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Notable Historical Events in 1951 on the 2nd

1951Don Hutson's #14 jersey is retired by the Green Bay Packers, the first number retired in the history of the franchise

Historical Events in 1951 on the 2nd
Date Event
Jan 2
Philip Barry's "Second Threshold," premieres in NYC 
Feb 2
-35°F (-37°C), Greensburg, Indiana (state record until 1994) 
Feb 2
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 2
1st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-94 at Boston 
Jun 2
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Evangelii praecones 
Jul 2
Bill Veeck buys St Louis Browns from Bill & Charlie DeWitt 
Jul 2
"Bob & Ray show" premieres on NBC radio 
Jul 2
Hugo Yarnold stumps 6 at Dundee, Worcester v Scotland 
Jul 2
Island advisor of Curacao installed 
Jul 2
Leidse astronomers discover radio signal out of Milky Way system 
Sep 2
Australia, NZ & US sign ANZUS-pact 
Oct 2
1st Netherland TV broadcast (Toverspiegel) 
Oct 2
Dodgers beat Giants 10-0, in 2nd game of play-offs 
Dec 2
"Borscht Capades" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 90 performances 
Dec 2
Phila sets NFL record of 25 1st-downs rushing 
Dec 2
Don Hutson's #14 jersey is retired by the Green Bay Packers, the first number retired in the history of the franchise 
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