Alpine mountaineer, Horace-Benedict de Saussure made a series of pioneering ascents in the Swiss Alps beginning in 1760. Continue reading
The English sportsman, Walter Clopton Wingfield published the Tennis or Lawn Tennis rule book called, Sphairistike, in 1873. Continue reading
The Automobile Club of France held a closed-circuit road race at Course de Perigueux in 1898. Continue reading
Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death. Continue reading
During the reign of King Richard I, the Lion-Heart, circa 1190, a racing purse of £40 was offered to English knights competing in a 3-mile (4.8-kilometre) race.