Tag Archives: John L Sullivan

The History of Sport – 1892

The major events in sport in 1892.   Liverpool Football Club is founded after Everton is split by a faction fight at board level over the proposed purchase of the freehold at Anfield West Brom beat Darwen 12 – 0 … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1889 and 1890

Some of the major events in sport from 1889 and 1890 1889 Preston North End win the inaugural Football League championship unbeaten (an achievement that will not be equalled until 2003–04 by Arsenal). Preston also wins the FA Cup without … Continue reading

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The History of Sport – 1885 and 1886

1885 Snooker is introduced to Britain by John Roberts. John Roberts, Jr wins his 8th world title at billiards.  The Billiards Association is formed. The Grand National tobaggan race is founded. The first motorcycle is built by Gottlieb Daimler at … Continue reading

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The History of Sport: 1881 and 1882

Some of the notable events in sports in the years 1881 and 1882 1881 Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers both change their venues to enclosed grounds where gate money can be charged.  This helped to pave the way for fully professional … Continue reading

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World Hall Of Fame 1900

The inaugural members of my mythical Hall of Fame for world sportsmen and sportswomen (for achievements up to the year 1900) are: Leonidas of Rhodes (Athletics) – won twelve running titles at the four Ancient Olympics between 164 and 152 … Continue reading

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