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

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

Founding of the Hamsworth Cup

The Harmsworth Cup for iInternational motor boat racing was founded by British publishing magnate Alfred Harmsworth in 1903. 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

Polynesians Used Wooden Surfboards

The Polynesian settlers were the first surfers to use carved wooden surfboards Continue reading

Solo Transatlantic Sailboat Race

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