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Albion Woodbury Small

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Sociology.

(1854–1926)

Albion Small was born in 11 May 1854 in Buckfield, Maine, to Albion K. P. Small and Thankful Lincoln (Woodbury) Small. Determined to follow his father into the ministry...

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Althea Gibson

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — United States History.

(b. 25 August 1927; d. 28 September 2003), tennis player.

Althea Gibson was the first person to break the color barrier in tennis. Gibson’s integration of tennis in 1950 occurred...

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Alva Myrdal

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — History.

(1902–1986),

Swedish social reformer, sociologist, author, international politician, and winner of the 1982 Nobel Peace Prize, was born in a modest but politically engaged home....

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athletics

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — Classical Studies.

Greek

At the core of Greek athletics was an individual's struggle to gain victory over an opponent; hence it included not only (as ‘athletics’ implies nowadays) track and field...

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Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — History.

(1911–1956),

American athlete. Babe Didrikson Zaharias captured the popular imagination with her accomplishments in multiple sports, as well as with her courageous fight with...

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basketball

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Sport and Leisure.

James Naismith, an instructor at the YMCA Training School at Springfield College in Massachusetts, invented basketball in 1891 as an indoor winter game. The object was to throw a soccer ...

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Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1871–1954)

A company director and chairman (1923–41) of Rowntree (the chocolate manufacturer) in York, Seebohm Rown-tree was also a social reformer, philanthropist, and social...

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Bill Richmond

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — British History.

(1763–1829).

African‐American boxer who settled in Britain and became the first black boxer of international repute. Richmond was born in Cuckold's Town near New York and was a...

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billiards and snooker

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Sport and Leisure.

Billiards is a game which evolved as a popular pursuit in the 19th cent. A modern billiards room was opened in Covent Garden and then in many London clubs. Snooker developed from it in the...

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bull-baiting

Overview page. Subjects: European History — Sport and Leisure.

Was probably introduced to Ireland from England, where it had been a popular pastime at least from the 13th century. Bulls, sometimes mutilated and invariably tethered, were baited by both...

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