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On this day: August 10

POSTED: 09:56 AM PDT Aug 07, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 09, 2012 

Magellan sets sail, "Candid Camera" moves to TV, the "Son of Sam" is arrested, and Michael Phelps earns his first gold in Beijing, all on this day.

OTD August 10 - Jack Broughton
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1743: The earliest recorded prize fighting rules are introduced by champion Jack Broughton (pictured) to protect fighters in the ring. Under Broughton's rules, if a man went down and could not continue after a count of 30 seconds, the fight was over. Hitting a downed fighter and grasping below the waist were prohibited. Broughton also invented and encouraged the use of "mufflers," a form of padded gloves, which were used in training and exhibitions.

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