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September 24 2008

September 24, 1893 in St. Petersburg in Russia held the first game of foot ball "- football. This is now a popular sport in our country have brought the British, were employed in enterprises of the capital. There were a few British amateur football teams, regularly conducting each other friendlies. For the Russian man in the street, this game still remains unknown.

The first mention in the Russian press about football appeared in the autumn issue of the Moscow magazine "hunter" in 1888. In a small note, the author, hiding behind a pseudonym P.P.B. (He is a future secretary of the Moscow Chess League VP Bobrov), briefly described the rules of the new fashion in Europe the game. In 1891, the basic rules of the game were published in a book of doctor of medicine, EM Dementieva "English game in the fresh air." "The English game deserve to be taken from us, not because they are British, but because they are excellent!" - The author wrote. However, the book, where football was devoted 4 pages, was published in Moscow edition of just 1000 copies, and football has not made an impression on the Russian public.

Soon, football was introduced mass audience personally. In the chilly September day September 24, 1893 certain "gentlemen sportsmen" for the joy of the venerable public during a break between the regular cycling races in the hippodrome Semenovski staged presentation of a new game. The newspaper Petersburg leaf was printed the first "report" about a football match in the capital of the Russian Empire.

"... After the fifth enumeration was declared an intermission of 3 hours 45 min. At this time, he entertained the audience. athletes playing foot ball (football) program. Enrolled 20 people. The essence of the game is that one party game tries to drive the ball - throwing up his feet, head, everything that is convenient, but not hands - at the gates of the hostile party. Area for the game was covered completely with mud. GG athletes in white suits were running through the mud every now and then flopping with all his strength into the mud, and soon turned into a chimney. All the while the audience stood incessant laughter. The game ended in victory for one party over another. "

September 24, 1916 Russian pilot KK Artseulov first performed deliberately "spin" and successfully brought out of his plane. Experience ace subsequently been used by generations of pilots.

September 24, 1960 in the U.S. on the water was launched first in the history of the nuclear aircraft carrier - the Enterprise.

September 24, 1989 Pope John Paul II has finally announced that Galileo was right - the Earth revolves around the sun rather than vice versa. Great scientist formally acquitted the Vatican.

Release prepared by Max K * - based on encyclopedias and other public sources.

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