In 1830 by Pedro Romero of Seville, Spain, founded the first Bullfighting School. Continue reading
Across-the-ocean race was held in 1866 from Sandy Hook, CT, USA, to Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, with the sponsorship of the New York Yacht Club. Continue reading
One year before the USA, Canada started a racial integration into professional baseball, which up to 1946 had always been a white man’s sport. Continue reading
The first international airplane race was called the Bennett Trophy Race, Continue reading
The James Gordon Bennett Race, was the first International Balloon Race. It was inaugurated in Paris, France, in 1906. Continue reading
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
Rick Hanson, a Canadian, paralyzed from waist down, circumnavigated around the world in his wheelchair. Continue reading
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
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
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.
December 18th 1898
Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat
French driving enthusiast
- Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat – Wikipedia
Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat (1866, 7 June Paris, France – 20 November 1903, Le Cannet, France) was a French aristocrat and race car driver. He was the son of Prosper, Marquis of Chasseloup-Laubat, minister of Napoleon III, and of his American wife Marie-Louise Pilié.
- Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat – Land Speed Racing History
A list of Races
- Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat set the first officially recognized land …
His older brother Marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat was interested in the automobile and became a founding member of the Automobile Club de France in 1895.
- The First World Land Speed Record | Unique Cars and Parts
Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat holds a unique place in motoring’s history because he was the first man to set up a World Land Speed Record. It was, of course, the two Germans, Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler, who invented the motor car and made it work, but it was the French who held the first motor races and started the idea of competitive motoring.