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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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British Hall of Fame 1901

  Marshall Brooks  (Athletics) – In 1876 he was the first man to high jump 6 feet. He improved this  world record mark to 6 feet 2 1/2 inches which remained a British record for 44 years. He also represented … Continue reading

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