On This Day

Year 1818 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 17 Baron Karl von Drais de Sauerbrun patents "draisine" (early bicycle)
  • Oct 8 Jack Broughton designed padded gloves first used in a competitive boxing match between 2 unnamed English boxers at Aix-la-Chapelle in France

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 6 Adolf Anderssen, German world chess champion (1851-66), born in Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1879)