Mary Queen of Scots Plays Golf

Mary, Queen of Scots caused an uproar as the first woman to play golf in 1567, Continue reading

Polynesians Used Wooden Surfboards

The Polynesian settlers were the first surfers to use carved wooden surfboards Continue reading

Hudson Stuck Led Ascent of Mount McKinley

Hudson Stuck, American mountaineer led a six-member team on ascension of Mount McKinley, Alaska in 1913. Continue reading

Don Budge Won Grand Slam Opens

American tennis player, Don Budge named Grand Slam winner in 1938, upon capturing the four singles competition titles at: Continue reading

Hungary Won First Table Tennis Championship

First table tennis championships were held in London, England in 1926 and won by Hungary. Continue reading

First Organized Slalom Race

The first skiing slalom race was held at Mussen, Switzerland, in 1922 organized by the British skier, Arnold Lunn. Continue reading

Horace-Bénédict de Saussure

Horace-Bénédict de Saussure was born 17 February 1740, in Conches, near Geneva (today in Switzerland but then an independent republic), and died in Geneva 22 January 1799. Continue reading

Woman Jockey in the Grand National

Charlotte Brew rode her own horse, Barony Fort at The Grand National which is held annually at Aintree, England in 1977. Brew became the first woman jockey in the Grand National steeplechase. Continue reading

Alpine Mountaineer Pioneered Ascents in the Swiss Alps

Alpine mountaineer, Horace-Benedict de Saussure made a series of pioneering ascents in the Swiss Alps beginning in 1760. Continue reading

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh was a historical king of the Sumerian city-state of Uruk, a major hero in ancient Mesopotamian mythology, and the protagonist of the Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem written in Akkadian during the late second millennium BC. Continue reading