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date: 06 Feb
The Munich Air Disaster    - 6th February 1958 -    Currently lying second, behind Wolves, in the First Division of the Football League Manchester United were going for their third successive league title. Their side’s average age was just 24 and...
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date: 09 Jul
The First Wimbledon Championships     -  July 9th 1877  -     The very first championships held by the All England Club, Wimbledon, were about as far removed from today’s version as one could possibly imagine. The only similarity was the rain delay...
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  • 19th Century
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date: 12 Nov
The First Public performance by Jules Leotard “The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze’ - 12th November 1859 -    The ‘Circus’ itself is of comparatively modern origin though elements of it go right back to ancient times. The Romans themselves...
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  • Biography
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date: 06 May
The First Sub-Four Minute Mile  -   6th May 1954, Iffley Road Stadium, Oxford   Many believed it could not be done. For years people had tried. However they were getting closer. The ‘miracle mile’ would happen soon and two men were vying for the...
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date: 15 Mar
Melbourne.  March 15th 1877   The first ever international cricket match took place, surprisingly, between the USA and Canada on 24th and 25th September 1844 but this has never been classified as a Test match. In 1868 the Australian Aborigines...
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