Pancho Villa Won Boxing Title

Philippine boxer, Pancho Villa won the flyweight title at the 1923 World Boxing Championships. Continue reading

World Croquet Championships

The first World Croquet Championships were held at the Hurlingham Club in London, England in 1989. Continue reading

Egyptian Held Wrestling Matches

Egyptians and Babylonians held wrestling matches as per pictorial evidence dating from 3000 BC, Continue reading

Thomas Blower Swam Across the Irish Sea

Thomas Blower of Nottingham, England swam across the Irish Sea in 1947, Continue reading

First Winter Olympic Games

The first Winter Olympic Games were held in Lake Placid, NY, USA, in 1932 Continue reading

Australia Held International Swimming Championship

Australia hosted the first international swimming championship in 1846 to include a 402-meter race. Continue reading

Hawaiian Performs at Surfing Exhibition

George Freeth, a pro surfer from Waikiki, Hawaii performed at several surfing exhibitions at Redondo Beach, CA, USA in 1907. Continue reading

First Female Golf Tournament

Women's golf tournament was first held at Royal Lytham, England on June 13, 1893. Continue reading

Olympic Gold Medal Awarded to Female Hurdler

Moroccan hurdler, Nawal El Moutawakel was the first black African woman athlete to win an Olympic gold medal Continue reading

Mary Queen of Scots Plays Golf

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