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date: 09 Jul
The First Wimbledon Championships      -  July 9th 1877  -     The very first championships held by the All England Club, Wimbledon, were about as far removed from today’s version as one could possibly imagine. The only similarity was the rain delay...
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date: 16 Mar
1stFootball Association Challenge Cup Final   Kennington Oval   Wanderers 1 Royal Engineers 0        -  16thMarch 1872  -      At a meeting in the offices of the Sportsman in London on 20thJuly 1871 a proposal by Charles Alcock, the honorary...
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date: 06 Feb
The Munich Air Disaster    - 6th February 1958 -    Currently lying second, behind Wolves, in the First Division of the Football League Manchester United were going for their third successive league title. Their side’s average age was just 24 and...
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date: 12 Nov
The First Public performance by Jules Leotard “The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze’ - 12th November 1859 -    The ‘Circus’ itself is of comparatively modern origin though elements of it go right back to ancient times. The Romans themselves...
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date: 06 May
The First Sub-Four Minute Mile  -   6th May 1954, Iffley Road Stadium, Oxford   Many believed it could not be done. For years people had tried. However they were getting closer. The ‘miracle mile’ would happen soon and two men were vying for the...
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