History





History of the Wimbledon®

06-17-2016

The first Wimbledon tennis championship took place in 1877 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, UK. More >>

First U.S. Open®

06-17-2016

The US Open originated from two separate tournaments: the men's tournament and the women's tournament. August of 1881 brought forth the first event in the Men's Tournament and took place at the Newport Casino. More >>

First French Open®

06-17-2016

The French Open was first held at the Stade de France in 1891; at first, it was a closed competition in which only men, and only French residents at that, could compete. More >>

A Brief History of the Summer Olympics

06-17-2016

The Summer Olympic Games are not historically documented until 776 BC, but it is widely accepted that they had been in practice from as early as the 13th century BC. More >>

A Brief History of Winter Olympics

06-17-2016

The history of the Winter Olympics is a shaky one indeed. As early as 1894 when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was established, ice skating was proposed for the Olympic program. More >>

The Ancient Greek Olympic Games

06-17-2016

The ancient Olympic games were, as they are today, quite a happening. People came from far and wide to participate in the games or watch the athletes. More >>

Who Invented Baseball?

06-17-2016

Abner Doubleday has been credited as the inventor of baseball, however other sources site American baseball as having been invented by Alexander Joy Cartwright in 1845 when he established the modern baseball field as we know it in New York. More >>

A Brief History Of Baseball

06-17-2016

Baseball is America's national pastime, but how much do Americans really know about its history? The game has been played in the United States for nearly two centuries, from its humble beginnings in the Northeast to the multi-million dollar professional sports franchise we know today. More >>

Baseball: History of the Ball

06-17-2016

In 1858, the first commercially made baseballs were crafted by Harwood and Sons. More >>

A Brief History of Softball

06-17-2016

The history of softball and the history of baseball are, of course, intricately interwoven. Some historians believe that softball was created after baseball and is the sibling, albeit the younger, of the two sports. More >>

A Brief History Of Boxing

06-17-2016

The earliest reference to the use of boxing gloves can be identified in relief carvings found in Sumeria, which date as far back as the third millennium BCE. More >>

A Brief History Of Skiing

06-17-2016

The history of skiing suggests that this sport is nearly five thousand years old. Drawings found on rocks in Norway, discovered in the early 1930s as well as drawings found in the early 2000s depict men using skis and using a stick for balance. More >>

A Brief History of Golf

06-17-2016

The history of golf is rooted in fifteen century gaming and it is derived from games formerly played in the Kingdom of Fife in Scotland. Players would, at one time, strike a stone or pebble with a stick as they hit the pebble around a course constructed out of natural obstacles like rabbit runs, sand dunes, and the like. More >>

A Brief History Of Soccer

06-17-2016

Some historians suggest that the game of soccer is rooted in Japan circa 1004 BCE. At that time there were games played with people who would kick and chase a ball around a large field. More >>

A Brief History of New Years Celebrations

06-17-2016

As the calendars have changed over the millennia, so has the day on which people celebrate New Years Day. However, the history of the New Years Day is almost as old as the human conception of time itself. More >>

History Of The New Years Resolution

06-17-2016

Would you believe that the history of New Year's resolutions is rooted in a time period that is well over two millennia? More >>

A Brief History of St. Patricks Day

06-17-2016

St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, is an Irish holiday celebrating St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick was born Maewyn Succat of an Italian father and a Scottish mother, sometime around 385 A.D., in Scotland. More >>

A Brief History of Mardi Gras

06-17-2016

Like much of the culture of Louisiana, the modern celebration of Mardi Gras and its manifestation in parties and parades around the United States, particularly in New Orleans, are a direct result of French influence. More >>

A Brief History of July 4th

06-17-2016

Most Americans know at least most of the larger details about how they came to celebrate July 4th as their Independence Day. More >>

A Brief History Of Ground Hog Day

06-17-2016

The holiday known as Ground Hog Day had its beginnings in the state of Pennsylvania and is rooted in German and Pennsylvanian customs. This holiday first occurred during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in central and southeastern Pennsylvania. More >>

