Sports

Summer swimming in New York (1909)

Summer swimming in NYC Gotham's youth are fortunate in the number of opportunities for swimming which the city's configuration presents. Many a graceful and expert diver is developed along our dirty waterfront... Read more...

Hula hoopers are whooping it up (1958)

Hula hoopers are whooping it up! How agile are you? The hula hoop, latest toy to send everyone into a spin, has hit the Steubenville area with a (pardon us) lot of hoopla. You've seen them. Practically ev... Read more...

How can you catch OJ Simpson? (1969)

25 years after this ad was published, the answer to the question in the headline would be, "If you're the police, go on a five-hour low-speed chase through the Los Angeles area." There would also have to be men... Read more...

Muhammad Ali refuses Army induction (1967)

Being the heavyweight champion didn't exclude Muhammad Ali from the draft during the height of the Vietnam War in 1967 - but it didn't mean he was going to go willingly.

Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point game (1962)

While today’s players make multi-million dollar salaries and play in front of upwards of 15,000 fans a night, Chamberlain’s record-setting performance took place in front of 4,124 fans at the arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Recap of the first Boston Marathon (1897)

Inspired by the success of the first modern marathon at the 1896 Olympic games, the Boston Athletic Association decided to stage their own race in April of 1897.

Knute Rockne’s TWA airplane crashes (1931)

The death of Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne in the crash of TWA Flight 599 on March 31, 1931, resulted in more than just the death of the football legend and seven others -- it was a pivotal moment in early airline and aviation safety.

Knute Rockne’s death casts grief over the nation (1931)

From throughout the entire nation today came to this seat of Notre Dame University such widely expressed sorrow at the death of Knute Rockne and such tributes to his memory as to give rise to this speculation: Was his the largest personal following of any man in the United States?

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