FC Porto’s record in international club competitions is the best among
Portuguese association football teams. They have won two UEFA Champions
League (1987, 2004) and two UEFA Europa League (2003, 2011) titles, one
UEFA Super Cup (1987), and two Intercontinental Cups (1987, 2004). They
were also the runners-up in the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1984 – their first
European final – and in the UEFA Super Cup in 2003, 2004, and 2011.
They played their first international competition match against Athletic
Bilbao for the 1956–57 European Cup, and have qualified every season
for UEFA competitions since 1974–75. After their 1986–87 European
Cup success, Porto won the UEFA Super Cup and the Intercontinental Cup
in their first appearances, and they remain the only Portuguese team to
have won either of these trophies. Tomislav Ivić and José Mourinho,
former head coaches, each won a record two international titles. Former
Portuguese goalkeeper and captain Vítor Baía holds the club record for
most international appearances (99), while Colombian striker Radamel
Falcao holds the record for goals, with 22.
Today’s selected anniversaries:
Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Lancaster, deposed Richard II to
become Henry IV of England, merging the Duchy of Lancaster with the
The Vulcan Street Plant, the first hydroelectric central
station to serve a system of private and commercial customers in North
America, went on line in Appleton, Wisconsin, US.
Seretse Khama became the first President of Botswana when the
Bechuanaland Protectorate gained independence from the United Kingdom.
Xerox, Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation published the
first Ethernet specifications (8P8C connector pictured), currently the
most widespread wired local area network (LAN) technology.
A 7.6 MW earthquake struck off the southern coast of Sumatra,
Indonesia, killing 1,115 people and impacting an estimated 1.25 million
Wiktionary’s word of the day:
1. (uncountable, often attributive) The secret copying and sharing of
illegal publications, chiefly in the Soviet Union; underground
publishing and its publications.
2. (countable) A samizdat publication.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Love rests on no foundation. It is an endless ocean, with no
beginning or end.
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