POSTED: October 26th 2009

Most important anniversary in the history of modern sport . . . ?

THIS DAY (OCTOBER 26) IN THE WORLD OF SPORT MARKS . . . the 146th anniversary, from 1863, of the most significant event in the history of football and possibly even the history of modern world sport – the creation of the Football Association in London at the Freemasons Tavern in Long Acre, central London, close to Covent Garden. In other sports, in 1990 Wayne Gretzky became the first NHL player to reach 2,000 points. In 2005 the Chicago White Sox won their first World Series in 88 years, 4-0 over the Houston Astros. WORLD EVENTS – 899: Death of Alfred The Great, King of Wessex, of burned cakes notoriety. 1776: Death of artist William Hogarth. 1881: Gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. 1917: Start of Russia’s October Revolution. 1947: Birth of Hillary Clinton. 1994: Jordan and Israel sign a peace treaty ending a 46-year official state of war. 2002: more than 120 people die as Russian troops end a Moscow theatre siege.

Keywords · October 26 · Football Association · Gretzky · Alfred The Great · Hogarth · OK Corral · October Revolution · Hillary Clinton · Moscow

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