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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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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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World Sports Hall of Fame 1919: Alberto Braglia, James Braid, Fanny Durack and Jack Johnson

As much of the competitive sport in the world came to a halt during the First World War it is difficult to find suitable candidates for the Halls of Fame for that period. ¬†For that reason I have decided to … Continue reading

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