A Brief History Of April Fools Day

06-17-2016

The history of April Fools Day remains unclear today, but some historians and researchers believe that this holiday has its beginnings rooted in sixteenth century France. More >>

A Brief History Of Memorial Day

06-17-2016

On the final Monday in the month of May every year, Americans celebrate the holiday of Memorial Day. This special day was created so that American soldiers who died while serving in the United States military could be honored and remembered. More >>

A Brief History of Valentines Day

06-17-2016

St. Valentines Day is known around the world as a day for lovers. We buy valentine gifts, write love poems, and generally express our affection for our significant others. More >>

5 Surprising Facts About Valentine's Day History

06-17-2016

Some parts of the history of Valentine's Day remain unclear. Although the holiday clearly has Christian roots, there also seems to be a link between the holiday and pagan traditions. In addition, over time the holiday has become one linked to romance, and it has been greatly commercialized. More >>

A Brief History Of Kwanzaa

06-17-2016

Kwanzaa is a holiday that was created for the purposes of reaffirming the values and visions of the African community and culture. More >>

A Brief History of Hannakah

06-17-2016

Hannakah history began over 2,000 years ago when the Syrian-Greek leader, Antiochus IV, attempted to force the Jews in Israel to assimilate completely and to renounce their religion and culture. More >>

A Brief History of Trucks

06-17-2016

The intriguing history of trucks would be remiss if we left out Ford® and GMC® trucks. These companies have been consumer favorites further back than most of us can remember. More >>

A Brief History Of Business

06-16-2016

There's a Chinese maxim that says "It's easy to open a business but it's an art to keep it open." Every commercial endeavor is founded on a basic human aspect-want. More >>

A Brief History of the Corporation

06-16-2016

Although definitions and descriptions of corporations have changed dramatically through the last few hundred years, the first corporation actually began long ago - as early as 1602. More >>

A Brief History of the U.S. Stock Market

06-16-2016

To understand the history of Wall Street one must also understand the history of the U.S. stock market. The history of Wall Street and the stock market are intimately tied together. More >>

A Brief History of Wall Street

06-16-2016

Wall Street is a street that is located in lower Manhattan that goes in an easterly direction from Broadway to South Street. It is in the center of the Financial District and it has been synonymous with finances since the 17th century. More >>

The Wall Street 1929 Crash

06-16-2016

The Wall Street 1929 crash followed a carefree decade identified as the roaring twenties. In the twenties, many people were investing in the stock market after learning of the possibility of accumulating wealth from such investments. More >>

A Brief History of Venture Capital Firms

06-16-2016

Venture capital firms, during the twentieth century, were available to families and individuals that maintained considerable wealth. More >>

The Oldest American Businesses

06-16-2016

When looking at American history, you cannot forget to look at the industries that have built it. The history of American business is as interesting as the history of America. More >>

History of Philanthropy

06-16-2016

Wealthy business people, politicians, and scions of families with abundant means have often engaged in philanthropic endeavors. More >>

Who Invented The Automobile?

06-16-2016

Most people accept the gasoline powered vehicle with an internal combustion engine as an automobile; however, there were self-propelled steam and electric cars way before the gasoline engine powered car was invented. More >>

A Brief History of Hybrid Cars

06-16-2016

It's amazing how far the first hybrid car has progressed with the application of today's technology. More >>

A Brief History Of Drag Racing

06-16-2016

Some historians trace the sport of Drag Racing back to the 1930s where young hot rod racers would race in California. At the time, teens strived to "trick" up or soup up their vehicles so they could boast about their impressive mechanical abilities. More >>

5 Surprising Facts About Car History

06-16-2016

The first automobile accident occurred in Ohio; this may be a surprise to some who might have anticipated the first accident to occur in a place like Detroit where cars were manufactured. More >>

A Brief History Of Christmas

06-16-2016

One of the biggest holidays of the western world, Christmas manages to be deeply rooted in both Christian religious beliefs as well as culturally significant to he western world at large. More >>

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