POSTED: September 16th 2009
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This day in the world of sport . . .

THIS DAY (SEPTEMBER 16) MARKS THE . . . 72nd anniversary, from 1937, of the first television broadcast of a football match in Britain – a game between Arsenal and Arsenal reserves especially arranged as an experiment by the BBC. In other sports, in 1953, the St Louis Browns of the American League were given permission to move to Baltimore where they became the Baltimore Orioles. WORLD EVENTS – 1620: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth bound for Massachesetts with 102 people aboard. 1893: Birth in Hungary of film-maker Sir Alexander Korda (The Third Man, The Four Feathers, Thief of Bagdad). 1955: A military coup ousts Juan Domingo Peron as president of Argentina. 1977: Car crash death in London of T Rex rock star Marc Bolan.


Keywords · September 16 · televised football · Baltimore Orioles · Mayflower · Alexander Korda · Juan Peron · Marc Bolan · T Rex


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