[Daily article] October 16: History of Ipswich Town F.C.

Ipswich Town F.C. has a long history as an English association football
club based in Ipswich, Suffolk. Founded on 16 October 1878, they have
played at Portman Road, their home stadium, since 1884. They won their
first trophy in the 1886–87 season over Ipswich School in the Suffolk
Challenge Cup. The team played amateur football until 1936 when they
turned professional and were elected into the Southern League. On 30 May
1938 they were elected into Division Three of the Football League in
place of Gillingham F.C. They won the Football League Championship in
1961–62, one season after winning promotion from the Second Division.
A decade later, under the guidance of Bobby Robson (pictured), they
achieved success both in the FA Cup and in European competition, winning
the UEFA Cup in 1981. Both Robson and Sir Alf Ramsey moved on from
Ipswich to manage the England national football team, presiding over the
team’s best results in the World Cup: fourth place in 1990 and world
champions in 1966.

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Today’s selected anniversaries:


Marie Antoinette, queen consort of Louis XVI, was guillotined
at the Place de la Révolution in Paris at the height of the French


The Church of Scotland established Queen’s College in Kingston,
Ontario, Canada.


Margaret Sanger established the United States’ first family
planning clinic in Brooklyn, New York.


Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner made his ascent of Lhotse,
making him the first person to climb all fourteen “eight-thousanders”.


At least 83 people were killed and more than 140 injured in a
stampede at Guatemala City’s Estadio Mateo Flores during a 1998 FIFA
World Cup qualification match between Guatemala and Costa Rica.

Wiktionary’s word of the day:

food desert:
Somewhere where food, especially healthy food, is difficult to obtain.

Wikiquote quote of the day:

  All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the
surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their
peril. It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new,
complex, and vital.  
–The Picture of Dorian Gray

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