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c. 1710
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The Byerley Turk, Darley Arabian and Godolphin Arabian, ancestors of all thoroughbred racehorses, are imported into England       
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Jack Broughton, champion of England, opens an academy to teach 'the mystery of boxing, that wholly British art'       
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Edmond Hoyle publishes the definitive rules of whist       
England's champion pugilist, the Jewish prize-fighter Daniel Mendoza, publishes The Art of Boxing       
A Rugby schoolboy, William Webb Ellis, picks up the football and runs with it in rugby union's founding myth       
Oxford and Cambridge compete against each other in the first university boat race, held at Henley      
Boat Race souvenir, printed cloth 1876
Richmond Local Studies
Brunel's Great Western, a wooden paddle-steamer, arives in New York the day after the Sirius, with the record for an Atlantic crossing already reduced to 15 days       
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The London Prize Ring rules disallow kicking, gouging, head-butting and biting in the sport of boxing       
New Yorker Alexander Cartwright devises the set of rules that become the basis of the modern game of baseball       
The Marylebone Cricket Club, arbiter of cricket, finally rules that overarm bowling is legitimate