Category Archives: Sports History

History of Sport 1911: First Indianapolis 500 and Monte Carlo Rally, Salchow’s 10th title, Larned’s 7th US Open

Some of the main events in sport from 1911. John McDermott becomes both the first American-born man and the youngest golfer (19 years, 10 months) to win the US Open Harold Hilton became the only British player to win the … Continue reading

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The History of Sport – 1910: Meriel Lucas sets the record for All-England Badminton titles, Boxing’s first “fight of the century”

1910 was a fairly quiet one in sport but here are some of the notable events from that year: In football Manchester United move from Bank Street to present home Old Trafford. Celtic win their sixth successive Scottish league title. … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1909: The First Giro d’Italia, A Riot Means That No Scottish Cup Is Awarded

Some of the main events in sport in 1909 were: West Auckland Town, an English amateur team, defeats FC Winterthur of Switzerland 2–0 to win the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy, one of the earliest international club football competitions Nottingham Forest … Continue reading

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History of Sport 1908: The London Olympics are Britain’s most successsful Games ever, Jack Johnson makes boxing history

Some of the main events that happened in sport in 1908: Jack Johnson becomes the first African American World Heavyweight Champion by defeating Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia. Johnson holds the title until 1915.   The International Ice Hockey Federation … Continue reading

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History of Sport 1907: first TT motorcycle races,a British world skating champion, first overseas winners at Wimbledon and Open Golf

Some of the major events of 1907. The Polytechnic Netball Club is founded in London. This is the oldest netball club in continuous existence. Daniel Lambert scores five tries in one match for England v France in a rugby union … Continue reading

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The History of Sport – 1905 (The Dohertys’ 8th Wimbledon doubles win, Salchow’s fifth world title, the original All Blacks)

The major sports events of 1905   Willie Anderson wins his third successive US Open golf title and fourth in total. The RAC Tourist Trophy race is first staged on the Isle of Man. This is the oldest motor race … Continue reading

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The History of Sport – 1904 (The St.Louis Olympics, Alf Shrubb’s remarkable year, the foundation of FIFA)

The main events in sport in 1904: World governing body FIFA is founded. The football associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland do not join at this time. NL champion New York Giants refuses to participate in the 1904 World … Continue reading

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