King Richard I of England

Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death. Continue reading

Solo Transatlantic Sailboat Race

Beginning in Plymouth, England and ending in New York, NY, USA, in 1960. Continue reading

Modern Day Trampoline

George Nissen, American gymnast developed the modern day trampoline in 1936.
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Racing Purse on Record was £40

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.
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Basketball in the Philippines

American physical education teachers at the Young Men’s Christian Association Centre in Manila introduced the sport of basketball to girls. Continue reading

Constantine I – Emperor of Rome

Constantine the Great (Latin: Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus; Greek: Κωνσταντῖνος ὁ Μέγας; 27 February c. 272 AD – 22 May 337 AD), also known as Constantine I or Saint Constantine (in the Orthodox Church as Saint Constantine the Great, Equal-to-the-Apostles), was a Roman Emperor of Illyrian-Greek origin from 306 to 337 AD. Continue reading

Connie Carpenter Phinney

Connie Carpenter-Phinney (born February 26, 1957 in Madison, Wisconsin) is an American retired racing cyclist and speed skater who won four medals in World Cycling Championship competitions (both road and track cycling) in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Continue reading

Circus Maximus in Rome

A giant sports arena, originally used for chariot races and later for contests pitting humans against wild animals, the Circus Maximus in Rome, was open-air structure with seats on three sides. Continue reading

Women’s cycling event

The gold medal was won by Connie Carpenter Phinney, an American. Continue reading

Matador of renown

Francisco Romero of Malaga, Spain, an 18th-century bullfighter, is said to have been the first to used the bullfighterÕs red cape, (called the muleta), as early as 1726, as well as the first to kill a bull face to face. Continue reading