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John’s Believe It Or Not… February 23rd

* 1893 – Lord Stanley Donates Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup  * 1945 U.S. flag raised on Iwo Jima * 1885 A remarkable reprieve for a man sent to the gallows * 1954 Children receive first polio vaccine * 1861 Lincoln avoids assassination attempt

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* 1893 – Lord Stanley Donates Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup 

Was there ever a “golden age” of sport? Lord Stanley hoped to contribute to one when he donated his famous Cup in 1892.

Lord Stanley of Preston, who was Governor General of Canada from 1888 to 1893, was one of those devoted British sportsmen who helped create the world of organized sport that dominates our culture today. The British gave the world football (soccer), rugby, golf, cricket and many other sports — all in the name of developing healthy bodies and minds that could hold the far-flung British Empire together. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… February 23rd”