POSTED: November 6th 2009

Perfect time to pay tribute to the inventor of basketball

THIS DAY (NOVEMBER 06) IN THE WORLD OF SPORT MARKS . . . the 148th anniversary, from 1861, of the birth of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, in Almonte, Ontario. He wrote the original basketball rulebook and saw basketball adopted as an Olympic sport in 1936 – three years before his death. In other sports, in 1986, of the day [then plain] Alex Ferguson was appointed as manager of Manchester United – leaving Aberdeen and having, that past summer, bossed Scotland at the World Cup finals. In those years he won a record 42 trophies – two Club World Cups, two Champions Leagues, two Cup-winners Cups, two UEFA Supercups, 11 English league titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, eight Community Shields, three Scottish league titles, four Scottish Cups and one Scottish league cup. WORLD EVENTS – 1851: Birth of financial journalist Charles Henry Dow. 1860: Abraham Lincoln elected 16th President of the United States. 1942: Repeal of a Church of England ruling that women should wear hats in church.

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