 winners on the card at the Hawkesbury racecourse
1994
The Stawell Gift was won by Rod Lewis of Ringwood, Victoria, in 12.05 seconds.
2004
Takeover Target won the first of his many races in a 1200 metre maiden handicap at Queanbeyan. He started at 9/4 favourite and defeated Ras Tafari.
2007
Champion steeple chase trainer, Jim Houlahan, died aged 93. His best horses included Moon Chase, Cold Reason, Marlborough, Planet Hollywood and The Shu. He also won a Goodwood Handicap with Bellzevir.
2012
Western Sydney Wanderers football team announced
2014
Swimmer Ben Treffers set an Australian record time of 24.54 for the 50 metre backstroke at a meet in Brisbane