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Don Bradman


1908 Born in Cootamundra, Australia
1927 Begins playing for New South Wales, completes the first of his 117 first-class centuries
1928 Begins playing for Australia
1930 Scores an average of 139.14 and becomes a hero to fans
1932 Marries Jessie Menzies
1935 Moves to Adelaide, works as a stockbroker
1935 Chosen as captain of South Australia team
1938 Breaks ankle, spends much of the season out of play
1939 Volunteers for Royal Australian Air Force at outbreak of WWII
1941 Discharged from service
1945 Founds his own brokerage company
1946 Returns to cricket and leads Australia to victory
1948 Retires from play after a whole season without a loss
1949 Becomes first cricketer to be knighted before retirement
1960-63, 1969-72 Chair of Board of Control
1970 Is made a Companion of the Order of Australia
2001 Dies at his home in Adelaide, Australia.

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