On this day in 1896, the 1st modern Olympic games open in Athens Greece, 1500 years after the original games were banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I.
On this day in 1904, the first international rugby league match was played between England and an other Nationalities Team (Welsh and Scottish players) at Central Park, Wigan, England.
On this day in 1964, Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay] TKO’s Sonny Liston in 7 for his first world heavyweight championship title.
On this day in 1995, Linford Christie ran a world record 200m indoor (20.25 sec) and European record 60m indoor (6.47 sec). He is the only British man to have won gold medals in the 100 metres at all four major competitions open to British athletes.
On this day in 1969, former German Formula 1 racing legend Michael Schumacher was born. He was a seven-time Formula One World Champion and the only driver in Formula One history to finish in the top three in every race of a season.
The origin of Boxing Day A ‘Christmas Box’ in Britain is a name for a Christmas present. Boxing Day was traditionally a day off for servants and the day when they received a ‘Christmas Box’ from the master. The servants would also go home on Boxing Day to give ‘Christmas Boxes’ to their families. St Stephen’s Day December 26th is also the feast … Read moreBoxing Day
Tonight the 2 Academy Schools go head-to-head in a classic Dodgeball tournament- who will be victorious? Post your comments below.
Did you know that on this day in 1969, Association football player Pelé scored his 1,000th goal?
Muhammad Ali faces off against Jerry Quarry in Atlanta, Georgia for the first time after Ali’s three year hiatus from evading to be drafted in the Vietnam War. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”
On this day in 1940, Brazilian football legend Pele was born. Synopsis Born on October 23, 1940, in Três Corações, Brazil, soccer legend Pelé became a superstar with his performance in the 1958 World Cup. Pelé played professionally in Brazil for two decades, winning three World Cups along the way, before joining the New York … Read moreThe birth of a legend