Sports

How to Hula Hoop (1969)

How to Hula Hoop Hula Hoop instruction sheet 1. Hold Hula Hoop tightly against your back. 2. Start Hula Hoop circling with fast forward thrust of either hand. 3. Rotate body in circular motion. Hula... Read more...

Reggie Jackson drives a Rabbit? (1978)

Reggie Jackson drives a Rabbit?? Reggie appreciates the finer things in life. He has a collection of fine cars, including a Rolls-Royce, but the car he really depends on is his VW Rabbit. Why? "Because... Read more...

New dresses for roller skating (1890)

The girl of the period: New dresses designed for her to go roller skating The girl of the period who is a convert to the physical doctrine realizes that after being in training, so to speak, all summer by ... Read more...

Converse sports shoes (1980-1989)

Converse baseball Base Stealers (1980) It got locked up for stealing   Familiar birds of North America (1982) The American Flamingo The Ring Billed Gull The Ruby Throated Hummingbird The... Read more...

A penny-farthing bicycle race (1890)

The coming Niagara Falls meet of the LAW The championship contests -- Nine of them will be ridden and records will probably drop a peg or two -- Hoyland Smith and others will be there Nowadays when one sees... Read more...

Fishing in the Adirondacks (1902)

Here are a few photos of a man fishing in a river in New York's Adirondack Mountains. This series of pictures was taken by William Henry Jackson in 1902. Fishing in the Adirondack Mountains ... Read more...

The new motor bicycle (1896)

Motor bicycle One of the first patents granted for motor bicycles is the property of Charles H Barrows of Willamantic, Conn. Just what the machine will do can only be determined by experiment, but it seems t... Read more...

Comiskey’s great ball park open (1910)

Comiskey's great ball park open Chicago, July 1 — The finest ball park in the world. That is the verdict expected by Charles Comiskey this afternoon when the new American league grounds on the South Side ar... Read more...

Indianapolis 500: Foyt wins #4 (1977)

The year 1977 was quite the momentous one for the Indianapolis 500. Tom Sneva broke the 200mph "officially" for the first time, Janet Guthrie became the first woman to qualify for the great race, and A J Foyt w... Read more...

Indianapolis 500 & Bill Vukovich (1955)

"The Fresno Flash," Bill Vukovich, came in to the 1955 Indianapolis 500 as the clear favorite to become the first ever driver to win three 500s in a row after dominating the 1953 and 1954 races. In fact, we... Read more...

Will baseball live? (1893)

Firmly believing in the future of baseball, I have no hesitancy in complying with the request made by the editor of The Call to contribute my opinion on the question, "Will baseball live?" Unhesitatingly... Read more...

The first Masters golf tournament (1934)

Though it is the youngest of professional golf's four "major" championships, The Masters always seems to be the one most steeped in tradition and cachet. Unlike the other three majors, which rotate among dif... Read more...

Petty declared 500 winner (1959)

After three days of deliberating over still photos and newsreel film footage, Bill France and other NASCAR officials realized they had made a mistake -- Lee Petty had really won the inaugural Daytona 500. Here'... Read more...

1959 Daytona 500: Who won?

After a grueling 3-hour and 41 minute race (at an average speed of 135 mph) -- run caution-free, a feat that wouldn't be duplicated in the 500 for three years -- Johnny Beauchamp edged out Lee Petty at the ... Read more...

How to play football (1907)

Up-to-date football and how to play it by John B Foster To be a good football player, a pair of stout legs is necessary, a certain amount of agility and nimbleness, ability to endure, plenty of pluck and ... Read more...

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