Saturday, August 22, 2009

America’s Cup Makes History Today

22 August
‘Today in History’ notes this anniversary:

“1851 - The Hundred Guinea Cup, a silver trophy, was presented by the Royal Yacht Squadron to the U.S. schooner America, the winner of an international race around the Isle of Wight.”

“The trophy was eventually turned over to the New York Yacht Club and is now known as the America’s Cup.”

More History in Middle East
The America’s Cup is soon to be adding another chapter to its grand history with the competition being fought out for the first time in the Middle East in February 2010.

22 August, This Day in History.

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Dr Geoff Pound

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