The sport of Lacrosse is over 3000 years old

A Canadian by the name of George W. Beers codified the rules for modern day Lacrosse in 1867, but the history of the sport goes back as far as 1000 BCE. Continue reading

Solo bicyclist breaks 50 miles per hour.

On May 6th, 1979 at the International Human Powered Vehicle Associations’s, 200 meter Flying Start Speed Trials in Ontario Canada… Continue reading

Round the World in a wheelchair

Rick Hanson, a Canadian, paralyzed from waist down, circumnavigated around the world in his wheelchair. Continue reading

Hockey Game gone Wild … Only in Canada

Yep only in Canada could you have a hockey game go wild…

The first indoor hockey game held in 1875 at Victoria Skating Rink in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Continue reading

James Gordon Bennett Jr.

James Gordon Bennett Jr. (May 10, 1841 – May 14, 1918) was publisher of the New York Herald, founded by his father, James Gordon Bennett Sr., who emigrated from Scotland. Continue reading

Ice Hockey Game played with similar rules as today…

Two teams from Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment played an ice hockey game using similar rules as today, except they played their game in 1855 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Continue reading

Metal Stirrups

The Chinese were producing metal foot stirrups made of Cast Iron or Bronze in 250 CE. Continue reading

Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat set the Land Speed Record

On December 18th 1898, French driving enthusiast Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat set the Land Speed Record (world record) of 39.24 miles (62.78 kilo-meters) per hour on the 2-kilometre course at Acheres, France. Get this, it was with an electric vehicle.

A drawing of the Jeantaud that Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat drove

Date:
      December 18th 1898
Name(s):
      Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat
Occupation:
      French driving enthusiast
Location:
      Acheres, France
Record:
      39.24 miles
      (62.78 kilo-meters)


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First Woman Athlete to win an Olympic Medal

Charlotte Cooper was an English tennis champion who won the woman’s singles lawn tennis competition at the 1900 Olympic Games. Continue reading

10 year old boy wins Gold at the Olympic Games

At the Paris, France Olympic Games a 10 year old boy was substituted for an adult in the Coxswain position due to his lighter weight. Continue reading