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The History of Sport 1913: Suffragette intervention at the Derby, Leon Meredith wins his seventh world cycling title.

Some of the most notable events in sport in 1913: The inaugural European Bandy Championship is held in Davos, Switzerland, and is won by England. Golf –  Francis Ouimet is the first amateur to win the US Open in a … Continue reading

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History of Sport: 1780 to 1799

1780 The Derby Stakes horse race is inaugurated over a distance of one mile at Epsom. The race is won by Diomed. 1783 First free-flight balloon ascent made by de Rocier and d’Arlandes in Paris 1784 The distance of the … Continue reading

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